Monday, August 01, 2016

New specialists join Marshall School of Medicine, Marshall Health

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine recently welcomed eight new specialists to its clinical faculty in the departments of internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopaedics, psychiatry and behavioral medicine and surgery.

The new physicians are:

Jared Brownfield, M.D., a general obstetrician and gynecologist, has been appointed assistant professor. Brownfield, an Ona native, earned his medical degree from Marshall University, where he also completed a residency. He is accepting new patients at Marshall OB/GYN’s Marshall University Medical Center, an outpatient department of Cabell Huntington Hospital, as well as the Route 60 and Teays Valley locations. For appointments, call Marshall OB/GYN, at 304-691-1400.


Edward A. Dachowski Jr., M.D., a fellowship-trained, board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, joins the department of psychiatry and behavioral medicine, as an assistant professor. Dachowski has nearly 20 years of experience in providing mental health and behavioral medicine services to children of all ages. He earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, followed by a psychiatry residency at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with subspecialty certification in child and adolescent psychiatry. For appointments, call Marshall Psychiatry, an outpatient department of Cabell Huntington Hospital, at 304-691-1500.


Juan R. Sanabria, M.D., a fellowship-trained, board-certified surgical oncologist, joins the department of surgery as a professor. Sanabria specializes in the treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies, including cancers of the liver, pancreas, gall bladder and kidneys. He earned his medical degree from the Colegio Mayor de Ntra Sra del Rosario in Bogotá, Columbia.  In addition, he completed the MD International Medical Graduate Program at the University of Toronto and fellowships in the Epidemiology Unit G.I. Cancer Registry at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and the HPB and Transplant Surgery Multi-Organ Transplant Unit at the University of Toronto. He was most recently on the medical staff at Cancer Treatment Centers of America and faculty at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Sanabria is certified by the American Board of Surgery. For appointments, please call Marshall Surgery, an outpatient department of Cabell Huntington Hospital, at 304-691-1200.


Vikram Shivkumar, M.D., a fellowship-trained neurologist, joins the department of neurology as an assistant professor. Shivkumar specializes in movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease. He earned his medical degree from M.G.M. Medical College, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Maharashtra, India, followed by a neurology residency and movement disorder fellowship, both at the University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio. For appointments, call Marshall Neurology, an outpatient department of Cabell Huntington Hospital, at 304-691-1787.


Also joining Marshall Orthopaedics is surgical podiatrist James L. Thomas, DPM, as a professor of orthopaedics. Thomas earned his degree from California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco and trained at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He is certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. For appointments, call Marshall Orthopaedics, an outpatient department of Cabell Huntington Hospital, at 304-691-1262. 


In the department of internal medicine:

L. Eric Carter, D.O., a fellowship-trained gastroenterologist, has been appointed an assistant professor of medicine. Carter earned his medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia, followed by a residency at Marshall University and fellowship at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee.


Muhammad O. Jamil, M.D., a fellowship-trained, board-certified hematologist/oncologist, has joined the department as an assistant professor of medicine. Jamil earned his medical degree at Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. He completed his residency at Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, West Virginia, followed by a fellowship at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama.


Iheanyichukwu Ogu, M.D., a fellowship-trained nephrologist, also joins the department of internal medicine as an assistant professor of medicine. Ogu earned his medical degree from the University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria. He completed his residency at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, followed by a fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.


All three internal medicine physicians are accepting new patients and referrals at Marshall Internal Medicine, an outpatient department of Cabell Huntington Hospital, located in the Erma Ora Byrd Clinical Center at 1249 15th St., Huntington, 304-691-1000. For physician referrals, call the Marshall Health Physician Referral Line at 304-691-5333.


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Media Contacts: 
Sheanna Spence
Assistant Director, Alumni Relations and Community Relations
School of Medicine
304-691-1639

Leah Payne
Director of Public Affairs
Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy
304-691-1713