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Mansoor named March Fellow of the Month

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Kanaan Mansoor, M.D., has been named fellow of the month for March at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education.

Mansoor is completing his first year of the three-year cardiology fellowship, which trains physicians in disorders of the heart and circulatory system. The fellowship is completed after a three-year residency in internal medicine. 

“A first-year fellow has many things that challenge them,” said Program Director Ellen Thompson, M.D.  “They are facing a new program, new policies and clinical procedures as well as studying for boards. Those factors, coupled with the activities of 2020, proved to be a year of challenges. Despite being a busy first-year fellow, Dr. Mansoor took time out of his rotation to help his peers learn the new electronic medical records (EMR) system while still maintaining a high level of care for his hospitalized patients. He made videos on how to access the new EMR and came to each training session to help us learn the difficult process. He devoted a lot of extra time and effort that has been very beneficial to his peers.” 

Mansoor completed his internal medicine residency at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine after earning his medical degree from Ziauddin Medical College in Pakistan. He plans to apply for an interventional cardiology fellowship upon completion of his training in June 2023.  

“To be recommended for fellow of the month by your program director during your first six months of training is exceptional,” Wehner said. “As a former, long-time cardiology program director, I know first-hand how rigorous and overwhelming the first year of fellowship can be. Despite all that a first-year fellow faces, Dr. Mansoor made the time to help his colleagues develop a new EMR skill set. He is to be commended for a job well done.”

As part of his recognition, Mansoor received a plaque and designated parking spot.

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Photo caption: March Fellow of the Month Kanaan Mansoor, M.D., (right) is pictured with Ellen Thompson, M.D., cardiology fellowship program director.


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Date Posted: Tuesday, March 23, 2021