WHEELING Dr. E. Robert Marks, a family physician in Wellsburg and member of Wheeling Hospital's medical staff, has been named president of the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians (WVAFP).
The installation of officers was held at the WVAFP's annual Scientific Assembly, held in Charleston. Marks also is chairman of the assembly.
"I am honored to serve the academy as president and look forward to the challenges ahead in medicine," Marks said. "Family physicians are very important to patients in our state, and the relationships that patients have with their doctors will be vital as we move forward in medicine."
Marks graduated in 1991 from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a dual major in biology and chemistry. In 1995, he graduated from the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Wheeling Hospital in 1998 after serving as chief resident.
From 1998-2007 Marks was a part-time faculty member for the Family Medicine Residency Program at Wheeling Hospital, and served as program director from 2007-12. He is currently clinical assistant professor for the West Virginia University School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. Marks was a member of the West Liberty University Board of Governors from 2011-13, during which time the university's Physician Assistant Program was created.
In 2007 and 2014, Marks was recognized by the Consumer's Research Council of America as one of America's top family doctors. He has twice been awarded the prestigious Physician's Recommendation Award with Commendation by the American Medical Association.
Marks has authored several regional and national publications, including the Kaplan board review for physicians. He also has been published in the West Virginia Medical Journal and the Doctor's Guide Cases Online.
Marks sees patients at his office at 1006 Commerce St., Wellsburg. He can be contacted by calling, 304-737-4435.