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Sitting Board Members reappointed

Congratulations to Board Members Dr. Bryant A. Murphy and Judge Ralph A. Walker on their recent reappointments to the North Carolina Medical Board. Their second and final terms on the Board began on Nov. 1 and will end on Oct. 31, 2020.

Bryant A. Murphy, MD, MBA
Dr. Murphy practices medicine at UNC Health Care in Chapel Hill in the Department of Anesthesiology, where he serves as Vice Chairman for Clinical Operations. He is also an Associate Professor at the UNC School of Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Murphy was initially appointed to the Board in November 2014 and was recently selected by his colleagues on the Board in to serve as Secretary/Treasurer for the 2017-2018 program year.

Dr. Murphy earned his BS degree from Duke University and his MD from the former Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. He completed postgraduate training in anesthesiology at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, and also completed a fellowship there in cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesiology. He is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, completing re-certification in 2012. The same year, Dr. Murphy earned his MBA from George Washington University. Dr. Murphy is a NC delegate to the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Ralph A. Walker, JD, LLB
Judge Walker is the former director of the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts. He was first appointed as a public member of the Board in November 2014. A former trial lawyer, prosecutor, and county attorney, Judge Walker served as a Guilford County Superior Court judge and as a judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. In addition, he has served as chair of the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission and currently is a member of the Rules Review Commission.

Judge Walker received his BBA degree from Wake Forest University and his LLB and JD degrees from Wake Forest School of Law, and attended the National Judicial College. Judge Walker serves on the governing board of Carolina Dispute Settlement Services, and is a member of the Wake County and Guilford County Bar Associations.