Durham-Orange Medical Society News:

DOCMS Membership Meeting on October 12 Features New Technology Roundtable


  • Brandon Ives, Founder; PractImage (Raleigh, NC)

  • David Meissner, Co-founder, Head of Finance and Operations; iScribes (Durham, NC)

  • Dr. John Feole, founder, CEO; Strategic Imaging (Durham, NC)

Topic: New Technology Roundtable

While physicians report that one of their major stressors is implementation of electronic health records and the associated practice disruption, there are innovations that will help ease the burden, however, rather than add to it. Physicians and their teams who are receptive to technology know it can make their work day easier and help them perform their jobs better.

Come to our new technology roundtable to learn about innovations and applications being developed in our community. Speakers are being added to the roundtable each day. REGISTER NOW!

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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