William G. Ward Sr., M.D.

Musculoskeletal Service Line Chief, Novant Health. Orthopedic Surgeon—Novant Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

William G. Ward, Sr., M.D. has been a member of our Board of Directors since October 2012. Dr. Ward is an orthopedic surgeon who was on the faculty of Wake Forest University Health Services for over 20 years, earning the title of full professor in 2000. He retired from Wake Forest on December 31, 2012, where he remains Emeritus Professor of Orthopedic Surgery. He assumed the role of Chair of Orthopedic Surgery and Chief of the Musculoskeletal Service Line for Guthrie Healthcare System in Sayre, Pennsylvania on January 1, 2013 where he remained until July 31, 2014. On August 1, 2014, he was appointed Chief of the Musculoskeletal Service Line for Novant Health in the greater Winston-Salem market region (over 1,200 hospital beds and 6 hospitals) and he opened the practice Novant Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine where he continues to practice Orthopedic surgery.


Dr. Ward was one of the original founders of Southern Community Bank and Trust and was a member of Southern Community's initial Board of Directors assembled in 1996 following the creation of Southern Community Bank and Trust. As a founding board member, Dr. Ward was extensively involved in the founding and creation of another community bank in 1982. He was recruited to Southern Community's Board of Directors at the time Southern Community Bank and Trust was being formed because of his knowledge and expertise in "start-up" banking structure and processes. He was elected Chairman of the Board of Southern Community Bank by their board following their decision to select an independent board member as Chair in 2011. Dr. Ward also served as Chair of Southern Community's Investment Committee which coordinated and provided policy oversight on Southern Community's investment strategy and operations and its capital structure. Dr. Ward and colleagues formed a local angel fund (Incentive MicroAngel Fund-IMAF Triad), for which he continues to serve on the administrative committee. 

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