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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.

Fontaine named Resident of the Month at MU School of Medicine

HUNTINGTON — 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.

New psychiatrists join Marshall Health

HUNTINGTON — Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall Health and Cabell Huntington Hospital welcome Meredith Bentley, D.O., Jordan Gaal, D.O., and Janice Hostetter, D.O., to their team of psychiatrists.

Bentley, Gaal and Hostetter have been named assistant professors in the department of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. They all provide psychiatric services to adult patients via in-person and virtual visits.

Bentley is a native of Kenova and earned her medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg. She completed her psychiatry residency at Marshall University, where she was a chief resident. She specializes in outpatient and inpatient psychiatric care for adults, and has a special interest in women’s mental health. She is also the medical director for the Mind Wellness Center.

Gaal is from Ripley, West Virginia, and earned her medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her psychiatry residency at Marshall University, where she was a chief resident. She specializes in acute adult inpatient psychiatric care with a special interest in individuals with intellectual and developmental disorders.

Hostetter is from Salem, Virginia, and earned her medical degree from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. She completed her psychiatry residency at Marshall University, where she was a chief resident. She specializes in acute adult inpatient psychiatric care.

Marshall Psychiatry includes nine psychiatrists and six psychologists who provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care for children, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients. The department is accepting new patients and referrals at Marshall Psychiatry, an outpatient department of Cabell Huntington Hospital, at 1115 20th St. in Huntington, 304-691-1500.

Stuart’s Opera House announces new director, artistic director

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Stuart’s Opera House announces changes to its senior leadership team effective Aug. 1. The board of directors approved the creation of a new artistic director position, which will be filled by Tim Peacock, former executive director of Stuart’s Opera House since 2002. The artistic director will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of artistic production at Stuart’s Opera House, the Nelsonville Music Festival, and other productions. Melissa Wales, former chief operating officer at Stuart’s Opera House since 2017, will move into the executive director position. Both positions will report to the board of directors.

For more information about Stuart’s Opera House call 740-753-1924 or visit www.stuartsoperahouse.org.

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