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Medboard Matters Podcast

After listening to this episode of MedBoard Matters, you should have a clear understanding of what a medical board complaint can and cannot achieve. You’ll know what types of issues the Board can address, what kind of providers NCMB has authority over and, most important, how patient complaints help NCMB protect the public.

Posted November 2, 2020 | 
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Brian Blakenship

Deputy General Counsel

Brian Blakenship, Deputy General Counsel for the Board

Brian serves as Deputy General Counsel for NCMB where he supervises three attorneys and manages the prosecution and defense of all cases handled by Board attorneys. Prior to joining NCMB in 2002, Brian served as an Assistant Attorney General with the North Carolina Department of Justice where he was responsible for prosecuting law enforcement officers accused of misconduct. Brian has served for more than 24 years in the United States military, first as a member of the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG Corps) and, since 2001, as a member of the North Carolina Army National Guard.

Brian is frequently invited to speak at professional conferences on Medical Board investigations and prosecutions. In 2018, Brian was a presenter at the FSMB Board Attorney Workshop on Prosecuting Professional Sexual Misconduct Cases and in 2019, Brian served as a panel member of the General Session presentation, Sexual Boundary Violations: What State Medical Boards Need to Know.

Shikha Sinha

Complaints Manager

Shikha Sinha, Complaints Manager

Shikha Sinha has worked for the North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB) for the past 5 years and is currently the Complaints Section Manager. Prior to joining NCMB, she did statistical analysis for 9 years and then worked with HR and immigration for several years before she founded her own Home Health Care Agency.

Shikha has a BS in Biology and MSPH in Biostatistics and Epidemiology from the University of South Carolina. She has served as a member on the North Carolina Medical Board, North Carolina Child Fatality Task Force, NC Perfusionist Advisory Council, and the NC Physicians Health Program Compliance Committee.


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