Northern Kentucky Campus Selects UK College of Medicine Alumna as New Assistant Dean

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to announce its selection of a highly qualified alumna to serve as assistant dean of its Northern Kentucky Campus.

Meredith Landorf, MD ’01, will officially assume this new role on June 1, 2020. As assistant dean, Dr. Landorf will primarily oversee third- and fourth-year clinical clerkships and rotations while helping build on the regional campus’s mission of educating medical students in Kentucky for Kentucky.

“Dr. Landorf comes to us with a wealth of experience teaching with a wide variety of trainees from multiple institutions,” said Steven Haist, MD, associate dean of the Northern Kentucky Campus. “I look forward working with her as we plan the third-year clerkships which begin for our first class of students in one year.”

Over this last year Dr. Landorf served as a clinical preceptor for a small group of students teaching medical interviewing as part of MD-811, Introduction to Clinical Medicine. Dr. Haist adds that “she is an incredible teacher, and the students noted how lucky they were to have her as a preceptor.”

Dr. Landorf has practiced internal medicine/pediatrics in various regional health care systems since 2012. Most recently, she was employed by University of Cincinnati Physicians while practicing in Florence, Ky. Her clinical interests include breastfeeding initiation and promotion, sports medicine, infant and toddler development, sign language in pre-verbal children, and evidence-based medicine, as well as medical student and resident education.

Her extensive teaching experience includes supervising a wide variety of learners such as third-year medical students on internal medicine and pediatrics clerkships; first- and second-year medical students on longitudinal clinical experiences; family nurse practitioner students from Northern Kentucky University, the University of Cincinnati, Duke University, Indiana Wesleyan University, and Ohio University; pediatrics interns; and family medicine, internal medicine/pediatrics, and pediatrics residents.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics at Murray State University in 1997, followed by the completion of her medical degree at the UK College of Medicine and a four-year internal medicine/pediatrics residency at the University of Rochester. She served as chief resident for one year before moving to Northern Kentucky and establishing her private pediatrics practice.

She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Internal Medicine.

The UK College of Medicine-Northern Kentucky Campus, created in partnership with St. Elizabeth Healthcare and Northern Kentucky University, opened in 2019 and was established as part of the College of Medicine’s regional campus expansion plan to address the Commonwealth’s physician shortage. The campus utilizes the same curriculum and assessments as the Lexington Campus.