Meet the Dean

Office of the Dean
1600 Medical Center Drive
Huntington, WV 25701

David Gozal, MD, MBA, PhD (Hon)
Vice President of Health Affairs
Dean, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Dr. David Gozal began his tenure as vice president for health affairs at Marshall University and the sixth dean of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in July 2023. 

A pediatric pulmonologist and world-renowned pediatric sleep expert, Dr. Gozal comes to Marshall from the University of Missouri (UM), where he served as the Marie M. and Harry L. Smith Endowed Chair and chair of the Department of Child Health, as well as the physician-in-chief of the University of Missouri Health Children’s Hospital.

Prior to his work at UM, Dr. Gozal served in positions at Tulane University, University of Louisville, the University of Chicago, among others. The recipient of dozens of honors, awards and recognitions for his work, Dr. Gozal has been a federally-funded National Institutes of Health researcher since 1992. 

Dr. Gozal graduated from Hebrew University of Jerusalem with his Doctor of Medicine degree, completed a pediatric residency in Israel, followed by a fellowship in pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Additionally, he earned MBA degrees from Georgetown University and ESADE in Barcelona, Spain.