Doctor Bonzo served at Mercer University School of Medicine as the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for six years, and as the Chair of the Department of Community Medicine for three years. He still holds a faculty appointment as Professor of Community Medicine & Family Medicine at Mercer. After receiving his BS degree from Morehouse College and MD degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, Bonzo completed his family medicine residency at the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill. He and his family returned to his hometown, Savannah, GA, in 2014.
Bonzo is board certified in Family Medicine and provides care at a mobile homeless clinic through the JC Lewis Primary Health Care Center, a federally qualified health center (FQHC) and designated healthcare for the homeless (HCH) site. After graduating, he practiced full-spectrum family medicine--including delivering babies and inpatient medicine--for almost 20 years. He was named Top Family Physician in Savannah, GA, by South Magazine in 2016 & 2019, and he was named the Family Physician of the Year by the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP) in 2021.
Bonzo has won 16 teaching awards and has a national reputation as an innovator in medical education. He is on the trustee board for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Foundation. He completed 2 faculty development fellowships at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also obtained an MPH degree with an added interdisciplinary certificate in health disparities. Bonzo has served on the Health Equity Council for the Georgia Department of Public Health and on medical advisory committees for the local public school system and the Mayor's Office.
Dr. Bonzo & First Lady Dr. Jill Biden