Great doctors. Grateful patients.

Doctors' Day is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate North Carolina physicians.

Submit your nomination for NC Doctor of the Year

What is NC Doctors' Day?

March 30, National Doctors' Day, is a time to recognize and celebrate the hard work of physicians – all of the many medical specialties make up a remarkable community, coming together as one to help and heal patients. The observance dates back to 1933 and was officially established by Congress in 1990.

In 2015 the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) instituted a new, homegrown tradition with North Carolina Doctors' Day. To celebrate the day, NCMS is sponsoring the 2017 North Carolina Doctor of the Year Award, allowing patients and the public to honor our state's physicians who are:

Passionate about keeping patients happy and healthy
Experts in using life-changing treatments to give patients the best care
And making a positive impact in the community

Nominations for the 2017 NC Doctor of the Year will close at noon on March 1st, 2017!


Submit your nomination for NC Doctor of the Year
The winner receives a $5,000 grand prize to further their professional mission – which will enhance health care in North Carolina.

Past winners include Gloria Graham, M.D. and Jason Stopyra, M.D.

Share the word with your friends through social media, and let's give those great NC doctors their moment to shine.

About the Award

Presenting Last Year's North Carolina Doctor of the Year:

Jason Stopyra, M.D.

An emergency medicine specialist dedicated to collaborative medicine to save lives.

Meet the 2016 Winner and Finalists

Wall of Gratitude

Doctors' Day is March 30th! Now is the time to open up and say Ahhh-some! Share your appreciation for your favorite North Carolina doctors and tag @NCDoctorsDay or use the hashtag #thxdocnc to see your post or tweet included here.



Do you know a “Doc Star” who is making a difference in North Carolina? Don’t keep it to yourself. Open your mouth and say “AHHHsome!”

Nominate a Doctor

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