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Our Residents

PGY-4 Med-Peds

Troy Wallace, MD

Hometown: Wayne, West Virginia
Undergraduate: Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, West Virginia 
Personal Interests: Motorcycles, Mountain Biking, Skiing
Future Goals: Pediatric Hospitalist, Medicine and Pediatric Outpatient, Academic Medicine


Michelle Worthy, MD

Hometown: Huntington, West Virginia
Undergraduate: University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, West Virginia
Personal Interests: Spending time with family and dogs, working out, gardening, traveling, and cheering on the Cats and Herd!
Future Goals: Combined career in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics


PGY-3 Med-Peds

Zachary Higginbotham, DO

Hometown: Vienna, West Virginia
Undergraduate: University of Charleston, Charleston, West Virginia
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, West Virginia
Personal Interests: Soccer, guitar, movies, music festivals
Future Goals: Cardiology

William Rasmussen, MD

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Undergraduate: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 
Medical School: Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan 
Personal Interests: Outside of work, you’ll find me in the great outdoors, with people I care about, or into a video game.
Future Goals: Hospital-based medicine for children & adults


PGY-2 Med-Peds

Kristie Burks, MD

Hometown: Spanishburg, West Virginia
Undergraduate: Concord University, Athens, West Virginia 
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, West Virginia
Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, hiking with her dogs, and anything else that gets me outdoors in the sunshine.
Future Goals: Practice Generalized Internal Medicine-Pediatrics

Aaron Whiteman, MD

Hometown: Lonaconing, Maryland
Undergraduate: University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, West Virginia
Personal Interests: gardening, hunting, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Redskins, adventuring with family
Future Goals: Med-Peds Hospitalist


PGY-1 Med-Peds

Jatto E. Akhigbe, MBBS

Hometown: Fugar, Edo State, Nigeria
Undergraduate: Lagos State University
Medical School: Lagos State University College of Medicine
Personal Interests: Soccer, hiking, jogging, fitness and comedy
Future Goals: Fellowship in Cardiology Adults and Children

Jamila I. Ranavaya, MD

Hometown: Huntington, West Virginia
Undergraduate: Marshall University
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Fountain pens, Crochet, Poetry, Sci-Fi/Comics/Manga
Future Goals: Undecided


Recent Alumni

Char-Leigh Arnold, DO
Alumni: 2016-2020
Practice: Internal Medicine/Pediatrics at Quantum Healthcare, Hazard, Kentucky

Mindy Becker, MD
Alumni: 2015-2019
Fellowship: Pulmonology, Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, West Virginia

Ryan Clagg, MD
Alumni: 2016-2020
Practice: Internal Medicine/Pediatrics UCLA Outpatient, Los Angeles, California

Lora Fetty, MD
Alumni: 2014-2018
Practice: General Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Faculty, Marshall Internal Medicine - Huntington, West Virginia

Rebecca Hayes, MD
Alumni: 2014-2018
Practice: Internal Medicine Pediatrician/Chief Medical Officer, Community Healthcare - Rock Island, Illinois

Courtney Nichols, MD
Alumni: 2015-2019
Fellowship: Infectious Disease Adults & Children, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio