Catherine L. Sotir, MD

Catherine Sotir
Family Medicine
Novant Health Family Medicine Residency Program Predoctoral Education Director

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Associate Professor
Family Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
I am thrilled to be part of the Family Medicine Residency Program here in Wilmington, North Carolina!  The faculty and residents create a culture of kindness and generosity.     There is lots of teaching and laughter and learning.  And then there is the BEACH!!  After living in different parts of this country, I have never experienced sweeter beaches than here.  The water is warm, soft and clean, and the waves are gorgeous.  It is so much fun to experience, whether you are walking in the water under a full moon, running at the shore for sunrise, or driving up in the afternoon and jumping out of your car, and walking right into the ocean for a swim in your lab coat (as we did recently for our residency photo shoot!)
I am a native of Boston, Massachusetts.  After attending college at the University of Massachusetts, I spent 8 incredible years in New Mexico, both in Santa Fe and then medical school at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.  I moved to North Carolina for residency in Asheville. 
I bring to this program 9 years of experience as a full time community Family Physician and 10+ years of experience in academics, mostly in North Carolina, teaching Family Medicine residents as well as medical students at MAHEC in Asheville and Brody School of Medicine/ECU in Greenville. 
I spend my free time with my wife, Mara, and our beautiful children.   My interests include vegetarian cooking and eating!, running, Energy Medicine, wellness, and healing.  My goal with patients is to prevent illness and to keep them healthy physically and energetically.
  • Family Medicine
  • Caring for children, adolescents and adults, disease prevention, skin surgery and teaching
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
  • Mountain Area Health Education Center, Asheville, NC
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