David A. Denning, MD, FACS

Chair, Department of Surgery


Clinical Interests



Dr. Denning specializes in general, vascular, trauma and pancreatic surgeries.

Education & Training

  • Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine (Morgantown, W.Va.)
  • Residency: The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio)

Honors & Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, Cabell County Medical Society
  • Member, West Virginia State Medical Association
  • Member, Association for Surgical Education
  • Member, Association for Hospital Medical Education


  • Certified: American Board of Surgery in General Surgery, subspecialty certification in Surgical Critical Care

CHH Center for Wound Healing

Marshall University Medical Center
1600 Medical Center Drive, Suite 2500
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: 304.399.3510

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Marshall Surgery - Huntington

A provider-based department of Cabell Huntington Hospital
Marshall University Medical Center
1600 Medical Center Drive
Suite 2500 (2nd Floor)
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: 304.691.1200

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Corsello J, Morris M, Denning D, Munie S. 2021. Case of Infected Urachal Cyst in an Adult Presenting as an Incarcerated Umbilical Hernia. Am Surg. 2021 12 7;88(5):997-999.
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Hale JV, Feyh AS, Weaver A, Murray J, Denning DA, Amiri F.. 2020. The Effect of Substance Abuse Programs on Positive Drug Screening Tests in Trauma Patients Am Surg. 2020 Aug 31:3134820943637. doi: 10.1177/0003134820943637. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32866027.
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Barry R, Modarresi M, Duran R, Denning D, Wilson S, Thompson E, Sanabria J. 2019. The Impact of Obesity on Outcomes in Geriatric Blunt Trauma. Am Surg. 2019 3 12;85(2):188-195.
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Weaver AJ, Stafford R, Hale J, Denning D, Sanabria JR, GBD Collaborators. 2019. Geographical and Temporal Variation in the Incidence and Mortality of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Primary Malignancies:1990-2017. J. Surg. Res. 2019 8 13;245:89-98.
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Amiri F, Landis R, Skaff P, Denning D, Constantinou C. 2019. Embolization of the Inferior Vena Cava Filter Strut to the Right Ventricle: A Case Report. Am Surg. 2019 6 7;83(9):e400-e402.
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Lavonas EJ, Burnham RI, Schwarz J, Quackenbush E, Lewis B, Rose SR, Greene S, Toschlog EA, Charlton NP, Mullins ME, Schwartz R, Denning D, Sharma K, Kleinschmidt K, Bush SP, Anderson VE, Ginde AA, Gerardo CJ. 2019. Recovery from Copperhead Snake Envenomation: Role of Age, Sex, Bite Location, Severity, and Treatment. J Med Toxicol. 2019 9 5.
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Mullins ME, Gerardo CJ, Bush SP, Rose SR, Greene S, Quackenbush EB, Lewis B, Anderson VE, Kleinschmidt KC, Schwarz RB, Charlton NP, Toschlog EA, Sharma K, Denning DA, Lavonas EJ. 2019. Adverse Events in the Efficacy of Crotalidae Polyvalent Immune Fab Antivenom vs Placebo in Recovery from Copperhead Snakebite Trial. South. Med. J. 2019 8 14;111(12):716-720.
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Landis R, Amiri F, Denning D, Constantinou C. 2018. Endovascular Relining of a Perigraft Hygroma After Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair. Am Surg. 2018 3 28;84(2):e87-88.
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Sanford Z, Abdomaali K, Robinson D, Denning D. 2016. Blunt trauma: uncommon cause of common bile duct injury. (2015). DOI 10.1016/j.tcr.2015.10.004.

Zach Sanford, Abolmaali, MD, Dustin Robinson, MD, David Denning, MD. 2015. Blunt Trauma: An Uncommon Cause of Bile Duct Injury

Douglas WG, Uffort E, Denning D. 2015. Transfusion and Management of Surgical Patients with Hematologic Disorders. Surg. Clin. North Am. 2015 Apr;95(2):367-377.
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Berhane C, Denning D. 2009. Incidental finding of colorectal cancer in screening colonoscopy and its cost effectiveness. Am Surg. 2009 Aug;75(8):699-703; discussion 703-4.
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Brett AS. 1988. Implications of discordance between clinical impression and toxicology analysis in drug overdose. Arch. Intern. Med. 1988 Feb;148(2):437-41.
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Toufeeq Suliman MD1, Clayton Curry BS2, Nicholas Dolan BS2, Jo Ann Raines MA3, David Denning MD FACS1, Jodi Cisco-Goff MD FACS1, Farzad Amiri MD FACS1. . Establishing a Rural General Surgery Residency Program: Identifying community stakeholder perception and obstacles of a de novo residency in rural appalachia ASU-22-1290.R1