Dr. Timothy J. Reeder Sworn In As NCMS’ 165th President

NCMS President Timothy J. Reeder, MD, MPH, FACEP

Timothy J. Reeder, MD, MPH, FACEP, an emergency medicine physician at the Brody School of Medicine at ECU in Greenville, NC, was sworn in as the North Carolina Medical Society’s (NCMS) 165th president on Friday, Oct. 19, at the Society’s LEAD Health Care Conference in Raleigh.

Dr. Reeder joined the NCMS in 1998, and has served in a variety of roles including on the Finance Committee, the Credentials Committee and the Communications and Membership Advisory Committee. He was elected to the NCMS Board of Directors in 2012 and served several years as secretary-treasurer. Long a proponent of organized medicine, Dr. Reeder also was president of the Pitt County Medical Society in 2007 and remains active on the local level.

Dr. Reeder received his MD from Ohio State University, where he also spent his residency. He earned his MPH at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He currently works at the Brody School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, as an Associate Professor and Executive Vice Chair. His clinical interests include trauma care, pediatric emergency care and disaster medicine. His educational interests include health systems science including patient safety, quality and leadership. He also serves as Director of the Health System Transformation and Leadership Distinction Track.

In a moving inaugural address, Dr. Reeder spoke about the importance of returning the joy to the practice of medicine.

“The activities of our organization must at their core, support and ensure the patient-physician relationship. For this is what gives us meaning and JOY in our practice and profession,” he said. “While this may sound naïve or unattainable, I pledge to you today to strive to use our collective energy, intellect and passion to work toward this goal. No matter the specialty, years in practice or how disillusioned we may have become, the unifying principle that brought us into medicine was our desire to help another human being, through the doctor-patient relationship.”


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