Dr. Donald Maharty is Regional Associate Dean and the Vice President of Medical Education of Cape Fear Valley Health System. He is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and OMM and Course Director for the Professional Core Competencies Curriculum for the first year curriculum. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry at the University of Scranton in 1989. He is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he earned a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) in 1993. Dr. Maharty completed his Family Medicine Residency training at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii and served a total of 12 years in the United Stated Army attaining to the rank of Major. He came to North Carolina in 1996 after being assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina and has served as a Family Physician/Battalion Surgeon for the 2nd 325 Infantry Battalion 82 Airborne Division PROFIS and a Teaching Faculty Staff Physician-Associate Director at the Womack Army Medical Center Department of Family Medicine Residency. Dr. Maharty completed a Faculty Development Fellowship at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine in 1999. Additionally, he has completed the United States Army Aviation Medicine Course and served as the Flight Surgeon for the Golden Knights- US Army Parachute Team.
Dr. Maharty was the founding Program Director for the Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency at the Cape Fear Valley Regional Medical Center’s – DUKE/Southern Regional AHEC Family Medicine Residency. He successfully developed the program into a dually accredited residency (ACGME and AOA) and served as the Director for Osteopathic Medical Education. (DME)