Executive Board


Dean Taylor, MD


Dr. Dean Taylor is a Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon whose practice and research interests include shoulder instability, shoulder arthroscopy, knee ligament injuries, meniscus injuries, knee cartilage injuries, and ACL injuries in adults and children. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and completed his medical training and residency at Duke University. Dr. Taylor went on to be a part of the John Feagin West Point Sports Medicine Fellowship, retired from the United States Army at the rank of Colonel, and returned to Duke in 2006. In 2008, Dr. Taylor embarked on initiating the unique idea offormally teaching leadership as part of medical training. Subsequently, the program was named to honor Dr John Feagin, one of Dr. Taylor's mentors.


Walton Curl, MD


Walton W. Curl, M.D. graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1968. After spending a year in Vietnam as an Infantry Platoon Leader, he went on to graduate from Duke University Medical School in 1974. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery in the Army and a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the United States Military Academy under Dr. John Feagin. His primary interest is in the treatment of ACL and Cartilage Injuries.

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Kathy Andolsek, MD, MPH

Vice President

Dr. Kathy Andolsek is a professor in Community and Family Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. Her career focuses on interprofessional medical education, and collaboration in community and population health. She graduated from Northwestern University School of Medicine in 1975 and received her MPH from Northwestern in 1983. In 2014, Dr. Andolsek was named assistant dean for premedical education for the School of Medicine. 


Joe Doty

Executive Director

Joe Doty is a retired Army officer currently working for the Dr John Feagin Leadership Program and the School of Medicine Leadership Program (LEAD) at Duke University.  He recently returned from three years in Singapore working as a leadership and ethics advisor.  Joe is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point NY, and served in both educational and leadership positions during his 28 years in the Army - to include battalion level command.  He concluded his service in the military as the Deputy Director in the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE). Joe received Masters Degrees from Indiana University and the Naval War College and earned his PhD from the University of Northern Colorado.  He has a passion for leadership, ethics, character development, and teaching.