Dr. Erika Maynard named September Fellow of the Month

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Erika Maynard, M.D., has been selected as the September Fellow of the Month by the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean of graduate medical education at the school.

Maynard is completing her second and final year of the child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship program at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and, upon graduation in 2022, will be the first fellow to complete the new program, which was first established in July 2019.

“The first trainees through a new program are in a unique position to provide us with incredible insight on ways to facilitate the organization and flow of new teaching services,” Wehner said. “With her strong interest in academic medicine, Dr. Maynard has taken a lead in designing the didactic schedule for the fellowship and serving as a teacher and role model for her junior fellows, general psychiatry residents and medical students. She will be a tremendous asset to the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine when she joins them as faculty next year.”

Maynard was nominated by Kelly Melvin, M.D., her program director.

“During COVID-19, there has been an unfortunate increase in demand for behavioral health services, particularly for children. Dr. Maynard has shown excellent leadership and role modeling for her peers as she has handled this volume with the maturity of an attending physician,” Melvin said. “She is a very thorough clinician who provides a high quality of care for her patients. We are fortunate to have her stay on as faculty.”

The Charlottesville, Virginia, native earned her Doctor of Medicine from the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine where she also completed her psychiatry residency. Prior to medical school, Maynard received an undergraduate degree in biological sciences from Virginia Tech. As part of her Fellow of the Month recognition, Maynard received a plaque and designated parking spot.


Photo caption: September Fellow of the Month Erika Maynard, M.D., (left) is pictured with Kelly Melvin, M.D., child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship director. 

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2021