Marshall Health welcomes physicians and faculty

9/15/2022


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall Health and the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine welcome the following physicians and faculty members:

Internist Ahmad Nusair, M.D., has returned to Marshall Health as a professor with the School of Medicine’s department of internal medicine, serving as the department’s vice chair of finance and a member of the section of infectious disease. Previously, he served as chair of the Control Committee at Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and chief of infectious diseases and medical director of Cabell Huntington Hospital’s adult medical ICU, antimicrobial stewardship and infection control programs. Nusair obtained his medical degree from Jordan University of Science & Technology in Ar-Ramtha, Jordan, and completed a residency at Western Reserve Care System in Youngstown, Ohio, and an infectious disease fellowship at the University of Nebraska in Omaha, Nebraska.  He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with a subspecialty certification in Critical Care Medicine and Infectious Disease. Nusair is accepting patients and referrals at Marshall Internal Medicine in the Erma Ora Byrd Clinical Center at 1249 15th Street in Huntington. For appointments, call 304-691-1000.

Marshall Internal Medicine also welcomes endocrinology specialists Henin A. Alsamarraie, M.D., and Maria Luzuriaga, M.D., as well as pulmonology specialist Melinda Becker, M.D.  Alsmarraie holds an M.D. from R.C.S.I. Bahrain. She completed an internal medicine residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in Bronx, New York, and a two-year endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Luzuriaga obtained her medical degree from Universidad Internacional del Ecuador in Quito, Ecuador, completed an internal medicine residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and an endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism fellowship at the University of Miami in Florida. Becker earned her medical degree, completed her residency and a pulmonary/critical care fellowship at Marshall School of Medicine.  All three are accepting patients and referrals at the Erma Ora Byrd Clinical Center at 1249 15th Street in Huntington and Marshall Health – Teays Valley at 300 Corporate Center Drive in Scott Depot. For appointments, call 304-691-1000.  Alsamarraie, Luzuriaga and Becker also serve as assistant professors at the School of Medicine.

Neurologist Kathryn Thornton, M,D., joins Marshall Neurology. She attended medical school at Marshall and completed a neurology residency at University of South Carolina / Prisma Health in Columbia, South Carolina. She is accepting patients and referrals at the Marshall Medical Center at 1600 Medical Center Drive in Huntington and Marshall Health – Teays Valley at 300 Corporate Center Drive in Scott Depot.  For appointments, call 304-691-1787.

Maggie Blackwood, M.D., and Allyn Small, M.D., provide general pediatrics and newborn care at Marshall Pediatrics. Blackwood earned her medical degree and completed a pediatric residency at Marshall School of Medicine. Small completed her medical degree at West Virginia University School of Medicine and a pediatric residency at Charleston Area Medical Center. Both are accepting patients and referrals at Marshall Health – Teays Valley located at 300 Corporate Center Drive in Scott Depot.   For appointments, call 304-691-8870. Blackwood and Small also serve as assistant professors at the School of Medicine.

Board-certified primary care physician and assistant professor Lee Van Horn, M.D., joins Marshall Family Medicine. He earned his medical degree and completed a family medicine residency at Marshall School of Medicine. He is accepting patients at the Marshall University Medical Center in Huntington and at 35 Chase Drive in Hurricane.  For appointments, call 304-691-1100.


Media Relations Contact

Michele McKnight
Assistant Director of External Affairs
304-691-1713 
mcknigh4@marshall.edu


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