Welcome from the Chair

HolroydThe Marshall University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine is dedicated to excellence in patient care, education and research. With a rich history of providing mental health care to the Tri-State area, the Department has continued to grow in its services and mission. We are continuing to expand our psychiatric faculty and clinical services to provide even better care for those in our community. And while Marshall Psychiatry has always provided excellence in the training of medical students, we are now training psychiatry residents, with a fully-ACGME accredited Psychiatry Residency Program, allowing increased access for psychiatric care throughout the area. We have also received accreditation for fellowship programs in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as well as a Geriatric Psychiatry, to train psychiatric specialists in these important but underserved fields. In addition, we have an accredited Psychology Internship training program to train clinical psychologists for our region.  In doing so, we hope to provide the region and beyond with well-trained psychiatrists and psychologists, to better serve the mental health needs of West Virginia and the entire Tri-State area.  Our faculty has also been pursuing clinical and educational research to help better understand and improve patient care. Whether you are looking for further information about our clinical services, educational opportunities or research, I welcome your interest in our department, programs and people.  

Suzanne Holroyd MD
Professor and Chair