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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
  • M.S. in Clinical and Translational Science
  • Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis
  • B.S. in Immunology and Medical Microbiology
  • Ph.D. in Neuroscience
  • M.H.S. in Pathologists’ Assistant
  • B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Exercise Physiology
  • 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
  • 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.

Students in the M.D. program complete two years of their professional education on the Morgantown campus.  In the third and fourth year of their medical education, they may complete clinical clerkships on the Morgantown, Charleston or WVU-East (Martinsburg) campuses.

The Department of Human Performance and Applied Exercise Sciences incorporates exercise physiology, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.  These programs offer graduate degrees at the master's and doctoral (M.S., PhD) level as well as professional degrees (MOT, DPT). 

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.

These School of Medicine graduate and professional programs complement   programs in the other health professions schools (dentistry, nursing, public health, and pharmacy).




  • Arthur J. Ross III - M.D. (Case Western Reserve University)

Vice Dean-Medical Education/Academic Affairs

  • Norman D. Ferrari III - M.D. (West Virginia University)

Vice Dean-Clinical Services/CMO WVU Healthcare

  • Judie Charlton - M.D. (West Virginia University)

Associate Deans

  • Scott A. Cottrell - Ed.D. (West Virginia University)
    Student Services & Curriculum
  • Barbara Ducatman - M.D. (Albany Medical College)
    Faculty Services
  • James P. Griffith - M.D. (West Virginia University)
    Charleston Campus Student Services
  • Maria Kolar - M.D. (West Virginia University)
    Veterns Affairs
  • Rosemarie Cannarella Lorenzetti - M.D. (West Virginia University)
    Eastern Campus Student Services
  • MaryBeth Mandich - Ph.D. (West Virginia University)
    Professional & Undergraduate Programs
  • Timothy Palencik -
  • James M. Stevenson - M.D. (West Virginia University)

Assistant Deans

  • Kathleen Bors - M.D. (West Virginia University)
    Charleston Campus
  • James Brown - M.D. (Meharry Medical School)
    Eastern Campus
  • Hannah Hazard - M.D. (West Virginia University)
  • Fred L. Minnear - Ph.D. (Oregon Health Sciences University)
    Graduate Studies
  • Jamal Mustafa - Ph.D. (Lucknow University, India)
  • James O'Donnell - Ph.D. (University of Chicago)
  • David Wilks - M.D. (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine)
    Medical Education Technology

Associate Vice President for Health Science

  • Clark Hansbarger - M.D. (Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine)
    Dean Charleston Campus
  • Konrad Nau - M.D. (West Virginia University)
    Dean Eastern Campus

Senior Associate Dean/Chief Administrative Officer

  • John Worth - M.B.A. (State University of New York)