HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has named Jerrod D. Justice, M.D., its Resident of the Month for April, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean of graduate medical education at the school. Justice is completing his fourth and final year as an obstetrics and gynecology resident.
“Medical residents are in a unique position during this pandemic,” Wehner said. “Not only are they are developing their skills as clinicians, but they can offer valuable assistance to their attendings. We are fortunate to have leaders like Dr. Justice who innately exceed expectations to assist others.”
Nominated by Joseph Derosa, D.O., an OB/GYN at Valley Health, Justice was praised for his willingness to go above and beyond. “He stayed with me on a tough abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and helped complete the case without complications,” Derosa said. “Dr. Justice will be an excellent attending.”
As a chief resident in OB/GYN, Justice performs administrative and clinical duties. He also serves on committees for the Office of Graduate Medical Education and those advising the transition of our electronic health record. “His service to the department and the institution is greatly appreciated,” said Kevin Conaway, M.D., OB/GYN residency program director.
Justice, a Parkersburg, West Virginia native, earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from Marshall University. After graduation in June, Justice will join Stuart May, M.D., a 2018 graduate of Marshall’s OB/GYN residency program, to enter into practice at the Women’s Health Services of Central Virginia in Lynchburg. Justice and his wife, Kelsi, have one son, Parker, and are expecting a daughter in August.
Photo caption: Dr. Kevin Conaway (left) presents Dr. Jerrod Justice (right) with his April Resident of the Month plaque.
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Date Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2020