NCMS Photo Contest: The Results Are In

Photo-3-Beach-SnowThe 2011 NCMS Member Photo Contest was an exceptionally close race this year, with over 350 votes posted in an effort to choose a winning photo from among the 13 finalists. Karl S. Chiang, MD, a vascular and interventional radiologist from Greenville, ultimately prevailed with his photo, “Snow Rise” (see picture at right).  His photo will grace the cover of the 2012 NCMS Member Calendar. Dr. Chiang is also the recipient of the grand prize of a Barnes & Noble NOOK courtesy of sponsor Theo Davis Printing.  Many thanks to all of the participants in this year’s Photo Contest!

Reserve your copy of the 2012 calendar today by contacting Kristen Shipherd, [email protected], (919) 833-3836.


  1. Stephen R. Bonney, MD – (Fletcher, NC) “Sunset Silhouette – Outer Banks, NC”
  2. Dawn S. Brezina, MD – (Hillsborough, NC) “Hiking Hadrian’s Wall”
  3. Karl S. Chiang, MD – (Greenville, NC; 2011 Photo Contest winner) “Snow Rise”
  4. Marilue M. Cook, MD – (Goldsboro, NC) “American Flag, Brooklyn Bridge”
  5. Steven A. Dingeldein, MD – (Burlington, NC) “Hummingbird”
  6. Steven A. Gold, MD – (Conover, NC) “Green Turtle”
  7. Kathryn M. Greven, MD, FASTRO – (Winston-Salem, NC) “Normandy Sheep”
  8. Robert L. Peterson, MD – (Hickory, NC; 2008 & 2009 Photo Contest winner) “After the Storm”
  9. Philip W. Ponder, MD – (Winston-Salem, NC; 2010 Photo Contest winner) “Moraine Lake, Canada”
  10. Donna M. Richardson, MD – (Hope Mills, NC) “Glacier Bay Seagull”
  11. David A. Rockwell, MD – (Hampstead, NC) “Morehead City Sunset”
  12. John G. Wagnitz, MD – (Pinehurst, NC) “Yosemite Falls in Morning Light”
  13. R. Lee West, MD – (Greenville, NC) “Blizzard 2010”

To view a gallery of the top 13 photos, click here.


  1. Preecha Bhotiwihok, MD, MPH – “No Gale Tonight”
  2. C. Kendrick Dunham, MD – “Beach Hair”
  3. Edward A. Hedrick, MPAS, PA-C – “Stable with a View, Valle Crucis, NC”
  4. Larry L. Hedgepath, MD – “Sunrise at Winding Stair Gap”
  5. James E. Hill, Jr., PA-C, MEd – “Nubble Lighthouse, Maine”
  6. Shannon E. Hunter, MD – “Molas Lake, Colorado”
  7. Charlotte K. Karriker, MD – “Mushroom and Leaves”
  8. Stephen N. Lang, MD – “Canal in Suzhou, China”
  9. Nelson T. Macedo, MD – “Oregon Coast”
  10. Amy J. Maples, PA-C, MPAS – “Fort Macon”
  11. Joel B. Miller, MD – “Mountain Sunrise”
  12. Keith V.A. Nance, MD – “Stonehenge: Past and Present”
  13. Scott A. Playford, MD – “Baby Bird”
  14. Demetri T. Poulis, MD, FACS – “Battle of Plymouth Re-Enactment”
  15. Gayle J. Singleton-Yatawara, MD – “Garden Tour”
  16. Frank C. Smeeks, III, MD, MBA – “Lake Hickory Sunset”
  17. Colleen M. Sullivan, PA-C – “Butterfly Meets Flower”
  18. Gregory W. Taylor, MD, MSHA, FACHE, FACPE – “Mt. Adams, Washington”
  19. Patrick Watterson, PA-C – “Snowy Tree”
  20. Robert A. Yapundich, MD – “Waikiki Sunset”
  21. David Z. Zeiler, MD – “Dragonfly”

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