Surgery resident named September Resident of the Month

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Andrew S. Venardi, M.D., has been named September Resident of the Month at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean of graduate medical education at the school.

“We have been fortunate to have Dr. Venardi serve as chair and vice chair of the House Staff Quality Improvement Council during the past two years,” Wehner said. “One of the goals of the House Staff Council is to inspire the residents to engage in patient safety activities. Dr. Venardi has done a wonderful job promoting a learning environment in which our trainees are more involved in patient safety and acknowledge how patient safety is directly related to everything they do.”

After completing his fifth and final year of the surgery residency in June 2021, Venardi will complete a plastic surgery fellowship at Indiana University for the next three years.  After that, Venardi plans to pursue an additional fellowship in breast oncology.  The California native earned an undergraduate degree in physiological science from UCLA-Los Angeles, and a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from Ross University School of Medicine. Venardi also received a competitive grant last year from the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center to assess the barriers to screening mammography in rural Appalachia and was also inducted in the elite Gold Humanism Society.

“Dr. Venardi represents the best of the best in surgical residency,” said David A. Denning, M.D., chair of the department of surgery and residency program director. “Dr. Venardi has the ability to always strive for improvement in the quality of everything he does. I am very proud of all of our residents, and Dr. Venardi has contributed greatly to the success of our program.  This award is certainly well-earned and deserved, and I congratulate Dr. Venardi!”

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


Photo caption: September Resident of the Month Andrew S. Venardi, M.D. (left), is pictured with David A. Denning, M.D., chair of surgery and residency program director.

Date Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2020