School of Medicine professor tapped for leadership role with American Red Cross

20130819 DoughertyHUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Thomas H. Dougherty, M.D., an associate professor of pathology with the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been elected as chair of the regional volunteer advisory board for the American Red Cross Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region.

Dougherty serves in an advisory capacity overseeing the region’s Blood Services operations in a 100-county area in parts of six states in West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia, and also supports blood needs experienced by patients elsewhere in hospitals served through Red Cross Blood Services. 

“I am honored and look forward to serving the Red Cross to help meet the patient blood needs of our region,” Dougherty said.  “For example, St. Mary’s Medical Center and Cabell Huntington Hospital combined need at least 50 people to donate blood every day. The need for blood is constant.” 

Dougherty is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. He completed his internship at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center, his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center and a fellowship at The Blood Center of Southeastern Wisconsin. 

In addition to his teaching responsibilities at the Marshall School of Medicine, Dougherty serves as Medical Director of Laboratories at St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Date Posted: Monday, August 19, 2013