About the DOCMS

> Durham-Orange County Medical Society



  • Fosters camaraderie within our professional community;
  • Advocates for our profession, our patients, and the public health;
  • Cultivates leadership in medicine; and
  • Bridges diverse medical communities and the populations they serve

Brief History

The Durham County Medical Society was founded in 1905, with N.M. Johnson, MD, serving as its first president. Also in that year, the Orange County Medical Society was created and led by I.H. Manning, MD. In 1914, the two counties merged to create the Durham-Orange County Medical Society. Today the DOCMS has over 1,000 members from throughout the Triangle area, from academic to practicing physicians, physician assistants, residents and medical students. Come join our ranks! Interested in learning more about the benefits of membership? Click here.


Holly Biola, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Khalil Tanas, MD

Marian E. Cranford, PA-C

Immediate Past President
Nancy Henley, MD, FACP

Directors at-Large

Sheila Allison, MD
David Gregg, MD
Charlie Monteiro, MD
John Beaudry, PA-C
Quinette Jones, PA-C
Ron Laney, MD

President Emeritus; Advisor to the Board of Directors

Bradford B. Walters, MD, PhD, MBA

UNC Medical Students Representatives
Ben Thompson & Megan Williams

Duke Medical Students Representatives:
Ben Streufert & Godofrey Chery