COLUMBUS Local doctor honored as family practice educator

Dr. Fedyna is an associate director of the Family Practice Residency Program at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
COLUMBUS -- Dr. Dinah M. Fedyna of Austintown was named 2002 Ohio Academy of Family Physicians Family Practice Educator of the Year.
Dr. Fedyna is a professor of family medicine and director of the Office of Predoctoral Education, in the Department of Family Medicine at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine.
She also serves as an associate director of the Family Practice Residency Program at St. Elizabeth Health Center and has a clinical practice in Youngstown.
Before joining St. Elizabeth's in October 2001, she was associate director at Akron General Medical Center's Family Practice Residency Program for 15 years.
Dr. Fedyna is a graduate of Youngstown State University and NEOUCOM, and completed her family practice training at Akron General Medical Center. She has made numerous presentations on topics ranging from "One-on-One Teaching Skills" to "Common Dermatologic Problems," and has been involved in many professional and medical education activities including task forces and curriculum committees acting as a lecturer, seminar leader or facilitator.
Dr. Fedyna has been instrumental in designing, teaching and securing funding for many predoctoral offerings at NEOUCOM, and has been awarded more than $1 million in grants.
Areas of focus
Her areas of focus involve physician/patient interaction, clinical decision making and the development of physical diagnostic skills.
Dr. Fedyna and her husband, Joseph J. Novicky, reside in Austintown.
OAFP is a statewide professional association with more than 4,200 members, including practicing physicians, family practice residents and medical students.

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