Mott P. Blair, MD, FAAFP


Mott P. Blair, MD, a family physician in Wallace, North Carolina, is a member of the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 129,000 physicians and medical students nationwide.

As an AAFP board member, Blair advocates on behalf of family physicians and patients nationwide to inspire positive change in the U.S. health care system.

Blair is a family physician at Vidant Family Medicine. His practice has changed dramatically over the past 30 years. Blair got his start in a small practice, where he was one of two physicians. He later worked as a solo physician. More recently, his practice merged with a hospital system. As a regional medical director in the system, Blair’s leadership helped the practice earn a Level 3 patient-centered medical home designation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. He is also an affiliate assistant professor in the department of family medicine in East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine.

A member of the AAFP since 1990, Blair has held numerous leadership positions, both at the state and national level. He has served in the AAFP Congress of Delegates as alternate delegate and delegate from North Carolina since 2004. He served on the Working Group on Rural Health and the Commission on Health of the Public, which he chaired from 2006 to 2007. He has held many leadership positions in the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, including president, president-elect and board chair. As president of the North Carolina AFP, Blair led the development of a community initiative that involved family physicians and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. Together, the two groups developed resources to combat childhood obesity.

Throughout his career, Blair has received several awards. He has received the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians’ Community Teaching Award, the Distinguished Service Award and the North Carolina AFP’s 2006-2007 Family Physician of the Year Award. He has also received the Pathology Award from the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine and the North Carolina Medical Society’s Young Physicians Community Service Award.

Blair earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He earned his medical degree from the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, Greenville. Blair completed his residency at the Department of Family Medicine at the East Carolina University School of Medicine in Greenville, North Carolina, in 1990.

Blair is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He has the AAFP Degree of Fellow, an earned degree awarded to family physicians for distinguished service and continuing medical education.