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The North Carolina Medical Board is pleased to announce that Gov Perdue recently appointed Eleanor E. Greene, MD, MPH, of High Point, NC, to the Board. Perdue has also reappointed Janice E. Huff, MD, of Charlotte; William A. Walker, MD, of Charlotte; Thomas R. Hill, MD, of Hickory and John B. Lewis, LLB, of Farmville. All five Board members will serve three year terms spanning Nov. 1, 2010-Oct. 31, 2013.
R. David Henderson, executive director of the NC Medical Board, said: “The Board welcomes Dr. Greene and appreciates her commitment to the Board’s work and to the people of North Carolina.”
Mr. Henderson added: “We are pleased that Gov Perdue graciously reappointed Drs. Huff, Walker, Hill and Judge Lewis. We look forward to their continued service and dedication over the next three years.”
ELEANOR E. GREENE, MD, MPH
Eleanor E. Greene, MD, of High Point, earned a BS degree in medical technology from the former Bowman Gray School of Medicine (now Wake Forest University School of Medicine) in Winston-Salem, NC. She received her MD and a Master of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and completed residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. She currently practices with Moses Cone Affiliated Physicians, Triad Women’s Center, PA, in High Point.
Dr. Greene is a member of the North Carolina Medical Society, Doctors for America, North Carolina Obstetrics and Gynecology Society, and the National Medical Association, where she serves on the Board of Directors, Finance and Health Policy Committees. She serves on the Piedmont Health Services and Sickle Cell Agency, and on the North Carolina Advisory Committee on Cancer Coordination and Control. She served on the Board of Directors of the Healthy Start Foundation, completing two terms in June of this year. Dr. Greene is past president of the Old North State Medical Society, and continues to serve on its current Executive Committee. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Greene is the first physician from High Point, NC, and the first African American female physician to serve on the NC Medical Board. She speaks on the topic of Women’s Health and Women in Medicine at numerous church and community forums.
JANICE E. HUFF, MD
Janice E. Huff, MD, of Charlotte, graduated with honors from Michigan State University, completing a BS degree in physiology. She earned her medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. She completed internship and residency in the Department of Family Medicine at Carolinas Healthcare System in Charlotte.
Dr. Huff is a part-time faculty member of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte and is a clinical instructor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She also practices part-time at Presbyterian Urgent Care and Mecklenburg Health Care Center in Charlotte.
Dr. Huff is a member of the North Carolina Medical Society and serves on the organization’s Access and Health Services Committee. She is also a member of the Mecklenburg County Medical Society, where she currently serves on the Board of Directors. She also serves as a director on the Presbyterian Hospice and Palliative Care Advisory Board. Dr. Huff is a fellow and member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She is a member of numerous professional groups and societies, including the NC Academy of Family Physicians, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, the American Medical Association, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine and the National Board of Medical Examiners.
Dr. Huff was appointed to the NCMB in 2007 and currently serves as the Board’s president.
WILLIAM A. WALKER, MD
William A. Walker, MD, of Charlotte, earned his BA in chemistry and psychology and his MD from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he was also a Morehead Scholar. He completed his internship and residency training in general surgery at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He also completed a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Dr. Walker practices at Charlotte Colon and Rectal Surgery Associates, where he is also president. He currently serves on the Surgical Specialties Quality Improvement Committee at Mercy Hospital, and is past chief of staff at Presbyterian Hospital.
Dr. Walker is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. He is an active member of the Mecklenburg County Medical Society and the North Carolina Medical Society.. He is the recipient of the President’s Award of the Mecklenburg County Medical Society.
Dr. Walker was appointed to the Board in 2007. He currently serves as the Board’s secretary/treasurer.
THOMAS R. HILL, MD
Thomas R. Hill, MD, of Hickory, earned his BS degree in athletic training and his MS degree in exercise physiology from Pennsylvania State University’s College of Health and Physical Education. He went on to complete the physician assistant program, earning a BS degree, at Hahnemann University’s College of Allied Health Professions in Philadelphia. He earned his MD from what is now Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem. He completed an internship in internal medicine at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC, and residency and fellowship training in anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Tampa General Hospital, respectively. He also completed a medical executive fellowship in perioperative echocardiography at the University of Utah School of Health Sciences.
Dr. Hill currently practices at Western Piedmont Anesthesia, PA, in Hickory, NC. He also serves as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.
From 1988-1999, Dr. Hill served in the United States Naval Reserves Medical Corp. He is an active member of numerous professional societies, including the Catawba County Medical Society, the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Society for Airway Management.
Dr. Hill was appointed to the Board in 2007.
JOHN B. LEWIS, JR, LLB
John B. Lewis, Jr., LLB, graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill with a BS in history. He took his law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law and served as president of the Third Year Class.
Judge Lewis’s distinguished legal career includes practicing law in Farmville for 16 years and serving as town attorney for Farmville, Fountain, and Hookerton for 12 of those years; being a Special Superior Court judge for six years and serving on the NC Court of Appeals for 11 years. He is currently a Court of Appeals recall judge, a temporary administrative law judge and an emergency Special Superior Court judge.
He did active duty in the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Coral Sea (CV-43) off Vietnam. He was later a captain in the Naval Reserve, serving as a certified military judge. He retired from those duties in 1990.
Among his many other activities and responsibilities, he has been chair of the North Carolina Property Tax Commission and the Judicial Standards Commission, a member of the North Carolina Sentencing Commission, the Rules Review Commission, the Wake Forest University School of Law Board of Visitors, the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Arts Council and a variety of civic and service organizations.
Judge Lewis was appointed as a public member to the Board in 2006.