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John V. Marymont, M.D., M.B.A.

Dean of the Whiddon College of Medicine & Vice President for Medical Affairs

About John V. Marymont, M.D., M.B.A.

Dr. John V. Marymont is an accomplished academic health system executive leader, medical school dean, professor, and orthopedic surgeon with broad-based executive experience in leading academic medical centers, medical schools and physician enterprises. He has a successful track record of significantly improving the finances, market position, and growth of academic medical centers, medical schools and programs. He has extensive experience in building high-performing teams and programs, and leading organizations through transformation, change and historical marketplace repositioning.

Dr. Marymont is vice president for medical affairs and dean of the Frederick P. Whiddon College of Medicine at the University of South Alabama (USA). In these positions, he oversees USA Health, which includes the Whiddon College of Medicine, University Hospital, Children’s & Women’s Hospital, Providence Hospital, the Mitchell Cancer Institute, the physician enterprise, and the USA Healthcare Authority.

Dr. Marymont came to the University of South Alabama in 2016. He led significant initiatives transforming USA Health into the leading academic medical center on the upper Gulf Coast. These include restructuring the University’s health system, developing the USA Healthcare Authority, and expanding the clinical enterprise. He provided leadership on expanding the USA Health footprint throughout Mobile and Baldwin counties, growing the system from approximately 3,000 employees to over 7,000 employees and increasing net patient service revenues from $360 million/year to $1.3 billion/year. He was a key executive leader in the acquisition of Providence Hospital and clinics, which closed in October 2023.

During his tenure as dean of the Whiddon College of Medicine, Dr. Marymont led numerous transformational changes. He led the design of the new Whiddon College of Medicine education and research facility and raised over $165 million in funds. The College of Medicine had a successful Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) review with full eight-year accreditation. Student performance continued to excel with medical student classes above the national average on their Step 2-CK exam. New residency programs were started and approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in Emergency Medicine and Urology. Dr. Marymont, in collaboration with the Mitchell College of Business, started an M.B.A. program with a concentration in healthcare as well as a certificate course in healthcare leadership. In addition, in collaboration with the College of Education and Professional Studies, he started a Master of Education program in Industrial Design.

An orthopedic surgeon by trade, Dr. Marymont has close to 25 years of broad-based executive experience in major academic medical centers. In 1995, he began a 15-year career with the Baylor College of Medicine. He later moved to the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at Shreveport. At LSU, he served on numerous senior leadership teams. He was chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and interim dean of the College of Medicine, where he helped lead the largest healthcare transition in Louisiana’s history by privatizing the state-run hospital system.

Dr. Marymont graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Northwestern University and obtained his medical degree from Vanderbilt University. He completed an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston, a sports medicine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, and a foot and ankle fellowship at the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston. Dr. Marymont earned a medical and healthcare management certificate and a Master of Business Administration from the Jones School of Business at Rice University, where he was selected by the MBA faculty to receive the distinction as a Jones Scholar for his accomplishments.

In addition, he received Fulbright and Jaworski Faculty Excellence Awards from Baylor College of Medicine for his outstanding educational leadership and development of enduring educational materials. At USA, he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society as a faculty member.

Dr. Marymont serves on the Jones Health Care Advisory Board at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business and as the Council of Deans Liaison to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Business Affairs (GBA). He holds an adjunct appointment at the USA Mitchell College of Business.

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