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NCMB welcomes four new Board Members

Gov. Roy Cooper recently announced the appointments of four new Board Members, all with terms running Nov. 1, 2019, until Oct. 31, 2022. The new Board Members are:

W. Howard Hall, MD

Dr. Hall is an OB-GYN who has practiced in Morganton for more than 21 years. He currently practices gynecology with Blue Ridge Women’s Health, after more than a decade as a solo practice OB/GYN. Dr. Hall earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed postgraduate training in OB/GYN at Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, SC. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Since becoming part of Carolinas Healthcare System – Blue Ridge two years ago, Dr. Hall has held numerous leadership positions, including President of the Medical Staff. He is also a past president of the Piedmont OB/GYN Society in Hickory.

Damian F. McHugh, MD

Dr. McHugh is an emergency medicine physician practicing with Raleigh Emergency Medicine Associates. Dr. McHugh was born and raised in England and proudly became a US citizen in 2002. He earned his medical degree from the Victoria University of Manchester Medical School, England, and pursued postgraduate training and certification in Family Practice and Emergency Medicine on both sides of the Atlantic. His US training includes an internship at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte and residency training in emergency medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. McHugh is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is Vice President of Patient Experience in Rex Hospital’s Emergency Department and is a past President of Raleigh Emergency Medicine, the emergency medicine group that staffs Rex. In addition, he is one of five team ER physicians for the Carolina Hurricanes.

Devdutta G. Sangvai, MD, MBA

Dr. Sangvai is a family physician practicing with the Duke University Health System in Durham. He is Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Duke University School of Medicine and Vice President for Population Health Management at Duke Health. Dr. Sangvai has developed a clinical practice in the medical management of eating disorders and a teaching and scholarly focus on leadership development among medical students, residents and early career faculty. He previously served as Chief of Duke Family Medicine. Dr. Sangvai graduated from The Ohio State University and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio, where he also completed postgraduate training in family medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Sangvai earned his Master of Business Administration from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. He is a past president of the North Carolina Medical Society.

Joshua D. Malcolm, JD

Mr. Malcolm, a lifelong resident of Pembroke, is an attorney and one of three public members of the Board. Mr. Malcolm served in the Air Force for seven years, rising to the rank of Captain. He completed numerous deployments to the Middle East and eastern Europe, where he flew combat and combat support missions. After leaving the Air Force, Mr. Malcolm completed his legal education at NC Central University School of Law. Mr. Malcolm has practiced law for more than 15 years and most recently served as the General Counsel for UNC Pembroke, before entering private practice. His expertise is in legal compliance, healthcare governance and government ethics, among other topics. Mr. Malcolm served on the Scotland Health Care System Board of Trustees for 9 years and has also served on the NC State Board of Elections.

Visit the official Board Roster.