Our Residents

PGY-4 Med/Peds

Name: Melinda Becker
Hometown: Ashland, KY
Undergraduate: Marshall University
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Future crazy dog lady, Photography, Diet Dr. Pepper
Future Goals: Hospital Medicine in both Medicine and Pediatrics and/or Adult Pulmonology

Name: Courtney Nichols
Hometown: Nitro, WV
Undergraduate: Marshall University
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, sports, and traveling
Future Goals: Adult/Pediatrics Infectious Disease Fellowship

PGY-3 Med/Peds

Name: Char-Leigh Arnold, DO
Hometown: Whitesburg, KY
Undergraduate: Alice Lloyd College
Medical School: University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Personals Interests: Traveling with my husband, hanging out with my dogs, and Netflix marathons
Future Goals: Primary Care for both adults and children

Name: Ryan Clagg
Hometown: Barboursville, WV
Undergraduate: Cornell University
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Movies, Comedy, Record Collecting
Future Goals: Undecided

PGY-2 Med/Peds

Troy Wallace, MD
Hometown: Wayne, WV
Undergraduate: Marshall University
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Motorcycles, Mountain Biking, Skiing
Future Goals: Pediatric Hospitalist, Medicine and Pediatric Outpatient, Academic Medicine

Michelle Worthy, MD
Hometown: Huntington, WV
Undergraduate: University of Kentucky
Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Spending time with family and dogs, working out, gardening, traveling, and cheering on the Cats and Herd!
Future Goals: Combined career in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

PGY-1 Med/Peds

Zach Higginbotham, DO
Hometown: Vienna, WV
Undergraduate: University of Charleston
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal Interests: Soccer, guitar, movies, music festivals
Future Goals: Cardiology

Will Rasmussen, MD
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Medical School: Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
Personal Interests: Outside of work you’ll find me in the great outdoors, with people I care about, or into a video game.
Future Goals: Hospital-based medicine for children & adults

Medicine-Pediatrics Alumni

Alumni: 2014-2018
Practice: Internal Medicine Pediatrician, Community Healthcare - Rock Island, IL


Alumni: 2014-2018
Practice: General Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Faculty, Marshall Internal Medicine - Huntington, WV


Joshua A. Hess
Alumni: 2013-2017
Fellowship: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN


Jacob T. Kilgore
Alumni: 2013-2017
Fellowship: Pediatric Infectious Disease, Duke University, Durham, NC