Linda S. Nield, M.D., has been named assistant dean for admissions in the School of Medicine’s medical degree program. She is professor of pediatrics and currently serves as the director of the pediatrics residency program.

Dr. Nield received her medical degree in 1990 from Dartmouth Medical School and completed a residency in pediatrics at WVU in 1993. She is board certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Nield has served as the pediatrics residency program director for the past five years where she was responsible for applicant review and selection. She is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society and the 2014 recipient of the coveted D.Z. Morgan Mentor Award. Nield is well published and has provided mentorship to many medical students and residents on the art of writing for medical literature and becoming published, an important component of the residency match selection process. She has also been the leader of the Healthcare Disparities and Cultural Competency team for the graduate medical education community.

“We are so pleased to have someone with Dr. Nield’s experience and leadership abilities join our team in the Department of Medical Education,” said Norman Ferrari, M.D., vice dean for education and academic affairs and chair of the WVU Department of Medical Education. “Her work ethic and diligence to detail will serve her well in this roll. I also want to thank the search committee members lead by Dr. Sarah Woodrum for their diligence in screening our many fine applicants and making this recommendation.”

Nield succeeds Hannah Hazard, M.D., who was recently named surgeon-in-chief and director of clinical services for the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center