North Carolina Orthopaedic Association

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The mission of the NC Orthopaedic Asociation (NCOA) is to advance the science and practice of orthopaedic surgery through education and advocacy on behalf of patients and practitioners, with emphasis on overall quality orthopaedic health care for the state of North Carolina.

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2020 NCOA Annual Meeting
Oct. 2-4 at the Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC

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President: Jessica A. Woodcock, MD – New Bern, NC

President-Elect: Cynthia Emory, MD – Winston-Salem, NC

Vice President: Robert Boykin, MD – Asheville, NC

Secretary-Treasurer: Dickson Schaefer, MD – Fayetteville, NC

Recording Secretary: Michael Marushack, MD – Wilmington, NC

Historian: Charles H. Classen, Jr., MD – Kinston, NC

Immediate Past President: Shawn B. Hocker, MD – Wilmington, NC

Councilor to AAOS: Richard C. “Chad” Mather, III, MD – Durham

Councilor to AAOS: Jessica A. Woodcock, MD – New Bern, NC

Councilor to AAOS: Peter Mangone, MD – Asheville, NC

Health Policy Chair: Richard Bruch, MD – Durham, NC

Executive Director: W. Alan Skipper, CAE – Raleigh, NC

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For membership questions, please contact NCOA member services at (919) 833-3836

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NCOA PAC, the non-partisan political committee of the North Carolina Orthopaedic Association (NCOA), relies on voluntary contributions from members like you to back candidates for public office who support the NCOA position on issues affecting orthopaedic practice and patient care in North Carolina. Donate online or download a form to support your PAC.


Contact Us

North Carolina Orthopaedic Association
PO Box 27167
222 North Person Street
Raleigh, NC 27611
Phone: (919) 833-3836
Fax: (919) 833-2023
Executive Director: W. Alan Skipper

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