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Dr. H. Wesley Lafferty named President of the West Virginia American Academy of Family Physicians

Dr. H. Wesley Lafferty, family medicine physician at Boone Memorial Hospital in Madison West Virginia, was sworn in on March 26th as the president of the WV American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

“I am thrilled to assume this role for such an incredible organization,” said Dr. Lafferty. “It’s an honor to provide healthcare to rural communities across West Virginia and serve this organization as president as we continue to strengthen communities and family medicine across the state.”

As WVAAFP president, Dr. Lafferty will advocate on behalf of family physicians and patients to inspire positive change in the WV health care system. Lafferty was officially sworn in at a ceremony in front of AAFP national board members and his colleagues at the 69th Annual Scientific Assembly of the WV American Academy of Family Physicians.

“Boone Memorial Hospital is committed to providing quality healthcare and will fully support Dr. Lafferty in this new role,” said Virgil Underwood, BMH Chief Executive Officer. “He is an excellent physician and will certainly impact rural communities positively.”

Dr. Lafferty, a native of Wyoming County, is a graduate of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from West Virginia University in Exercise Physiology Morgantown, West Virginia. Dr. Lafferty has practiced medicine and served in a number of leadership roles since July 2010 at Boone Memorial Hospital. His complete biography can be found at

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