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WVa names new medical director for medical services office

March 11, 2022 GMT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s Department of Health and Human Resources has named a new medical director for its Office of Emergency Medical Services.

Dr. Jonathan G. Newman has served as the medical director of the Emergency Medical Services Program at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community College since 2001. He’s been the regional medical director of West Virginia’s EMS Regions 6 and 7 since 2002.

Newman, of Fairmont, holds a bachelor of science degree in business from Frostburg State College. He earned his paramedic certification from Shepherd University.

Newman completed pre-medicine studies at Fairmont State University, and earned a doctor of medicine degree from West Virginia University.

He completed his residency training through West Virginia University Hospitals, where he was the chief resident. He received a master’s degree in medical management from Carnegie Mellon University.