NCMS President Schaaf Receives Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Robert Seligson (left) presented Dr. Robert Schaaf with his Order of the Long Leaf Pine certificate.

Robert Seligson (left) presented Dr. Robert Schaaf with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine during an employee event at  Wake Radiology.


North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) CEO Robert W. Seligson presented NCMS President Robert E. Schaaf, MD, FACR, with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine on behalf of Governor Pat McCrory on Monday evening, April 13, at the Wake Radiology employee dinner and brand launch. The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is North Carolina’s highest honor conferred by the Governor on those who have demonstrated long and distinguished service to the state.

“In his 11 years on the NCMS Board and now as our president, I’ve come to know how effective Dr. Schaaf is as a leader,” Seligson told the crowd of 300 Wake Radiology employees. “In addition to his tenure on our board, he also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Medical Mutual Insurance Company and was appointed by the Governor to the Medical Care Commission. He truly has made a commitment to your profession in this state.”

In addition to this honor, Schaaf was recognized by his colleagues at Wake Radiology for his 35 years with the group where he served as President and Managing Partner for 27 of those years, from 1986 to 2013.

“Dr. Robert Schaaf turned Wake Radiology into what it is today, and I am eternally grateful for his leadership and his friendship,” said Lyndon Jordan, MD, Wake Radiology’s current President, who is a longtime NCMS member and Leadership College alumnus, class of 2013. The gathering for Wake Radiology employees also marked the launch of the group’s new brand, which is reflected on its new website and marketing materials.

Congratulations, Dr. Schaaf!


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