A native of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, Dr. Zane Walsh graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Chemistry and Psychology with Honors in 1981. He received his graduate medical education (Medical Degree) from the East Carolina University School of Medicine (now Brody School of Medicine) in 1986. After completing his Transitional Internship in 1987 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, North Carolina, Dr. Walsh spent three years as a Resident in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He became Chief Resident in 1989.
Dr. Walsh is board certified by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. His professional interests include musculoskeletal rehabilitation and nerve electrophysiology.
Dr. Walsh moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina in 1990 and has been in private practice since that time. He currently serves as Medical Director for Physicians’ Total Rehab and for the Southeastern Regional Rehab Center of Cape Fear Valley health Systems. In addition, Dr. Walsh serves on the Sandhills Physicians IPA Board of Directors. He is the past Trustee and Chief of Staff for Cape Fear Valley Health Systems, where he has also served as Chief of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Walsh is active in a number of professional organizations, including the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, American Paraplegia Society, and American Running Association.
A current member of the Cumberland County Medical Society, Dr. Walsh has served as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-President and President of the organization. He presently serves on the State Health Coordinating Council of North Carolina at the appointment of North Carolina Governor Mike Easley, the Board of Directors of the NC Medical Society Foundation, and the NC Joint Conference on Medical Care.
Dr. Walsh joined the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) in 1983 and the American Medical Association (AMA) in 1986. Prior to being elected President-Elect of the NCMS in 2003, Dr. Walsh served as a District Councilor on the NCMS Executive Council and as Executive Committee Urban District Representative. He is past chair of the Office Based Surgery Task Force and the Legislation Committee. Zane Thomas Walsh, Jr., MD, became the 151st President of the North Carolina Medical Society at the conclusion of the Society’s Annual Meeting in November, 2004. As president, Dr. Walsh will serve as chief spokesman for the state’s oldest professional organization, which represents nearly 12,000 physicians and physician assistants who are licensed to practice in North Carolina.
Dr. Zane Walsh and his wife, Nanette, reside in Fayetteville with their three children. In addition to the practice of medicine, Dr. Walsh also enjoys golf, running, and reading.Zane T. Walsh, Jr.