Dr. Vivek Yadala named December Fellow of the Month

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. –Vivek Yadala, M.D., has been named the December Fellow 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.

Yadala is finishing his third and final year of the hematology-oncology fellowship program at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. He obtained his M.D. from the Shri B.M. Patil Medical College Hospital and Research Center in India followed by an internal medicine residency at Marshall.

Yadala was nominated by Toni Pacioles, M.D., associate professor of hematology-oncology, for his outstanding service as this year’s chief fellow.

“Dr. Yadala is a pleasure to work with and dedicated to his co-fellows’ educational needs,” Pacioles said. “He actively participates in conferences, asks thought-provoking and challenging questions during rounds and promptly provides updates about faculty and fellows' schedules, rotations, lectures and conferences.”  

“He has an outstanding work ethic and exemplary professionalism,” said Maria Tria-Tirona, professor and chief of hematology-oncology. “Dr. Yadala always goes the extra mile, especially when it comes to patient care. He also excels in his administrative role as our current chief fellow.”

“Dr. Yadala’s nomination is exactly why we have the resident and fellow of the month awards,” Wehner said. “Our trainees work long and difficult hours. We love to recognize those who are exceptional at their jobs.”

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

After completing his training in June 2023, Yadala will join his wife, Bhavana Vemula, M.D., as faculty at the University of Arkansas. Vemula completed her endocrinology fellowship in June 2022.


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Date Posted: Monday, December 19, 2022