George D. Harris, MD, MS
West Virginia University Eastern Division School of Medicine
Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Medical Director‐University Healthcare Physicians
Dr. Harris received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1982 and completed a three-year residency in the Department of Family Medicine through the University of Florida and Jacksonville Health Education Program in 1985.
He was in solo medical practice for 12 years prior to entering academic medicine for the past 16 years.
Presently, he has dual roles at West Virginia University Eastern Division, Professor and Chair, of in the Department of Family Medicine and the Medical Director, of University Healthcare Physicians (UHP)-Primary Care Division.
He is a member of the UHP Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee, and UHP Strategic Planning Committee.
Dr. Harris has lectured at national, state, and local meetings since 1997 on various topics in sports medicine, exercise testing, diabetes, women's health topics and cardiovascular disease.
He was awarded as an honorary member of the Mortar Board National Honor Society in March, 2012. He was named to "Kansas City Super Doctors" for 2007- 2013.
He was listed in the Consumers' Research Council of America "Guide to America's Top Family Doctors" for 2006.
Dr. Harris was appointed to the Society of Teachers for Family Medicine (STFM) National Clerkship Curriculum Editorial Board.
He is also a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners Family Medicine Task Force; the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)
Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee; the AMSSM Annual Meeting Faculty Development Planning Committee; and is an AMSSM Fellowship In-training Item Exam Writer.
He was a member of The Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry (ACTPCMD) of the Health Resources and Services Administration; appointed
by Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Dr. Harris is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, and a member of the West Virginia Academy of
He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and has his subspecialty Certification of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine.
Dale A. Matthews, MD, FACP
Dr. Matthews practices general internal medicine in Washington, DC and is a member of the clinical faculty at Georgetown University School of Medicine.
He conducts research and lectures nationally and internationally on the doctor-patient relationship and the psychological and spiritual dimensions of medicine, including the role of faith, religion, and prayer in clinical care and healing.
He is the author of The Faith Factor: Proof of the Healing Power of Prayer (Viking, 1998).
Dr. Matthews is a cum laude graduate of Princeton University (AB, 1976), where he majored in Romance Languages and Literatures with a special concentration in European Civilization.
He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 1980, and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Connecticut in Farmington in 1983.
In the same year, he was named as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at Yale University School of Medicine.
At Yale, he studied clinical epidemiology and began his research career by examining patients' perceptions of physician performance in the hospital and outpatient setting.