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Medical Expert - Kevin P. High, MD, MS

Area of Expertise: Infectious Disease - Infections and Vaccines in Older Adults
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Kevin P. High, MD, MS

Chair of Internal Medicine

Physician-in-Chief of Wake Forest Baptist Health

In addition to his faculty appointment at Wake Forest Baptist, High is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society and is funded for his professional activities by the National Institutes of Health, The John A. Hartford Foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies, Inc. and the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. Some of his major research areas include changes in immunity and infection risk in older adults, vaccine effectiveness in seniors, and infections in patients with suppressed immunity particularly transplant recipients. High is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. He is listed in Best Doctors in America.


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Wake Forest Baptist Takes Comprehensive Approach to Combat the Opioid Epidemic
Medication drop-off boxes, non-opioid anesthesia and mindfulness training for pain management are part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s action plan across its health system to deliver medical care and research to reduce the growing opioid epidemic.
Wake Forest Baptist to Provide Athletic Training Services at All 12 Winston Salem Forsyth County High Schools

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education agreed Tuesday to collaborate with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to provide certified athletic trainers at public high schools in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WS/FCS) system.

The Board has long looked to develop a sports medicine and athletic trainer program for its high schools in an effort to prevent injuries and minimize the risk of injuries to student athletes. To achieve uniformity in programming, care, standards, and protocols provided to student athletes throughout the WS/FCS, the Board saw Wake Forest Baptist as best to provide a certified athletic trainer (ATC) program.

Wake Forest Baptist to Start Construction of an Outpatient Surgery Facility in Clemmons
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, in partnership with Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA), a leader in the outpatient surgery industry, today announced construction of a new outpatient surgery facility at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Medical Plaza Clemmons.
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