CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) has announced Dr. Lisa Carey, Medical Director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Breast Center and Associate Director of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, as the newest member of its board of trustees. BCBSNC’s board consists of community leaders across North Carolina with varied backgrounds in health care, education, business and finance.
“Lisa’s years of experience in clinical research and deep knowledge of the health care industry make her an excellent addition to our board,” said BCBSNC President and CEO, Brad Wilson. “Along with her notable medical accomplishments, Lisa is a leader in her community and is devoted to improving the lives of North Carolinians. These strengths will benefit our company and our customers.”
A member of UNC’s faculty since 1998, Dr. Carey is a leading figure in North Carolina’s breast cancer research efforts. She and her colleagues at UNC have written widely on racial disparities in breast cancer development and mortality, and she has led multiple clinical trials, in North Carolina and nationally, investigating new drugs and approaches in breast cancer. Dr. Carey also serves on several national cancer committees, such as the National Cancer Institute (NCI)’s Breast Cancer Steering Committee. She was awarded a Doris Duke Clinician Scientist Award in 1999, a Career Development Award from the National Cancer Institute in 2000, was inducted into Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars in 2008, and received the NCI Director’s Service Award in 2011.
Dr. Carey attended Wellesley College, and received her MD from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She completed her residency and fellowship in Medical Oncology at Johns Hopkins.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is a leader in delivering innovative health care products, services and information to more than 3.6 million members, including approximately 900,000 served on behalf of other Blue Plans. For 78 years, the company has served its customers by offering health insurance at a competitive price and has served the people of North Carolina through support of community organizations, programs and events that promote good health. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute in 2012. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Visit BCBSNC online at bcbsnc.com.