About John Marymont
Dr. John V. Marymont is vice president for medical affairs and dean of the College of Medicine at the University of South Alabama. In this position, he has leadership oversight for USA Health, which includes the USA College of Medicine, University Hospital, Children's & Women's Hospital, the Mitchell Cancer Institute, the academic clinical practice plan and the USA Healthcare Authority.
Dr. Marymont came to USA in 2016. During his first two years, Dr. Marymont has led a number of major initiatives. These include restructuring the University’s health system, developing the USA Healthcare Authority and expanding the clinical enterprise. He has also provided leadership on construction of a new Level I trauma center and expansion of the outpatient centers. With his direction, USA Health has also increased its development program and initiated a new branding and marketing campaign.
During his tenure as dean of the USA College of Medicine, student performance continues to excel. The USA College of Medicine Class of 2018 scored among the top 10 percent of all medical students on their Step 2-CK exam. Dr. Marymont, in collaboration with the Mitchell College of Business, started a new M.B.A. program that focuses on healthcare administration. He also started an innovative program with the USA College of Education that offers a master’s degree in medical education.
An orthopaedic surgeon by trade, Dr. Marymont has close to 20 years of broad-based executive experience in major academic medical centers. Starting in 1995, he began a 15-year career with the Baylor College of Medicine and later moved to the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at Shreveport. At LSU, he served in numerous senior leadership roles and as chair of orthopaedics and interim dean for the College of Medicine, where he helped lead the largest healthcare transition in Louisiana’s history with the privatization of the state-owned hospital system.
Dr. Marymont graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Northwestern University and obtained his medical degree from Vanderbilt University. He completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Texas Health Science 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 certificate in medical and healthcare management as well as a master’s in business administration from the Jones School of Business at Rice University, where he was selected by the faculty to receive the Jones Scholar for his accomplishments.
In addition, he has received the Fulbright and Jaworski Faculty Excellence Award from Baylor College of Medicine for his outstanding educational leadership and development of enduring educational material. He was elected as a faculty to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.
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).