HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine named Andrew Fontaine, M.D., its Resident of the Month for July, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean of graduate medical education at the school.
Nominated by nurses, residents, staff, faculty and medical students, Fontaine has drawn accolades for his willingness to accept additional responsibilities due to COVID-19.
“The development of physician leaders is imperative during this complex and challenging time of delivering health care,” Wehner said. “Our July Resident of the Month has stepped into a leadership role that is above and beyond expectations during the past few weeks. Those nominating Dr. Fontaine have consistently stated he has led without complaint and with a constant positive attitude.”
Fontaine is completing his fourth year of the five-year orthopaedic surgery residency. 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.
“Dr. Fontaine has unselfishly taken the initiative to help the department during the pandemic,” said Matthew Bullock, D.O., associate residency program director for orthopaedic surgery. “I undoubtedly believe he will continue to serve as a role model for younger residents and medical students.”
Fontaine, a Florida native, earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and his medical degree from the University of Central Florida. After graduating from residency in June 2022, Fontaine plans to complete a fellowship.
As part of his recognition, Fontaine received a plaque and designated parking spot.
Photo caption: Andrew Fontaine, M.D., receives his Resident of the Month plaque from the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Also pictured is Matthew Bullock, D.O., associate residency program director for orthopaedic surgery.
Date Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2020