The Big Picture – West Virginia and WVU Medicine
10 Hospitals, 100 Plus Clinics, 2.5 million Annual Patient Visits
The Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute is part of something much bigger – an integrated network of doctors, researchers, allied health professionals, hospitals, labs, institutes, and clinics across all of West Virginia, Western Maryland, Southwest Pennsylvania, and Southeast Ohio. We’re unifed in purpose and are all anchored by a 690-bed academic medical center in Morgantown and West Virginia University, an R1 research institution and West Virginia’s land-grant university. The name “WVU Medicine” represents the tripartite mission of patient care, education, and research, and is meant to help organize, focus, and align a variety of internal stakeholders around one pursuit – to improve the lives of West Virginians. Our health system’s annual report provides a great deal of information about our broader academic, research, and clinical enterprises.
Dr. Ali Rezi, executive chair of the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, lays out his bold, new vision for the neurosciences at WVU. Joining Dr. Rezai are WVU President Gorden Gee, Albert Wright, president and chief executive officer of the West Virginia University Health System, and Clay Marsh, MD, vice president and executive dean for Health Science at WVU.
Research drives patient care at any large academic medical center. As stroke treatment has dramatically evolved in the past decade, WVU Medicine’s neurointerventionists have emerged as national leaders in their relatively new field. Here, Ansaar Rai, M.D., WVU Medicine Radiology vice chair of clinical operations, discusses the past and present of stroke treatment.
Neurosurgeons treat their patients through the use of a delicate, targeted procedure; the best neurosurgeons are skilled at several. WVU Medicine neurosurgeon Robert A. Marsh, MD, PhD, says his best approach is unique to each patient, and considers wishes as well as needs.