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Dr. Cheryl Walker-McGill

Healthcare Executive.


Health Equity Advocate.

Executive Producer.

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Dr. Cheryl Lynn Walker-McGill is a board-certified allergist and internist dedicated to creating strategies for improving health and healthcare outcomes in diverse communities. She created Pearlz2Purpose in 2022 as a vehicle to amplify the rich stories of African-American trailblazers and to inspire those young and old people to pursue their dreams. 


Most recently, she was the medical director at Centene in North Carolina. Dr. Walker-McGill has served on faculty at the Northwestern University School of Medicine and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. She is currently an adjunct professor at the Wingate Graduate School of Business in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has significant experience in clinical medicine, occupational health and wellness, quality improvement, qualitative and quantitative study, physician education, and community health education. 

Dr. Walker-McGill earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from Duke University. She completed her residency and subspecialty training at Northwestern University. Dr. Walker-McGill received her MBA from the University of Chicago. She is board certified in internal medicine and allergy-immunology. Honored as a pioneer by the Duke University Baldwin Scholars Program, Dr. Walker-McGill is a recipient of the Chicago Public School System Distinguished Achievement in Asthma Education Award and the 2007 National Medical Association Floyd J. Malveaux Award in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Dr. Walker-McGill is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) and is the past chair of the Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Section of the National Medical Association.


In December 2011, Dr. Walker-McGill was appointed by the Governor to the North Carolina Medical Board. She served as President of the NCMB in 2015-16. In 2016, Dr. Walker-McGill was elected to the Board of Directors of the FSMB. In 2019, she was elected to the position of Chair-Elect and served through 2022. She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


Dr. Walker-McGill is dedicated to keeping the treasured memory of her beloved husband, Dr. Paul A. McGill, alive and furthering his mighty legacy. She enjoys mentoring young students, theater and poetry.

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