- MD, WVU School of Medicine
Sofka S, Grey C, Lerfald N, Davisson L, and Howsare J (2018) Implementing a Universal Well-Being Assessment to Mitigate Barriers to Resident Utilization of Mental Health Resources. Journal of Graduate Medical Education: February 2018, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 63-66.
Cottrell S, Warden M, Graves C, Hashmi M, Nield L, Larrabee H, Lerfald N, Clawges H, Ferrari N. Measuring Medical Residents’ Well-Being. MedEdPORTAL; 2013. www.mededportal.org/publication/9405.
Sofka S, Lerfald N. Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: A Case Series. West Virginia Medical Journal May/June 2013 (20-3).
Stefan MS, Blackwell JM, Crawford KM, Martinez J, Sung SW, Holliday SA, Landry M, Lavine N, Lerfald N, Morris JL, Greene S, Cykert S. Patients' Attitudes Toward and Factors Predictive of HIV Testing of Academic Medical Clinics. Am J Med Sci. 2010 Jul 9. 264-7.
Lerfald N, Blackwell M, Sun S. Predictors of Concordance between Patients and CDC Recommendations Regarding HIV Screening. (Abstract) Journal of Investigative Medicine Jan 2009; 57(1):416-7.
Holliday S, Lavine N, Morris J, Lerfald N, Landry M. Are CDC HIV Screening Guidelines Overcoming Barriers to Testing? (Abstract) Journal of Investigative Medicine Jan 2009; 57(1):419-420.
Blackwell M, Lerfald N, Sun S. Patients’ HIV Knowledge In 2008: Predictors Of Poor Knowledge And Success Of Public Health Education Efforts. (Abstract) Journal of Investigative Medicine Jan 2009; 57(1): 423-4.
2018 Outstanding Faculty Award, WVU Department of Internal Medicine
2016 Best Attending Physician, WVU Department of Internal Medicine
2014 Outstanding Faculty Award, WVU Department of Internal Medicine
2009 Outstanding Faculty Award, WVU Department of Internal Medicine
2006 The John W. Traubert Award, WVU School of Medicine
2006 Best Attending Physician, WVU Department of Internal Medicine
2005 Outstanding Teacher Award, WVU Department of Internal Medicine
2003 Clinician of the Year, WVU School of Medicine
1999-2000 Resident Teaching Award, Department of Internal Medicine
1998-1999 Scholastic Achievement Award, Department of Internal Medicine Highest Score on In-Training Exam
1999 Resident Teaching Award for Internal Medicine Presented by West Virginia University School of Medicine
Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine
Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine
American College of Physicians
Vice Chair of Education and Associate Professor, Nathan Lerfald, M.D., FACP, joined the West Virginia University School of Medicine family in 2000 after completing both his medical degree, and his residency in internal medicine with the University. Before moving to the mountain state, Dr. Lerfald earned his undergraduate degree in biology from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
In 2001, Dr. Lerfald was selected as a Chief Resident at West Virginia University and joined the division of internal medicine where he served as an associate program director and program director for 16 years. During his time as program director, he expanded the residency program and established the hospitalist service.
A dedicated member of the WVU School of Medicine team, Dr. Lerfald’s mentorship of medical students, residents and young faculty has earned him numerous accolades including his recognition as an Anthony G. DiBartolomeo Professor of Medicine, and Outstanding Faculty Award for the WVU Department of Internal Medicine in 2018.
As Medical Director of Quality & Patient Safety, Dr. Lerfald is an active member of a number of committees both within WVU School of Medicine and WVU Medicine including WVU Medicine’s Quality Executive Committee.
Patient Care Information
- Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Residency, Internal Medicine
WVU Department of Medicine