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Marshall University launches search for next medical school dean

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University has launched a national search for the sixth dean of its Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

The dean serves as the chief medical executive of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, leading the faculty and staff of the school in planning, securing resources, and implementing and evaluating activities related to academic operations, research and outreach, as well as patient care programs through Marshall Health.

Marshall University President Brad D. Smith appointed Bobby L. Miller, M.D., vice dean of medical education, to serve as interim dean in June 2022.

Grant Cooper, a national health care executive search firm, has been retained to assist in the search. The position is open until filled. However, only applications received by Tuesday, March 6, 2023, can be assured full consideration. Interest in the position or questions regarding the process may be directed to Abby Walsh, senior associate at Grant Cooper, by e-mail at or by phone at 314-686-0643.

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Media Contact: Sheanna M. Spence, Marshall Health/Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, 304-691-1639

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2023