Charleston, WV — The state’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has formed a new partnership with the Marshall Health Department to improve health care delivery in DCR facilities.
Through this new partnership, Ayne Amjad, MD, MPH, has been named Director of Correctional Health for the West Virginia Department of Correctional Rehabilitation. Amjad has also been named Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Amjad to the West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation,” said West Virginia Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeff Sandy.
In this role, Amjad will oversee correctional facilities throughout West Virginia in partnership with contract care provider Wexford Health.
“Her longstanding commitment to public health and public service is to be commended, and I know that further collaboration with Marshall will continue to serve our great country,” Sandy added.
Amjad earned his MD from Marshall University and then completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. She also holds a master’s degree in public health from West Virginia University.
Amjad worked in private practice for 10 years before being named by Gov. Jim Justice as the state’s chief adviser on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“By partnering with DCR and Wexford Health, we want to ensure quality medical care for all people in correctional facilities,” Amjad said.