Riley Selected as May Resident of the Month

Friday, May 8, 2015
Leah C. Payne, Director of Public Affairs, Schools of Medicine & Pharmacy, 304-691-1713

Riley Selected as May Resident of the Month

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Thomas Dailey Riley IV, M.D., has been selected as the May Resident of the Month at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean and designated institutional official for graduate medical education, announced today. 

Riley is currently finishing his last (fifth) year as a chief resident in orthopaedics.

“Dr. Riley was nominated by one of his former senior residents,” Wehner said.  “To be recognized by a senior resident speaks volumes about his demonstration of exemplary characteristics.”  

Jonathan Salava, M.D., was that senior resident and now serves as a faculty member and  assistant director of the residency program.  He wrote in his nomination letter, “…what sets Dr. Riley apart is his ability to be very efficient, while leaving patients, and those who work with him, with a great appreciation for his compassion   His junior and fellow seniors have nothing but respect for him.”

Riley obtained his doctor of medicine degree from Temple University School of Medicine and holds a master’s in Biological Sciences from Drexel University.  He earned his undergraduate degree from Villanova University. 

While completing his studies, Riley obtained research experience at Temple University and volunteered for “America Reads,” a preschool and grade school tutoring and teaching program. 

After completing his residency training next month, Riley will enter a sports fellowship in Miami.  

As part of his recognition of the May Resident of the Month, Riley will receive items including a certificate of recognition and a designated parking spot. 


Photo Caption: Thomas Dailey Riley IV, M.D., (left) receives his May Resident of the Month award from Jonathan Salava, M.D., assistant director of the orthopaedic residency program.

Date Posted: Friday, May 8, 2015