Dr Clay Marsh

VP & Exec Dean for Health Sciences
West Virginia University

Dr. Clay Marsh is WVU’s chief health officer, vice president for health sciences, and executive dean of the WVU School of Medicine, where he oversees the health sciences schools and campuses and serves on the governing boards.

As a WVU health leader, he has mobilized resources to build signature programs of excellence in the areas of heart & vascular care, trauma & critical care, women's & children’s health, and more, as well as the emphasis areas of opioid addiction, diabetes, and obesity.

To address West Virginia’s opioid crisis, he organized a Substance Abuse Task Force to coordinate and strengthen the activities of the University’s patient care enterprise, research and teaching faculty, and administration. He also participated in the White House Symposium on the development of centers of academic excellence in addiction medicine, and has joined policy discussions with state and national leaders to advance these efforts.

A national leader in personalized and academic medicine, Dr. Marsh has acquired over $20 million in NIH funding, and published over 140 papers in peer-reviewed journals. His clinical interests include helping people stay healthy and defining biological age using genetic approaches. He is currently focused on creating precision health resources for West Virginians and beyond as a key strategy for improving health outcomes and reducing healthcare spending.

Previously, Dr. Marsh was senior associate vice president, chief innovation officer and the leader in personalized medicine at The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center. He acted as vice dean of both research and Innovation in the College of Medicine, where he founded the IDEA Studio in healthcare application and design.

Dr. Marsh is an American College of Physicians Fellow, an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and serves on several national scientific advisory committees.

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