Review Panel for the North Carolina Medical Board (RP-NCMB)

2018 Nominees

The Review Panel has submitted the names of the following qualified individuals to Governor Roy Cooper for his consideration in making appointments to the Medical Board in 2018.

Two seats for a qualified physician:           

  Benion S. Horton, MD, FACOG (Waxhaw, NC)

  Venkata R. Jonnalagadda, MD, FAPA, DFAACAP (Greenville, NC)

  Christine M. Khandelwal, DO (Raleigh, NC)

  Saad Usmani, MD, FACP (Charlotte, NC)


One seat for a qualified physician assistant:

 Scott A. Klimp, MPAS, BSM (Fort Bragg, NC)

 Varnell D. McDonald-Fletcher, Ed.D, PA-C (Durham, NC)


One seat for a qualified nurse practitioner:

  Jerri L. Patterson, RNC, MSN, APN-C (Pinehurst, NC)


For more information, call or email Claudia Carroll, the Coordinator for the Review Panel, at 919-863-9485 or


Contact Us

Telephone:  919-863-9485

Staff Contacts:
Claudia Carroll, Coordinator
Telephone:  919-863-9485


Mailing Address

Review Panel
1500 Sunday Dr.
Suite 102
Raleigh, NC 27607