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Dr. Galen Berdis recognized as November Resident of the Month


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Galen Berdis, M.D., has been selected as the November Resident of the Month for the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean of graduate medical education.

Berdis is completing his fifth and final year of the orthopaedics surgery program at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

“Orthopaedics is a one of the most competitive and intense training specialties for physicians in training,” Wehner said. “As one of only 260 orthopaedic programs throughout the nation, we are fortunate to offer a high caliber training program that attracts exceptional, high quality trainees like Dr. Berdis. We are extremely proud that Dr. Berdis is headed to Mayo Clinic next year to complete a joint replacement fellowship.  By being offered this prestigious training opportunity, Dr. Berdis’ outstanding clinical abilities and the exceptional training offered at Marshall are recognized.”

Berdis was nominated by Matthew Bullock, D.O., his program director. “Galen has shown exceptional leadership skills over the past year especially during the COVID pandemic. He keeps his fellow residents organized and keeps his attendings informed. We frequently work together as he is chief resident this year and he has made my obligations easier because of his organization and attention to detail. Dr. Berdis’ abilities are above that of a fifth-year resident, and he will make an excellent fellow next year.” 

The Atlanta, Georgia, native earned his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. Prior to medical school, Berdis received an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Georgia. After completing his residency in 2022, Berdis will enter a one-year joint replacement fellowship at the Mayo Clinic.   

As part of his Resident of the Month recognition, Berdis received a plaque and designated parking spot.


Media Contact: Michele McKnight, Media Relations Coordinator, Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, 304-691-1713

Date Posted: Monday, November 8, 2021