Marshall Names Interim Med School Dean

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Marshall Names Interim Med School Dean
UNTINGTON, W.Va. – Dr. Robert C. Nerhood has accepted the position of interim dean for the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, MU President Stephen J. Kopp announced today.Nerhood, who retired in 2010, is an emeritus faculty member who formerly served as the school’s senior associate dean for clinical affairs and chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

He succeeds Dr. Charles H. McKown Jr., who was dean for more than 22 years. McKown will continue to serve the university as vice president for health sciences advancement.

“Both of these leaders bring tremendous experience and knowledge to their new roles,” Kopp said. “I have great confidence in the talented administrative team that will be led by Dr. Nerhood and charged with advancing the priorities and mission of the School of Medicine. I also look forward to working closely with Dr. McKown to accelerate the university’s overall priorities in development and community relations.”

Nerhood said, “I am very pleased and honored to have been asked to participate in this exciting and important transition at the School of Medicine. Dr. McKown has been a very able and dedicated leader, and the school owes its existence to his efforts. We owe to him a great debt of gratitude, and I feel certain the faculty and staff are prepared to successfully deal with the challenges inherent in this transition as our school continues to move forward.”

Nerhood previously served as chairman of the West Virginia Section of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and his other roles in that organization included serving on its Advisory Council, as chair of the Perinatal Morbidity and Mortality Committee, and as chair of the ACOG District IV Perinatal Committee.

He is a former chair of the West Virginia Perinatal Task Force, and also was president of the Cabell County Medical Society, chairman of the Board of Directors for Cabell Huntington Hospital, and vice president of the Board of Directors for University Physicians & Surgeons Inc.

efore becoming chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Marshall, Nerhood was chairman of ob/gyn at Berkshire Medical Center and clerkship coordinator for the Berkshire Medical Center/University of Massachusetts School of Medicine.

He is a graduate of the West Virginia University School of Medicine, with internship and residency training at Harrisburg Polyclinic Hospital and WVU.