Dr. James Nemitz

Dr. Nemitz became the 7th President of WVSOM in July 2018. He previously served as Vice President for Administration and External Relations for eight years at WVSOM where he was responsible for accreditation, institutional effectiveness and assessment, faculty development, the Center for Rural and Community Health, research and grants, special events, and media services. In this role he was also involved in governmental relations, strategic planning and policy making. Dr. Nemitz served as the Associate Dean for Preclinical Education overseeing the first two years of the program from 2004 to 2010.

He is a tenured professor of Anatomy with over 30 years of service at WVSOM.

He previously served as the Gross Anatomy course coordinator, director of the Office of Rural Recruitment and Retention, faculty representative to the WVSOM Board of Advisors and Board of Governors, and the Higher Education Policy Commission’s State Advisory Council of Faculty of West Virginia.

He earned his doctorate degree in Anatomy from the Medical College of Virginia and completed postdoctoral fellowships in neuroscience from both the Yale University School of Medicine and the Medical College of Virginia.

Dr. Nemitz completed a Health Policy Fellowship in 2017 through Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.

He has served the osteopathic profession nationally through various committees with the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, the American Osteopathic Association and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. He currently is an accreditation evaluator for the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation.

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