Strategic Compass


Care for our people and communities

Strategic Compass - Heal


  • Partner with WV to provide a highly-qualified health care workforce

  • Develop novel approaches for health education, promotion, and care in a rural setting

  • Promote rural health education and experiential practice opportunities

  • Provide opportunities that build community and promote hope and healing

  • Deliver and ensure access to high-value, evidence-based, comprehensive care

Pathways to Success

Our stated goals for charting our course in healing include: 

  • Providing targeted educational experiences related to health disparities specific to West Virginians.
  • Offering health education and mechanisms for health promotion in our communities.
  • Graduating students that practice in West Virginia and who address health professional shortage areas. 
  • Expanding the delivery of care in underserved areas of West Virginia.
  • Improving overall wellbeing of students, faculty, staff and the people they serve.

Bringing Strategy to Life

This site will continually be updated with information on people, projects and ideas that put strategy to action as we execute the next stage our strategic plan. 

News and Profiles

A head shot photo of Ghassan Ghorayeb, M.D..

Ghassan Ghorayeb, M.D.

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

“As retina specialists, we are often the last line of defense in saving a person’s sight from a wide array of traumatic injuries and ocular diseases.”