Charles Pugh, MD

for Chatham County Coroner

Medically trained, motivated to serve.

A lifelong Georgia resident, Charles Pugh, MD was born and raised in Lumpkin, GA where he graduated from Stewart County High School.


Dr. Pugh attended the University of Georgia receiving his B.S. in Chemistry before heading to the Medical College of Georgia, earning his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1976. He came to Savannah's Memorial Medical Center to complete his Residency in Internal Medicine and became Board Certified in 1979.

Dr. Pugh and his wife Beth have been married for 48 years and have three children, Charles, Susan and Wade.

Dr. Pugh continues to work in private practice as an Internist and is motivated to become Chatham County's next Coroner. He currently works as Deputy Coroner.

"It's imperative that Chatham County elect a Coroner with proper medical training and experience," says Pugh. "The Coroner is making decisions on whether or not to send a deceased person for an autopsy as well as manner and cause of death."


[Georgia's requirements to be elected to be a county's Coroner include being age 25 or older, a registered voter, no felonies and having a high school degree. Upon being elected, a training course is required.]

Charles Pugh, MD

Beth and Charles Pugh


Uniquely Qualified


• Residency at Memorial Medical Center

• Board-Certified Internal Medicine Physician

• 41 years practicing medicine in Chatham County

• Worked with several area hospices

• Attended numerous GBI autopsies

• Currently serving as Deputy Coroner


• The only Medical Doctor in the race for Coroner

• Endorsed by outgoing Coroner Bill Wessinger, MD

• Completed Georgia Public Safety Training Center's Coroner
   Certification Training
• Appointed Deputy Coroner in June 2020 in Chatham County

• Qualified to meet standards necessary to help law enforcement

• Best equipped to provide DA’s office with critical information

• Understands efficiency and helps families with estate settlements


Coroner Training Completed

Charles Pugh, MD has completed a 40-hour training course providing a foundation of skills upon which a coroner will fulfill their duty to the public. Anyone attending a coroner's basic or in-service course, other than a coroner, coroner-elect, appointed coroner, or deputy coroner, must have written permission from the coroner of the county of residence. Dr. Pugh is already preparing to take on the role as Chatham County's next coroner and appreciates your support!

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