Dr. Gay Gooden, a native of Cary, North Carolina, attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She completed her Doctor of Medicine at UNC School of Medicine and her residency training at UNC in Emergency Medicine. For eight years, Dr. Gooden served as the Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at WakeMed Cary. A board certified physician in Emergency Medicine for more than 15 years, Dr. Gooden has been practicing at WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 1999.