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Arthur Ollendorff appointed Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Arthur Ollendorff

June 28, 2022

Dr. Arthur Ollendorff will be appointed as Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, effective July 1, 2022. Ollendorff was recruited to Carilion Clinic and VTCSOM in September, 2021, to serve as the Designated Institutional Official responsible for all of the graduate medical education programs at Carilion Clinic.     

Before joining Carilion Ollendorff worked in Asheville, NC, as director of medical education at Mountain Area Health Education Center and clinical professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.  At Mission Health he served as an OB hospitalist and the Women’s Service Line leader at Mission Hospital, the physician champion representing western North Carolina for North Carolina Medicaid, and the clinical lead for maternal Projects for the Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina (PQCNC). 

Ollendorff’s national roles include being the current president of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) as well as current and past membership in several ACGME initiatives including the Milestones Committee for practice-based learning and improvement and the OB Milestones 2.0 committee.

Ollendorff completed medical school and his OB/GYN residency at Northwestern University Medical School. He initially joined the faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Cincinnati, where his academic interest was introducing evidence-based medicine into the undergraduate and graduate medical education curricula. During his 13 years in Cincinnati, he held several leadership positions including OB/GYN Residency Program director, chair of the GME Competency Committee, chair of the competency and assessment task force for the medical school curriculum re-design and Chief of GYN at the VA Medical Center.

At VTCSOM Ollendorff is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology & Health Systems and Implementation Science.  His appointment as associate dean will facilitate collaborations across the spectrum of undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education that are highly valued at both VTCSOM and Carilion Clinic.  These collaborations will support organizational opportunities to advance teaching innovation and excellence, diversity, equity and inclusion, physician well-being and workforce development, as well as the intersection of health systems science education with training in systems-based practice, quality improvement and patient safety.