KUDOS To These Distinguished NCMS Members

John H. Sampson, MD, PhD, MHSc., MBA

John H. Sampson, MD, PhD, MHSc, MBA, Robert H. and Gloria Wilkins Distinguished Professor of Neurosurgery and chair, department of neurosurgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, was one of only 70 medical professionals in the United States to be elected to The National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. New members are elected by current members through a process that recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health.

“These newly elected members represent the most exceptional scholars and leaders in science, medicine, and health in the U.S. and around the globe,” said National Academy of Medicine President Victor J. Dzau. “Their expertise will help our organization address today’s most pressing health challenges and inform the future of health and health care to benefit us all. I am honored to welcome these distinguished individuals to the National Academy of Medicine.”

Congratulations Dr. Sampson!

Warren Newton, MD, MPH

Warren Newton, MD, MPH, who was named the American Board of Family Medicine’s (ABFM) next President and Chief Executive Officer. He will begin his new role on July 1, 2018 as President and CEO Elect until succeeding Dr. James C. Puffer upon his retirement on Jan. 1, 2019. Dr. Newton will oversee the ABFM, as well as the ABFM Foundation and Pisacano Leadership Foundation.

Dr. Newton is currently Executive Director of the North Carolina Area Health Education Center (NC AHEC), a national leader in practice redesign, continuing professional development, health careers programming and innovation in graduate medical education, and Vice Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina (UNC). A longtime North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) member, Dr. Newton has been a personal physician for 33 years, working in a variety of settings, In the 1990s, he founded the first hospitalist program at UNC Hospitals and helped reorganize family medicine obstetrics into a maternal child service. Over the past 15 years, he has led practice transformation initiatives at the practice, regional and statewide levels. From 2012 to 2017, he served on the Board of Trustees of the North Carolina State Health Plan. In 2016, he served as Senior Policy Advisor to the North Carolina Secretary of Health and Human Services, helping to prepare the Medicaid 1115 innovation waiver, plan rural residency expansion and develop quality metrics for Medicaid. Read more about Dr. Newton’s distinguished background.

Congratulations, Dr. Newton!

Charles Kays, MD, DMD, FACS

Charles Kays, MD, a Wilmington plastic surgeon and Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership (KIPL) Leadership College, class of 2003 alumnus, has been recognized with a Health Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award.

Congratulations Dr. Kays!


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