L. Allen Dobson Jr., MD

President and CEO, Community Care of North Carolina

Allen Dobson Jr., M.D. is a native of North Carolina and is currently the President and CEO of Community Care of NC, and a Visiting Scholar at the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC. He received his undergraduate education at North Carolina State University.  He attended medical school at Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University and completed his residency in family medicine at East Carolina University. Dr. Dobson has been actively involved in health policy on the state and national level. He was an early leader and developer of the national recognized “Community Care of North Carolina” program. This program received the 2007 Annie E Casey award for Innovations in Government, presented by Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.  He is formerly the Assistant Secretary of Health for the NC Department of Health and Human Services where he was responsible for the health divisions of the department as well as serving as the state Medicaid Director. Dr. Dobson holds a faculty appointment of professor of family medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.