Joshua A. Hess, MD

Assistant Professor


Clinical Interests



Dr. Hess specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric cancers and childhood hematologic disorders with research interests involving cancer metabolism.

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (Huntington, W.Va.)
  • Residency: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine - Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (Huntington, W.Va.)
  • Fellowship: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (Memphis, Tenn.)

Honors & Memberships

  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics


  • Certified: American Board of Pediatrics

Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center

An outpatient department of Cabell Huntington Hospital
1400 Hal Greer Blvd.
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: 304.399.6500

Map & Directions

Merritt JC, Richbart SD, Moles EG, Cox AJ, Brown KC, Miles SL, Finch PT, Hess JA, Tirona MT, Valentovic MA, Dasgupta P. 2022. Anti-cancer activity of sustained release capsaicin formulations. Pharmacol Ther. 2022 3 30;238:108177.
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Richbart SD, Merritt JC, Moles EG, Brown KC, Adeluola AA, Finch PT, Hess JA, Tirona MT, Miles SL, Valentovic MA, Dasgupta AP. 2022. Spherical Invasion Assay: A Novel Method to Measure Invasion of Cancer Cells. Bio Protoc. 2022 3 29;12(4):e4320.
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Richbart SD, Friedman JR, Brown KC, Gadepalli RS, Miles SL, Rimoldi JM, Rankin GO, Valentovic MA, Tirona MT, Finch PT, Hess JA, Dasgupta P. 2021. Nonpungent N-AVAM Capsaicin Analogues and Cancer Therapy. J Med Chem. 2021 1 28;64(3):1346-1361.
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Hess, JA; Khasawneh, MK. 2015. Cancer metabolism and oxidative stress: Insights into carcinogenesis and chemotherapy via the non-dihydrofolate reductase effects of methotrexate Indian Pediatr. BBA Clin. 2015 Jun; 3: 152–161.
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