Program Leadership


Psychiatry Residency Program
Marshall University
Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
1115 20th Street, Suite 205
Huntington, WV 25703
304-523-4171 (fax)

Bridget Griffith
Program Coordinator, Psychiatry Residency Program

Meet the Program Director

Scott Murphy, MD

Dr. Murphy started as program director for the psychiatric residency in 2022. Originally from eastern Kentucky, he completed his undergraduate degree in linguistics and Russian studies at the University of Kentucky and his Master’s degree in English language and literature with additional course work in pedagogy at Morehead State University, where he taught writing for four years before transitioning to medical school at Marshall University.  He completed internship at Charleston Area Medical Center and residency at Marshall. He has served as the psychiatry clerkship director for the medical school and assistant medical director at Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital.

His clinical focus is on serving patients with severe mental illness and helping them to optimize therapy, medications, and support systems to live in the community successfully. An educator throughout his adult life, he believes that a fundamental part of taking care of patients in our community is to teach and mentor new generations of psychiatrists to bring compassionate, evidence-based mental health care to Appalachia. Marshall Psychiatry has a strong tradition of teamwork, mutual respect, support for our residents, and friendliness that he is committed to continuing.

Meet the Associate Program Director 

Meredith Bentley, DO

In 2021, Dr. Bentley stepped in to the role of Associate Program Director for the residency program. A Huntington native, Dr. Bentley is a graduate of Marshall University and completed her medical training at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She then completed residency at Marshall University and has enthusiastically joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor upon the completion of her training. Dr. Bentley enjoyed her time as a resident in the program and wanted to continue to have a part in resident education. Her clinical time is divided between inpatient and outpatient psychiatry. She also serves as the Medical Director of the department’s Mind Wellness Center, an intensive outpatient program.

It was her love of Huntington, the state of West Virginia, and the people of Appalachia that led Dr. Bentley to stay close to home for both her Psychiatry training and career. Her goal is to assist residents in having a wonderful training experience here at Marshall Psychiatry. The family atmosphere and team spirit here at Marshall are unmatched!

Meet the Program Administrator 

Bridget Griffith

A native of Huntington, WV and graduate of Marshall University, Bridget Griffith is the Program administrator for Marshall Psychiatry. She has been with Marshall Health for 9 years.  Bridget started in Family Medicine then came to Marshall Psychiatry to assist with the two educational programs, Clerkship and Residency.  After several years of assisting with both programs, the two programs were spilt up and she took over the Clerkship portion for a year then accepted the Residency and Fellowship Administrator position, which she truly enjoys.  Bridget strives to provide an organized, supportive and less stressful residency experience. 

In her free time, Bridget loves to spend time with family and friends doing cookouts, game night, bonfires and anything else that allows them to spend time together making memories.  They also enjoy boating and working around the house on projects.  With three kids, she stays very busy but always tries to remain grateful and knows she is very blessed.