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Dec 31 2009

Board elects new leadership team

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The NC Medical Board recently installed its officers for the coming year. Donald Jablonski, DO, of Etowah, became president, Janice Huff, MD, of Charlotte, became president elect and William Walker, MD, of Charlotte, took office as secretary/treasurer. Their terms will run until October 31, 2010.

Donald E. Jablonski, DO, President
Dr. Jablonski took his undergraduate degree at the University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, with graduate study at Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan. He received his DO degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He did his internship at Lakeview General Hospital in Battle Creek, Michigan, where he served as chief intern.

He is currently the medical director of a community based outpatient clinic for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Rutherfordton. Appointed to the Board in 2005, he became the first DO to serve on the Board, and now the first to serve as its president. Dr. Jablonski chairs the Executive Committee. He was elected Board treasurer in 2007, in July 2008 he was elected secretary/treasurer and in November 2008 he was elected president-elect, a position he now vacates to serve as president.

Janice E. Huff, MD, President-Elect
Janice E. Huff, MD, graduated from Michigan State University, earning a BS degree in physiology. She earned her medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency training 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 an adjunct instructor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She practices part-time at Presbyterian Urgent Care, Mecklenburg Health Care Center and The Wellness and Recovery Center. Dr. Huff was appointed to the Board in 2007. In November 2008, she was elected secretary/treasurer. She chairs the Licensing Committee and serves on Executive, Physicians Health Program and Best Practices Committees.

William A. Walker, MD, Secretary/Treasurer
William A. Walker, MD, earned his BA in chemistry and psychology and his MD from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 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 currently practices at Charlotte Colon and Rectal Surgery Associates and is a community faculty member in the Department of Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center. He was appointed to the Board in 2007, and chairs the Disciplinary and Policy Committees and serves on the Executive and Continued Competence Committees.

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