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UNC Family Medicine physician, Dr. Adam Zolotor, has been selected to lead the North Carolina Institute of Medicine. The Institute fosters its research, review and educational functions through collaborative efforts with established centers and agencies within NC, drawing on the expertise of the major universities, governmental units, and the private sector.

North Carolina Institute of Medicine Board Chair Paul Cunningham, MD, FACS, Dean and Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs, The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, is pleased to announce that Dr. Adam Zolotor will be the fifth President and CEO to lead the organization. Dr. Zolotor has served the NCIOM as Vice President since August of 2012 and as interim President since July 2014.

Zolotor has 18 years of clinical, research, and policy experience. He has worked with patients as a family physician in a number of settings, including a small-town practice, emergency department, county health department and academic medical center. He has extensive experience in child health services research with a focus on childhood injury prevention. He has lead recent NCIOM efforts to study rural health, patient engagement, and child maltreatment prevention.

Zolotor is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and the Associate Medical Director of the North Carolina Child Medical Evaluation Program. Zolotor received his master’s degree and his doctorate in public health, as well as his medical degree, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.

About the North Carolina Institute of Medicine:

The North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) is an independent, quasi-state agency that was chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1983 to provide balanced, nonpartisan information on issues of relevance to the health of North Carolina’s population. The NCIOM convenes task forces of knowledgeable and interested individuals to study complex health issues facing the state in order to develop workable solutions to address these issues to improve health, health care access, and quality of health care in North Carolina. Visit for more information.