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School of Medicine

Degrees Offered

  • M.D., Doctor of Medicine
  • M.D. /Ph.D., Joint Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy
  • Ph.D., in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Ph.D. in Cancer Cell Biology
  • Ph.D. in Cellular and Integrative Physiology
  • Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis
  • Ph.D. in Neuroscience
  • M.H.S. in Pathologists’ Assistant
  • B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Exercise Physiology
  • M.S. in School Health Education
  • B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science
  • M.O.T., Master of Occupational Therapy
  • D.P.T., Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Ph.D., Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences
  • M.D. /M.P.H., Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health
  • Ph.D., Public Health Sciences
  • M.S., Biomedical Sciences


The West Virginia University School of Medicine is a part of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, a comprehensive academic health system with three campuses in the state, a network of affiliated hospitals and practice plans, and a mission of education, research, clinical care, and service to the state. On the main Morgantown campus, students have access to a full range of research and clinical facilities, including a new laboratory building and a wide range of advanced research centers. West Virginia University Hospitals includes sophisticated medical technology, including magnetic resonance imagery, lithotripsy, and laser surgery; the campus includes a large and busy tertiary hospital, a trauma center, children’s hospital, cancer center, a psychiatric hospital, primary care and specialty clinics, a rehabilitation hospital and many other patient care facilities.

Biomedical sciences graduate programs (in collaboration with School of Pharmacy) offer training in seven areas: Biochemistry and molecular biology; cancer cell biology; cellular and integrative physiology; exercise physiology; immunology and microbial pathogenesis; neuroscience; and pharmaceutical and pharmacological sciences. Biomedical sciences graduate students take a common core curriculum the first year and match with a faculty mentor and self-select into their specialty areas in year two.

The public health sciences Ph.D. program offers training in two tracts: Social and behavioral sciences; and population epidemiology and biostatistics. First-year graduate students take a common core curriculum and match with a faculty mentor and choose a specialty area in year two.

The Department of Human Performance and Applied Exercise Sciences incorporates exercise physiology, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. Additionally, the Department of Community Medicine has a M.P.H. program in public health with five specialty tracts, a generalist M.P.H online program, and a M.S. in school health. These programs complement all of the other existing programs in the other health professions schools (dentistry, nursing, and pharmacy).





  • Arthur J. Ross III - M.D.

Vice Dean-Medical Education/Academic Affairs

  • Norman D. Ferrari III - MD

Vice Dean-Clinical Services/CMO WVU Healthcare

  • Judie Charlton - MD

Associate Dean

  • Scott A. Cottrell - EdD
    Student Services & Curriculum
  • Barbara Ducatman - MD
    Faculty Services
  • James P. Griffith - MD
    Charleston Campus Student Services
  • Maria Kolar - MD
    Veterns Affairs
  • Rosemarie Cannarella Lorenzetti - MD
    Eastern Campus Student Services
  • MaryBet Mandich - PhD
    Professional & Undergraduate Programs
  • Timothy Palencik
  • James M. Stevenson - MD

Assistant Dean

  • Kathleen Bors - MD
    Charleston Campus
  • James Brown - MD
    Eastern Campus
  • Hannah Hazard - MD
  • Fred L. Minnear - PhD
    Graduate Studies
  • Jamal Mustafa - PhD
  • James O'Donnell - PhD
  • David Wilks - MD
    Medical Education Technology

Associate Vice President for Health Science

  • CLark Hansbarger - MD
    Dean Charleston Campus
  • Konrad Nau - MD
    Dean Eastern Campus

Senior Associate Dean/Chief Adminstrative Officer

  • John Worth