BY DHHS OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
Robin Cummings, M.D. has been appointed to the position of Deputy Secretary of Health Services. Dr. Cummings joined DHHS in March to serve as the director of the Office of Rural Health and Community Care. He is board certified in general surgery as well as cardiothoracic surgery and practiced cardiac surgery in Pinehurst until his retirement in 2004. Since that time he has served on a number of boards including chair of the Board of Trustees for UNC at Pembroke, chair of the N.C. Commission of Indian Affairs Health Committee, and founding chair of the N.C. American Indian Health Board. Until his appointment to DHHS, Dr. Cummings was the medical director and executive director for Community Care of the Sandhills. He is a native of North Carolina and a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and the Duke University School of Medicine.