Dr. Kimberly McDonald has been selected as the new Medical Director for the Wake County Human Services Department. In her new position McDonald will provide clinical oversight for all the department's programs, direction for quality assurance and compliance functions, clinical consultation to staff and contribute to the effective management of the department. She started on Monday, April 1, 2013.
"We are pleased to welcome Dr. McDonald to Wake County," said Wake County Human Services Director Ramon Rojano
. "Her credentials and experience in public health and preventive medicine are a great fit for our residents and our organization. I believe she will be a great asset to the community and will contribute to maintaining Wake County's position as one of the healthiest communities in North Carolina."
A graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School, McDonald comes to Wake from a private health information technology company where she serves as Physician Consultant/Clinical Education Coordinator. She has previously served as the Public Health Regional Surveillance Team Director for a region that served 24 Eastern North Carolina counties and has experience in epidemiology, preventive medicine, ophthalmology, obstetrics/gynecology, health services and health information technology.
McDonald replaces Dr. Peter Morris, who retired from Wake County in late 2012 to serve as the Executive Director of Urban Ministries of Wake County. Her photo is available for download