Construction of the long-awaited medical school near Uptown Charlotte is officially underway. The Queen City is the nation’s largest city without a 4-year medical school. The first shovels of dirt were turned today at a ceremony near the intersection of Baxter and South McDowell streets, commemorating groundbreaking on Wake Forest University School of Medicine Charlotte and the surrounding innovation district, known as “The Pearl.”
Atrium Health today announced Dr. Ruben A. Mesa has been named president and executive director of its cancer service line – which includes both Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute and Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center – and vice dean for cancer programs at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
Wake Forest University School of Medicine today announced Dr. L. Ebony Boulware, as its new dean. She will also serve as vice chief academic officer and chief science officer of Atrium Health. Boulware will join the medical school in January 2023 and will succeed Dr. Julie Ann Freischlag, who remains as CEO of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist and chief academic officer of Atrium Health.
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Names Anthony L. Asher, MD, FAANS, as the organization’s president-elect. The Charlotte-based neurosurgeon will serve as president-elect of the association for the next 12 months.