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Orthopaedic resident named March Resident of the Month

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has named fifth-year orthopaedic surgery resident Ardalan Sayan, M.D., as Resident of the Month for March.

“Too often, the efforts of our residents go overlooked,” said Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean of graduate medical education at the school. “We started the Resident of the Month Award to recognize outstanding residents like Dr. Sayan who are committed to learning and teaching, providing excellent patient care and serving as a great role model to others.”

Nominated by nurses, residents, faculty and other members of the clinical care team, Dr. Sayan was praised for his willingness to help and provide constant support and guidance. He was also touted for his excellent leadership and organizational ability.

“Dr. Sayan has been an integral part of the orthopaedic residency. His leadership skills have helped set the standard for junior residents to follow,” said Matthew W. Bullock, D.O., MPT, associate program director for the orthopaedic surgery residency program. “He will remain a high quality asset for the future of his profession. We will surely miss him when he graduates this year.”

Orthopaedic surgery is the study of the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles. This includes sports injuries and joint replacement to fractures and spinal deformity.

Sayan, a Boston native, earned degrees from the University of Massachusetts and St. George’s University School of Medicine. After graduation in June, Sayan will enter an adult reconstruction fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Florida.

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Photo Caption:  Dr. Matthew Bullock (left) presents Dr. Ardalan Sayan (right) with his March Resident of the Month plaque. 


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Date Posted: Friday, April 03, 2020