Alfred Abuhamad, MD
Interim President, Provost, and Dean of the School of Medicine
Mason C. Andrews Professor and Chairman Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program Director

Alfred Abuhamad poses for a professional headshot wearing a black suit jacket, white dress shirt and a tie with light blue and white diagonal stripes.

On Aug. 4, 2021, the EVMS Board of Visitors appointed Alfred Abuhamad, MD, Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a 29-year veteran of the school, to serve as interim President, Provost and Dean of the School of Medicine effective immediately.

Dr. Abuhamad currently serves as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program. Dr. Abuhamad is the past President of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education (SUSME), Perinatal Quality Forum (PQF) and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). He is also the past-Chair of the Council for Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care. He has published more than 180 peer-reviewed manuscripts, authored six textbooks in fetal echocardiography, ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, first trimester ultrasound and office procedures, and received numerous national and international awards including The 2019 Commonwealth of Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award. He is the recipient of the National Institute of Health RO1 grant to study “Novel Tools for the Noninvasive Evaluation of the Human Placenta”.

Dr. Abuhamad established the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology’s (ISUOG) outreach program and has led several ultrasound training missions to the developing world to include Haiti, Ghana and Somaliland. He is well known internationally for his work in ultrasound, prenatal diagnosis, fetal echocardiography, global outreach and patient safety.

Melanie Nohrer, MEd
Educational Specialist

Educational Specialist | Fellowship Coordinator

Melanie was born and raised in Bayamon, Puerto Rico and moved to Kissimmee, Florida in the year 2000. Later on she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, and moved to Virginia in 2013, where she currently resides with her husband and two children. She has worked in higher education for the past eleven years at a variety of administrative levels and departments to include housing, student centers, admissions, academic affairs, administration, and graduate medical education.

She has a Master of Education in Higher Education, Educational Leadership degree from Liberty University, and is currently also pursuing a Doctor of Education in Medical and Health Professions Education, Higher Education degree at EVMS.

Melanie’s top priority within the program is a Fellow’s success, achievement and overall experience.