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Medboard Matters Podcast

On this episode of MedBoard Matters, we interview two former Board Members (and Board Presidents) and our current Board President, Dr. Christine Khandelwal and uncover what drew each of them into pursuing service on the North Carolina Medical Board. Plus we outline the process for becoming a Board Member and much more.

Posted March 26, 2024 | 
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Hosts and Guests

Jean Fisher Brinkley

Communications Director, North Carolina Medical Board

Jean Fisher Brinkley

Jean Fisher Brinkley is NCMB’s Communications Director, a role that involves developing and overseeing production of communications materials and strategies needed to enhance public and professional awareness and understanding of the Board and its mission. She joined NCMB in 2008, after an 11-year career in newspaper journalism, most of it dedicated to reporting on medicine, health policy and the business aspects of health care.

Brinkley earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Mills College in Oakland, CA, and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Raleigh with her husband and two daughters.

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Dr. Timothy E. Lietz

President and CEO, Mid-Atlantic Emergency Medical Associates

Timothy E. Lietz, MD, FACEP

Dr. Lietz has practiced emergency medicine for 28 years in Charlotte, North Carolina, with Mid-Atlantic Emergency Medical Associates, where he serves as president and CEO and as a member of the board. 

He earned his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and his medical degree from The Ohio State University School of Medicine. He completed an internship with the Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of Internal Medicine and residency training with the same institution’s Department of Emergency Medicine.

A fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and board-certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Lietz is a member of the North Carolina College of Emergency Physicians and the American College of Emergency Physicians. He serves as chair of the Novant Health Emergency Services Shared Governance Council and is a former president of the North Carolina Medical Board, serving two terms.

Dr. Eleanor E. Greene

OB/GYN, Triad Women's Health and Wellness Center

Dr. Eleanor E. Greene

Dr. Greene is an OB/GYN who practices with Triad Women’s Center in High Point. Dr. Greene earned a BS degree in medical technology from the former Bowman Gray School of Medicine (now Wake Forest University School of Medicine). 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 the Ohio State University. 

Dr. Christine M. Khandelwal

Professor of Family Medicine and Director of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Christine M. Khandelwal, DO

Dr. Khandelwal is a Professor of Family Medicine and Director of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine with the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine. She is Boarded in both Geriatrics and Hospice and Palliative Medicine, serving in Harnett County within the Cape Fear Valley Hospital System. Previously, Dr. Khandelwal was a practicing palliative care and hospice physician and the VP of Education and Outreach at Transitions Life Care in Raleigh.