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Published on November 30, 2017

UNC Lenoir Adds CMO

Claire de Marcellus Paris, MD, has joined the staff at UNC Lenoir Health Care as the Vice President of Medical Affairs / Chief Medical Officer.  Dr. Paris comes to our community from Banner Elk, NC, where she was a staff physician at Appalachian Regional Medical Associates. She has a history of implementing quality improvement initiatives and leading teams resulting in improved care, simplified processes and systems, synergy between care teams and physicians and increased patient involvement. Dr. Paris has served in a variety of positions during her career and is excited at the opportunity the CMO positions affords her.  "I’m glad to be here and looking forward to working to improve the quality of care we deliver in this community," she said.  Dr. Paris is currently enrolled in the MBA program at UNC Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School. She was a cofounder of the Flat Top Brewing Company in Banner Elk, NC.