Dr. Bates is program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Northside Hospital Gwinnett. She is board-certified in internal medicine and pediatrics. She attended The Ohio State University (OSU) for her undergraduate and medical school degrees, and completed her Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency at Christiana Care Health Systems in Newark, Delaware. She has served as teaching faculty at both Christiana Care Health Systems and The Ohio State University College of Medicine. From 2006 - 2014, she was a member of the faculty for the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program at OSU and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. In 2014, she moved to Georgia and joined the GMC, now Northside, team. Dr. Bates is married and has a son.