Dipali Nemade, M.D., M.P.H., has been named the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s Resident of the Month for May, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the school.
"This month’s recognition is of a resident who is widely known for her passionate patient care, teaching ability and research acumen," Wehner stated. "Dr. Nemade has excelled in her training and personifies both caring and compassion in her interactions with patients, staff and other health care professionals. It is an honor to recognize her as the first neurology resident to receive this award. Her zeal to learn is obvious to those who work with her."
Nemade is completing her second year of the categorical four-year neurology residency at Marshall. She was nominated by Stroke Program Coordinator Mitzi Beckett, who wrote that Nemade "provides education to patients and staff and is readily available as needs arise. She is always prompt, kind, and courteous and eager to learn and teach."
Born in India, Nemade earned her medical degree from the MGM Medical College and Hospital in Navi-Mumbai, India, and a Master in Public Health (M.P.H.) from the University of Toledo. She was one of four residents recently chosen for induction into the Gold Humanism Honor Society in recognition for humanistic practice.
"Dr. Nemade exemplifies all that embodies a complete resident physician," said Justin M. Nolte, M.D., neurology residency program director. "She understands the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to patient care as well as the importance of being a lifelong learner. Her approach has allowed her to provide better patient care."
As a member of Marshall’s inaugural class of neurology residents, Nemade is the first neurology resident to be selected as resident of the month. Nemade plans to complete a fellowship upon completion of her residency in 2021. She is married and has a young son. In her spare time, she likes to read, bike, sing and watch movies. As part of her recognition as the May Resident of the Month, Nemade received a plaque and designated parking spot.
Paul Ferguson, M.D., chair of the department of neurology added that Nemade’s "incredible teaching ability and commitment to education has made her a favorite amongst both her co-residents and medical students alike."
Photo: Dipali Nemade, M.D., M.P.H. (right), May Resident of the Month at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, is pictured with Justin M. Nolte, M.D., residency program director for neurology.