Our Residents

PGY-4 Med/Peds

Name: Lora Beth Fetty
Hometown: Huntington, WV
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Spending time with my husband and our 2 children. I enjoy shopping and spending time with friends
Future Goals: To become a hospitalist

Name: Becca Hayes (Pediatric Chief Resident)
Hometown: Huntington, WV
Undergraduate: Ohio University - Athens
Medical School: Marshall University School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Soccer, Marshall Football and Beach Vacations
Future Goals: Internal Medicine/Pediatric Hospitalist and Academic Medicine

PGY-3 Med/Peds

Name: Melinda Becker
Hometown: Ashland, KY
Undergraduate: Marshall University
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Future crazy dog lady, Photography, Diet Dr. Pepper
Future Goals: Hospital Medicine in both Medicine and Pediatrics and/or Adult Pulmonology

Name: Courtney Nichols
Hometown: Nitro, WV
Undergraduate: Marshall University
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, sports, and traveling
Future Goals: Adult/Pediatrics Infectious Disease Fellowship

PGY-2 Med/Peds

Name: Char-Leigh Arnold, DO
Hometown: Whitesburg, KY
Undergraduate: Alice Lloyd College
Medical School: University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Personals Interests: Traveling with my husband, hanging out with my dogs, and Netflix marathons
Future Goals: Primary Care for both adults and children

Name: Ryan Clagg
Hometown: Barboursville, WV
Undergraduate: Cornell University
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Movies, Comedy, Record Collecting
Future Goals: Undecided

PGY-1 Med/Peds

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

Michelle Worthy, MD
Hometown: Huntington, WV
Undergraduate: University of Kentucky
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
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

Medicine-Pediatrics Alumni

Joshua A. Hess
Alumni: 2013-2017
Fellowship: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN


Jacob T. Kilgore
Alumni: 2013-2017
Fellowship: Pediatric Infectious Disease, Duke University, Durham, NC


Ed Moran, MD
Alumni: 2004-2008

Ed is a West Virginia native, attended South Charleston High School and graduated from Marshall University with degree in Education in Math and Physics. He then went to Lehigh University and graduated with a Master's in Mathematics. He then taught high school math and physics in Boone County, WV, then 2 years of teaching at WV State College. He then attended Marshall University School of Medicine where he received his degree in medicine. Ed is married with three children.

Ed now practices with Valley Health Systems' Fort Gay, WV office, serving both adults and children in their outpatient setting.

Academic Highlights: 11/6/06 - Lecture on “Dementia- a case presentation of normal pressure hydrocephalus” to Internal Medicine residents


Autumn Whitlock-Morales, MD
Alumni: 2002-2006

Autumn grew up in Nicholas County, West Virginia. She is a graduate of Marshall University School of Medicine and completed a Medicine-Pediatrics residency program, also at Marshall. She now practices with Richwood Area Community Hospital serving both adults and children in an inpatient and outpatient setting.


Ryan Cicenas, MD
Alumni: 2000-2004

Ryan was born in Gary, Indiana but went to high school in Huntington, WV. He did his undergraduate work in mathematics at Marshall University (where he also played football for the Thundering Herd - and was part of the 1992 National Championship Team). He completed medical school and residency training in Medicine-Pediatrics at Marshall University. Interestingly, he graduated high school with Aaron McGuffin and went to college with Chad Smith (who also was his Alpha Tau Omega little brother). Special interests include football (of any sort, though especially Notre Dame and Marshall) and music. Ryan also participates in a pediatric outreach program at a rural high/middle school once per month. Ryan is board certified in both Pediatrics & Internal Medicine.


Chad Smith, MD
Alumni: 2000-2004

Chad is a West Virginia native whose interests include research on Streptococcal pneumoniae resistance. He works closely with Internal Medicine Chairman Emeritus, Dr. Maurice Mufson and has won several research awards for his research endeavors. Chad is married and has two young children. Chad was the Chief Resident for the Department of Medicine. He is now board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.