Our Physicians

Howard Wesley Lafferty Jr., D.O.

Chief of Medical Staff

Family Medicine


Howard Wesley Lafferty Jr., D.O.




WVU School of Medicine

B.S. of Science in Exercise Pysiology


West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Doctor of Osteopathy


Post Graduate Education

WVU/CAMC Family Medicine


Primary Specialty: Family Medicine


Professional Experience/Interests:

  • Pediatrics

  • Palliative Care

  • Women's Health

  • Skin Procedures

  • Emergency Department Physician (Thomas Memorial Hospital)

  • Certified in Family Medicine

  • Hospice Palliative Care

  • Medical Director, BMH Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program


Awards and Honors:

  • Honors Graduates-Class 2007 at WVSOM

  • Rural Scholars Award WVU/CAMC 2007

  • Health Sciences Scholars Award WVU 2007

  • WVU/CAMC FM Outstanding PGY I Award 2008

  • WVU/CAMC FM Outstanding PGY II Award 2009

  • Sigma Sigma Phi-Nu Chapter, National Honors Fraternity

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2010


Research and Publication:

  • “Estimated Meperidine (Demerol) use in WV Hospitals”
    Accepted for publication in the WV Medical Journal, June 2010

  • “High Incidence of ADHD in the Smokeless Coal Fields of West Virginia”
    Ongoing Research, 2007 to present.


License and Certifications:

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Hospice and Pallitive Medicine-2010

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)-July, 2010

  • American Board of Family Medicine

  • American Board of Medical Review Officers/MRO-August, 2012

  • Federal DEA No. Upon Request

  • AHA Basic Life Support (BLS)

  • AHA/AAPA Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

  • AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

  • AAFP Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO)-2013

  • AAFP and ACOFP Board Eligible in July, 2010

  • ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support)

  • ABHPM (American Board of Hospice Palliative Care)


Practice Location at Boone Memorial Hospital: