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Medical school volunteer awarded teaching honor

Jul. 14, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Dr. Mathew Weimer, a family physician in Milton who completed a family medicine residency at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, is among a select group of physicians honored by the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation for his commitment to education in the field of family medicine.

Weimer was selected to receive a 2013 Pfizer Teacher Development Award based on his scholastic achievement, leadership qualities and dedication to family medicine. He was nominated by colleagues in the Marshall Department of Family Medicine, where he is a part-time instructor and a volunteer clinical faculty member.

Weimer earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio (now the University of Toledo College of Medicine) and completed a residency in family medicine here in 2008.

"I view teaching as an essential responsibility for physicians," Weimer said. "I also enjoy working with budding health professionals (who) bring a fresh perspective to my practice and raise important questions as I make decisions about care."

This is the third straight year a Marshall Family Medicine residency graduate has received the award.