Durham-Orange Medical Society News:

Register Today: June 8 DOCMS Membership Meeting Featuring Damon Tweedy, MD

Speaker: Damon Tweedy, MD

Topic: "Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine"

Duke physician Dr. Damon Tweedy will join us to discuss his book, Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctors Reflections on Race and Medicine. Dr. Tweedy's memoir is a passionate and revealing account of his experience as a Medical Student, Resident and Physician grappling with race, bias and the unique health problems of black Americans. A New York Times bestseller, Dr. Tweedy's book will be available for purchase and signing. M

Dr. Tweedy is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. He is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center and staff physician at the Durham Veteran Affairs Medical Center. He has published articles about race and medicine in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Raleigh News & Observer, as well as in various medical journals. Reviews of his book and an excerpt can be viewed on www.damontweedy.com.

3 Ways to Register! Please reserve your seat as soon as possible.

  1. Email javery@ncmedsoc.org
  2. Call Joy Avery at 919-833-3836;
  3. Register online at www.docmedsoc.org

Meet DOCMS President Kunal Mitra, MD, MBA

Kunal Mitra, MD, MBA was installed as President of the Durham-Orange County Medical Society (DOCMS) on December 9, 2015. Dr. Mitra, a Pediatrician at Burlington Pediatrics, has been a member of the NCMS and DOCMS since his first year at Duke University School of Medicine.

Kunal was very involved as a medical student member. He pursued his interest in health care legislation and medical economics by participating in White Coat Wednesdays, NCMS Committees and AMA Advocacy events as a medical student and then as a Resident. He worked for a year in Washington, DC as a Government Relations Advocacy Fellow with the AMA. He simultaneously completed his medical degree and MBA at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.

As a Resident, he graduated from the NCMS Leadership College (now KIPL). After his residency, he completed a management and leadership pathway fellowship at Duke, working closely with Dev Sangvai, MD. The fellowship included assisting with the implementation of a population health module in Duke's electronic health record, researching the impact of Medicaid Reform proposals on the health system, and seeing patients for acute care concerns through the Department of Pediatrics.

Last summer, Kunal decided to stay "local" and joined Burlington Pediatrics. After several years of service on the DOCMS Board of Directors, he was installed as President in December. The DOCMS is a vibrant county medical society, representing both UNC and Duke medical schools, health systems, and private practices. As President, Dr. Mitra has participated in informational interviews at WCHL in Chapel Hill, hosted an open forum with the NCMS President and Board members, and attended the NCDHHS "listening session" on Medicaid Reform. Only at the beginning of what is sure to be an esteemed medical career, Dr. Mitra has stood out as a leader in medicine in NC and a mentor to students and residents following in his footsteps.





Healthiest You Challenge

DOCMS is a proud sponsor of WCHL’s “Healthiest You” Challenge, sponsored by the DOCMS to promote health and wellness in our community. Click here to read a blog posting from one of our team members.







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