Sonja Deckelman-Klinke
Sonja Deckelman-Klinke

Credentialing Specialist

Sonja Deckelman-Klinke CPCS, CPMSM, began her career in 1991 in the Medical Staff Office at University Hospital in Augusta, GA. She has 28 years of experience as a Medical Staff Services Professional and obtained her national certification as a Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist in 1998 and Certified Professional in Medical Services Management in 2003. She has served on the Board of the Georgia Association of Medical Staff Services, as the Education Chair, Treasurer, President-elect/Program Chair and as the President. Over the past 17 years Sonja has held positions managing Medical Staff Services departments and was responsible for all functions and processes within the hospital settings. She has extensive knowledge in developing and implementing credentialing processes, overseeing development and adherence to department rules and governance bylaws.