dr frank reynoldsLong-time North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) member Frank Russell Reynolds, MD, 97, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 at his home in Wilmington, NC following a brief illness. Dr. Reynolds joined the NCMS in 1950 and served as president in 1974-75. He was a founding Board Member and President of the NC Medical Mutual Liability Insurance Company.
“Dr. Reynolds was a strong leader for medicine in every sense of the word,” said NCMS CEO Robert W. Seligson. “He was a compassionate, caring and dedicated physician. He possessed the unique combination of extraordinary medical talent and leadership skills. He was committed to his profession and stayed active in organized medicine his whole life. No doubt he was a major influence in shaping health care policy in our state. His contributions and his legacy will not be forgotten.”
In his obituary in the Wilmington Star News, Dr. Frank, as his patients often called him, is remembered fondly for the high quality, compassionate care he delivered to children throughout his career as a pediatrician.
Dr. Reynolds was born and grew up in Wilmington. He graduated from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and the then two-year UNC School of Medicine. He completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine and served pediatric internship, residency and fellowships at Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Va., Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia and James Walker Hospital in Wilmington. He served in the US Army during World War II. He returned to Wilmington in 1950 opening a private pediatric practice becoming only the sixth pediatrician to practice in Wilmington.  He retired in 1996.
Our sympathy and condolences go out to his family.