Two local physicians join Marshall Medical Alumni Association


The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Alumni Association recently elected two local physicians to its board of directors.

  • AdamFranksMDAdam M. Franks, M.D., is a professor in the department of family and community health at the School of Medicine. After earning his medical degree from Marshall in 1999, Franks completed his residency at Marshall and a fellowship in surgical obstetrics at Advanced Maternal Care in Memphis, Tenn. He practices family medicine at Marshall
    University Medical Center and at Marshall Family Medicine in Lavalette.
  • Adrienne_MaysMDAdrienne M. Mays, M.D., is an assistant professor in the department of family & community health at the School of Medicine. Mays earned her medical degree in 2009 and completed her residency, both at Marshall. She practices family medicine at Marshall University Medical Center. Mays serves as the medical director of the clinical skills lab and is the course director for Introduction to Clinical Skills and Advanced Clinical Skills at the School of Medicine.

“We are thrilled to welcome the enthusiasm that Drs. Franks and Mays bring to our medical alumni board,” said Linda S. Holmes, executive director of the School of Medicine Alumni Association. “In 2015-2016, we’re focusing on engagement and scholarships, so we’re looking forward to the new ideas they will bring to the table.”

The School of Medicine Alumni Association helps connect and engage medical alumni from across the country with events and activities. The association is not a dues-based organization, but rather encourages alumni to direct those resources toward medical student scholarships.Franks and Mays were each elected to serve a four-year term with the board of directors, effective July 1.