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Raleigh pediatrician appointed to NCMB

Image for Raleigh pediatrician appointed to NCMB Gov. Roy Cooper recently appointed pediatrician Dr. John W. Rusher of Raleigh to a seat on the Board. His term began on Nov. 1 and will run through Oct. 31, 2020.

John W. Rusher, MD, JD
Dr. Rusher practices with Raleigh Pediatric Associates in Raleigh, where he is a partner. He is also an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of General Pediatrics of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill/NC Children’s Hospital. Prior to entering the practice of medicine, Dr. Rusher was an attorney, practicing in solo practice and, earlier in his law career, with the Raleigh law firm of Hatch, Little & Bunn.

Dr. Rusher earned his BA degree from Wake Forest University and received his law degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law. After completing premedical studies at NC State University, Dr. Rusher earned his medical degree from the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He went on to complete postgraduate training in pediatrics at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Dr. Rusher is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and currently serves on AAP’s Committee on Medical Liability and Risk Management. He is a current member of the Advisory Committee of the NC Immunization Branch and currently chairs the State Government Affairs Committee of the NC Pediatric Society, an organization he led as President in 2012-2014. Dr. Rusher is also a member of the North Carolina Medical Society.