The most seriously ill or injured patients are cared for by our critical care intensivists. Our Division is made up of intensivists with expertise in cardiac critical care. Our multidisciplinary program emphasizes managing the entire patient and team members have additional expertise in internal medicine, nephrology, neurocritical care, transplant medicine, trauma, general, and thoracic.

What We Do

Our critical care doctors treat people who need advanced monitoring and care. The full spectrum of critical care services is provided by doctors and other medical professionals specially trained in critical care (intensivists) who are present 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our program highlights a team-based approach to care. Intensivists lead a team of experienced professionals, which includes resident physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, dietitians, pharmacists, physical and occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, and nurses. Intensivists also work closely with doctors from many specialties, including anesthesiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiologists, and palliative medicine. Together, the team provides high-quality and safe critical care in operating rooms, intensive care units, and other hospital settings.

What to Expect

Because the experience of being critically ill affects entire families, we work closely with social workers, spiritual care, and patient advocacy to address the needs of all affected by the critical illness of a loved one.


Paul McCarthy, MD, FCCP
Medical Director
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Veena Nandwani, MD
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Douglas Powell, MD
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Steven Turley, MD
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Ankit Sakhuja, MD, MBBS, FACP, FASN
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Angela Smolarz, MD
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Our Location

J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital
1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506
Hospital information: 304-598-4000
Outpatient appointments: 855-WVU-CARE