An Oil City native has been honored by the medical center at in Columbus, Ohio, where he is employed.
Dr. Michael Wert was named November physician of the month at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Wert is director of the Lung Cancer Screening Clinic at those facilities.
Wert is also a pulmonary-critical care physician at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center.
He is the son of former Oil City residents Jim and Kim Wert, who now live in Zelienople. His grandparents are Joan Partridge of Franklin and the late William Britton and the late Al and Peg Wert, all of Oil City.
Michael Wert attended Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where he majored in business and chemistry. After graduation, Wert moved on to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
He later completed a fellowship at Ohio State, where he accepted a faculty position at Wexner Medical Center and the Comprehensive Cancer Center this July.
A press release notes that Wert and his colleagues spread the word about the importance of cancer screenings for at-risk patients.
Michael Wert’s father contacted the newspaper about his son, and Jim Wert said he was a former Derrick delivery boy in the 1960s in the areas of the 900 block of West First Street, Cowell Avenue and Bouquin Circle.