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Dr. Morgan Stickler named June Resident of Month

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has named Morgan Stickler, M.D., its Resident of the Month for June, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean of graduate medical education at the school.

Stickler is completing her third and final year as a family medicine resident.

“For nearly three years, faculty members within the School of Medicine have watched and noted how well Dr. Stickler was progressing in providing excellent patient care well beyond her formal training level,” Wehner said. “Her incredible medical knowledge and understanding of how to facilitate patient care in the hospital have long been noticed by residents, medical students and faculty.” 

Nominated by nurses, residents, staff, faculty and medical students, Stickler has also drawn accolades for her willingness to help other team members, excellent attitude and being a role model to junior residents and medical students.

“For the last 16 months, Dr. Stickler has taken on the challenge of being a member of the inaugural rural residency track in Lavalette. I have precepted her many times and her skills of managing an outpatient office is second to none. She is able to balance giving great, comprehensive care in an efficient manner,” said Adam Franks, M.D., professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Family Medicine. “Her patients truly love her.”

As part of their residency, family medicine residents learn to integrate care for patients of all genders and every age, and advocate for the patient in a complex health care system.

“I am very pleased that such a deserving resident as Morgan is being recognized with this award,” said Residency Program Director Tammy Bannister, M.D. “Dr. Stickler is one of the most positive and outwardly caring doctors I know. She has been an exceptional resident, in her efforts to learn, teach others, and provide excellent care to her patients.”

A Wayne County, W.Va., native, Stickler earned her both bachelor’s and medical degrees from Marshall University. After graduating from residency later this month, Stickler will join the School of Medicine as an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and return to Wayne County to practice at the Marshall Family Medicine clinic in Lavalette.


Media Contact: Michele McKnight, Community and Media Relations Coordinator, Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, 304-691-1713

Date Posted: Monday, June 15, 2020