Vaughn McCall is elected for National Policy Committee

June 4, 2007

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Vaughn McCall, M.D., professor and chair of psychiatry at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, has been selected to serve on the American Board of Internal Medicine Sleep Medicine Test and Policy Committee for the new added qualifications examination in sleep medicine that will be offered in November. The examination will be given by the American Boards of Psychiatry and Neurology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Otolaryngology, and Family Medicine. McCall will be one of only 13 sleep specialists in the United States, including only three psychiatrists, to serve on the sleep testing board.

These boards certify physicians who possess the knowledge and skills necessary for the practice of their respective specialties. Those who display the capacity and determination to provide exceptional patient care in sleep medicine will be awarded a certificate of those added qualifications by the sleep medicine board.

McCall received his bachelor’s and M.D. degrees from Duke University. He also interned and completed his residence at Duke University Hospital. He is board certified in general psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry.

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Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine. The system comprises 1,238 acute care, psychiatric, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report.

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