Craig Boisvert, DO, FACOFP, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM), will retire in June after spending more than three decades of his career at the medical school in Lewisburg, WV. He has served in the role of WVSOM dean for six years. His responsibilities include supervising faculty, maintaining the curriculum, counseling and, when necessary, disciplining students and managing the budget.
“West Virginia reminds me a great deal of where I grew up. The state is rural, as is Vermont, and the medical need is great. Lewisburg is a great place to live. The people here have been very welcoming and it is now where I have lived the majority of my life. Being at WVSOM has given me the ability to practice medicine, teach, do some research and try my hand in administration,” he said.
WVSOM President James W. Nemitz, PhD, said that over the course of Boisvert’s robust career, his most notable accomplishment might be his impact on students.
He says, “Dr. Boisvert has served WVSOM and the osteopathic medical profession with distinction. While he has made many significant contributions, his lasting legacy will be the thousands of students he taught who are now delivering quality, compassionate health care in our communities."
During his career, Boisvert has received many awards, including the West Virginia Immunization Network Immunization Advocate Award, WVSOM’s President’s Award for Excellence for Outstanding Clinical Sciences faculty and WVSOM’s Outstanding Employee of the Year Award. He has also been inducted into the American Osteopathic Association’s Mentor Hall of Fame. Read more about Dr. Boisvert's distinguished career in the WVSOM press release.