Adam J. Zolotor, MD, DrPH

President and CEO

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Adam J. Zolotor, MD, DrPH, is the President and CEO of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine and an associate professor of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Zolotor has practiced family medicine in a small-town practice, rural emergency department, county health department, and academic medical center. Dr. Zolotor started his academic career in child injury research and is well-known nationally for his work on the prevention of physical abuse, shaken baby syndrome, and child discipline, as well as the policy issues around prevention. Dr. Zolotor joined the NCIOM in 2012 as the Vice President, and has served as the President and CEO since 2014. Dr. Zolotor has been involved in the Institute’s leadership in developing many new initiatives, including the rural health plan, the child maltreatment prevention plan, the plan for Alzheimer’s and related dementia, and the legislative health policy fellowship program. He also led the NCMJ through a transformative change to a mostly online distribution with dramatic increase in the statewide footprint. Dr. Zolotor still practices family medicine at the University of North Carolina. He earned both his master’s degree and doctorate in public health as well as his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His undergraduate degree and residency training were at the University of Michigan.