College of Medicine Appoints Two Deans

NEOMED welcomes the two newest members of the College of Medicine staff: Cynthia Ledford, M.D., and Yoleetah Ilodi, M.D. 

A clinician-educator for more than two decades, Cynthia Ledford, M.D., joined the College of Medicine in December as senior associate dean for medical education. Dr. Ledford will oversee all aspects of the College’s curriculum, ensuring that its content, delivery, evaluation and quality improvement activities comply with accreditation standards. She will also chair the College of Medicine curriculum committee. 

Dr. Ledford has been named a professor of internal medicine and professor of pediatrics at NEOMED. 

Dr. Ledford joins NEOMED from Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Rochester, Michigan. She most recently served as associate dean for Undergraduate Clinical Education. Prior to her role at Oakland, Dr. Ledford served at the Ohio State University College of Medicine from 1992-2018 in positions including assistant dean for curriculum design and innovation and assistant dean of evaluation and assessment.

Dr. Ledford received her medical degree from OSU and trained in internal medicine and pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospitals and the University of Cincinnati. She completed a fellowship in medical education at OSU and Stanford University's faculty development program in clinical teaching. 

Interim Assistant Dean of Diversity 

Yoleetah Ilodi, M.D., joined the College of Medicine Jan. 11 as interim assistant dean of diversity. 

Dr. Ilodi will provide leadership, oversight and strategic vision for policies and initiatives to promote an inclusive and equitable learning and working environment for students, faculty and staff in the College. She will lead efforts to ensure that the College achieves its expectations for diversity and maintains an environment that welcomes and fosters inclusivity. 

An associate professor of internal medicine at NEOMED, Dr. Ilodi is a graduate of the University’s Fellowship in Academic Medicine program and a member of the College of Medicine admissions committee. She practices internal medicine and geriatrics for Summa Health, where she also serves as the lead physician for diversity, inclusion and recruitment in the area of medical education. 

Dr. Ilodi earned her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She completed internal medicine training and a fellowship in geriatric medicine at Summa Health.

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