Gregory McCarty, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Gregory McCarty, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer of Pardee UNC Health Care, a $340 million not-for-profit healthcare system serving western North Carolina. Founded in 1953 and managed by UNC Health, Pardee includes a 222-bed acute care hospital, the only comprehensive cancer center in Henderson County, urgent care centers, six orthopedic clinics, and a physician practice network with 341 physicians representing 46 medical specialties and 139 providers representing 25 allied health areas. With nearly 1,500 team members, Pardee is the second-largest employer in Henderson County.
McCarty was named Pardee’s Chief Medical Officer in January 2022. In this role, he provides operational oversight of multiple departments and coordinates the medical staff activities of the organization, championing clinical pathways and ensuring that the viewpoints of all physicians are presented and considered as a part of strategic decisions.
A board-certified emergency medicine physician, McCarty also has served in clinical leadership roles during his tenure with Pardee. Among those positions at Pardee have been Chief of Staff, Director of Emergency Physicians, Medical Director for the Chest Pain Center, and most recently, as Medical Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine. He was instrumental in the development of Pardee’s heart program and designation as a Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Hospital in 2021, giving Pardee only the second STEMI-certified emergency department in all of western North Carolina.
McCarty graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in chemistry and studied medicine at East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in emergency medicine at Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte before moving to Hendersonville in 2007 to join Pardee’s emergency department as an attending physician.