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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 Marymont

Dr. John V. Marymont is vice president for medical affairs and dean of the Frederick P. Whiddon College of Medicine at the University of South Alabama. In these positions, he oversees USA Health, which includes the Whiddon College of Medicine, University Hospital, Providence 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. 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 provided leadership on the construction of the new Fanny Meisler Level I trauma center and the expansion of University Hospital. With his direction, USA Health has increased its development program, developed a new website, and initiated a new branding campaign.

During his tenure as dean of the College of Medicine, student performance continues to excel. The 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 an M.B.A. program with a concentration in health care. In addition, in collaboration with the College of Education, he started a Master of Education program with a concentration in healthcare education. In 2018, the College of Medicine received the full eight-year accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.

An orthopedic surgeon by trade, Dr. Marymont has more than 25 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 on numerous senior leadership teams and was chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and interim dean of the College of Medicine, where he helped lead the largest health care transition in Louisiana’s history with the privatization of 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 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 of Business Administration from the Jones School of Business at Rice University, where he was selected by the MBA faculty to receive the distinction of a “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 materials. At USA, he was inducted as a faculty member into the Alpha Omega Alpha 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). He holds an adjunct appointment in the USA Mitchell College of Business.

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