Program Staff

Omolola Olajide, M.D., F.A.C.E., F.A.C.P. serves as Program Director for the Endocrinology Fellowship Program at Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine at MUSOM and staff physician at Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center.  Dr. Olajide is Board Certified in General Internal Medicine with subspecialty certification in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism. She is a member of the Endocrine Society and American Association of Endocrinologists.  Her specialized services and interests include adult diabetes, thyroid problems, adrenal lesions, pituitary conditions and bone metabolic diseases such as osteoporosis. She has a special interest in helping patients with the management of diabetes and thyroid disease. She is certified in Bone densitometry by ISCD and performs Fine needle aspiration of Thyroid nodules.


Rodhan Khthir, M.D. serves as Associate Program Director for the Endocrinology Fellowship Program at Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University. He is Associate Professor of Medicine at MUSOM . He is board certified in general internal medicine and board certified in endocrinology. He is also certified  in Healthcare quality (C.P.H.Q and Six Sigma),  and Clinical bone Densitometry (C.C.D).  His clinical interests include 1) Advanced Diabetes mellitus treatment and monitoring including sensor augmented pump therapy  2) The metabolic syndrome, obesity and lipid disorders  3) The Polycystic Ovarian syndrome.  His research interest is in the field of the metabolic syndrome,  and prevention  of cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes mellitus.   He is a member of the Endocrine Society, American Diabetes Association (ADA)  and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE).


Henry Driscoll, M.D. is Professor of Medicine at MUSOM and Staff Physician at the VAMC. He currently serves as Chief of the Section of Endocrinology and Medical Director of the Marshall University Diabetes Center. He is board certified in general internal medicine and board certified in endocrinology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. His research interest is in the immunopathogenesis of diabetes, and he has authored articles or participated in studies in this area and in the mechamisms of pancreatic islet-cell hormone secretion, effects of nutritional deficiency, therapies for diabetes, and thyroid cancer. At Marshall University he has served as Associate Director (1989-1994) and Director (1994-2001) of the Internal Medicine Clerkship and as member and Chair of the Institutional Review Board. He is a member of the Endocrine Society, Sigma Xi, American Federation for Medical Research, the American Medical Association, the West Virginia State Medical Association, the Cabell County Medical Society, and the Norval Carter Memorial Medical Society. He is a member of the Professional Section of the American Diabetes Association and has served as President of its local, state, and regional affiliated organizations. 


Nesreen BenHamed, M.D., serves as Director of education for the Endocrinology department at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at MUSOM and staff physician at Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center. Dr.BenHamed is Board certified in General Internal Medicine with subspecialty certification in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. She is certified in Bone Densitometry by ISCD and performs fine needle aspiration of thyroid nodules. Her specialized services and interests include adult diabetes, thyroid disorders, adrenal diseases, pituitary conditions and bone metabolic diseases such as osteoporosis. She is a member of the Endocrine society, American association of Clinical Endocrinologist and the International Society of Clinical Densitometry.


Ronald J. Innerfield, M.D., F.A.C.E. is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Marshall University School of Medicine and consulting physician at Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center. A fellow of the America College of Endocrinology since its conception, he has also served as a primary reviewer for the Endocrine and Metabolic Drugs Division of FDA and is the Director-Emeritus of the Clinical Trials and Epidemiology Branch of the National Diabetes Center. Research interests include cardiovascular complications of diabetes, vitamin D deficiencies and resistance, and neuroendocrine disorders.


Electives available for Fellows in Endocrinology

William N Burns, M.D. is a board certified sub-specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He sees patients in the Marshall University Medical Center for general infertility, reproductive endocrine disorders, and assisted reproduction, including in vitro fertilization.


Sachin Bendre MD PhD is Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Charleston Area Medical Center. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at West Virginia University. Board certified in Pediatrics with sub-specialty certification in Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism. Specialized services and interests include diabetes, thyroid disease, pituitary disease, calcium and mineral disorders including diabetes insipidus, adrenal disorders, bone disease, disorders of sexual differentiation, growth issues, and other endocrine hormone disorders in children and adolescents. His clinical research interests include Type 1 diabetes and vitamin D, psychotropic drugs and hypothalamic-pituitary axes, and brain trauma and hypothalamic-pituitary axes. His basic research interests include studying the role of obesity in mother and epigenetics of insulin resistance in the mouse model.