Alan Koester, MD

Associate Professor


Clinical Interests

Hospital Privileges


In addition to his roles at Marshall Health and Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Dr. Koester serves as the chief of orthopaedic surgery at Cabell Huntington Hospital.He specializes in surgery of the fingers, hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder, including microsurgery and joint replacement surgery.

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (Springfield, Ill.)
  • Residency: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine - Orthopaedic Surgery (Springfield, Ill.)
  • Fellowship: University of New Mexico - Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery (Albuquerque, N.M.)

Honors & Memberships

  • Member, Permanent Total Disability Board for the State of West Virginia


  • Certified: American Board of Independent Medical Examiners
  • Certified: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, subspecialty certification in Hand Surgery

Marshall Orthopaedics

An outpatient department of Cabell Huntington Hospital
Marshall University Medical Center
1600 Medical Center Drive
Ground Floor
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: 304-691-1262
Toll-Free Phone: 877-691-1600

Map & Directions

Marshall Orthopaedics - Teays Valley

300 Corporate Center Drive
1st Floor
Scott Depot, WV 25560
Phone: 304-691-6710

Map & Directions

Koester A. 2017. Humeral Shaft Fractures Koester A.R. (2017) Humeral Shaft Fractures. In: Eltooai A., Eberson C.,Daniels A. (eds) Orthopedic Surgery Clerkship, Springer, Cham

Lycans D, Koester A, Kim J. 2017. Upper Extremity Replantation Lycans D., Kim J.,Koester A (2017) Uppery Extremity Replantation. In: EltoraiA., Eberson C.,Daniels A.,(eds) Orthopedic Surgery Clerkship. Springer, Cham

Buchanan GS, Koester A. 2017. Carpal Instability Buchanan G.S.,Koester A. (2017) Carpal Instability. In: Eltorai A., Eberson C., Daniels A. (eds) Orthopedic Surgery Clerkship. Springer, Cham

. 0. .
View on PubMed

. . Chapter 18: Humeral Shaft Fractures; Chapter 49: Carpal Instability; Chapter 53: Upper Extremity Replantation