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Norman D. Ferrari, III MD

Norman D. Ferrari III, MD was appointed Vice Dean for Education and Academic Affairs, as well as the founding Chair of the Department of Medical Education in 2012. He is a Professor of Medical Education, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. In this role he is responsible for all physician medical education programs of the School, including the MD degree admissions process, the development and implementation of the curriculum, student affairs, graduate medical education, continuing education, and accreditation. He is also the Designated Institutional Official (DIO) for GME.

Dr. Ferrari received a BA degree in Chemistry from the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences of West Virginia University, with honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1978. He graduated from the WVU School of Medicine in 1982 having been elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. At West Virginia University Hospitals, he completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in 1986. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

The first faculty member to twice be named as the Distinguished Teacher of the Year in the School of Medicine, in 2001, he was recipient of a WVU Foundation Outstanding Teaching Award. The only physician in the state of West Virginia currently serving on the American Board of Pediatrics, in 2003 he was appointed Chair of the General Certifying Exam Committee for General Pediatrics by the ABP. In 2013 he assumed the role of Chief Medical Editor of the General Pediatric Certifying Examination of the ABP. In 2009 he received the Dean's Award for Excellence for Service to School, and was inducted in the West Virginia University Academy of Excellence in Teaching and Learning. He is also a founding member of the WVU School of Medicine Chapter for the Gold Humanism Honor Society. In 2010 he was awarded the Parker Palmer Courage to Lead Award from the ACGME.

Dr. Ferrari is a native of Weirton, WV where he attended St. Joseph the Worker School and Madonna High School. He lives in Morgantown with his wife, Nancy. He is the father of two children, Elizabeth and Nicholas.

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