​Stephen M. Petrany
​Stephen M. Petrany, M.D.
Professor and Chairman, Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

​Stephen Petrany, M.D. serves as Chairman for the Department of Family and Community Health at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. He joined the department in 1989 after six years in practice in Ohio and Connecticut.  He served as Residency Program Director for 15 years, later serving as Associate Chairman for Medical Education prior to his appointment as Department Chairman. 

His interests align with the mission of the Marshall University School of Medicine to improve healthcare access to the underserved people of rural West Virginia and the surrounding Appalachian region.  He served as Medical Director of Ebenezer Medical Outreach for 20 years, a free clinic providing health care to the uninsured of the region.  Dr. Petrany has successfully completed several HRSA grant-supported initiatives. He has developed numerous innovative programs in medical education and authored studies on the success of those programs. 

He is a charter member of the Board of Directors of PROACT (Physician Organization for Addiction Care and Treatment), a collaborative effort to provide assessment, education, intervention, and treatment solutions for those suffering from addiction, in a single accessible service center.  Dr. Petrany has guided the recent development and growth of the Division of Addiction Sciences within the Department of Family and Community Health as a major component of the medical school’s response to the addiction crisis.

Dr. Petrany earned a B.S. and M.D. from Georgetown University, and completed his residency internship at the Medical College of Virginia, Fairfax Hospital Family Practice Program.