Dr. Cummings is a North Carolina native and graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and the Duke University School of Medicine. He is board certified in general surgery as well as cardiothoracic surgery and practiced medicine in Pinehurst until his retirement in 2004.
Since 2005, Dr. Cummings has served as chair of the NC Commission on Indian Affairs Health Committee. He is the founding chair of the NC American Indian Health Board. He has also served since 2008 on the NC Rural Center Board.
Until his appointment to DHHS, Dr. Cummings was the medical director and executive director of Community Care of the Sandhills.
Congratulations, Dr. Cummings!