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Sep. 15, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Abul-Khoudoud joins King's Daughters

ASHLAND -- Pulmonologist Mohamad Abul-Khoudoud, M.D., has joined King's Daughters Medical Specialties -- Pulmonary and Critical Care.

Abul-Khoudoud has relocated his practice from Greenup County. Abul-Khoudoud earned his medical degree from The American University of Beirut, Faculty of Medicine in Lebanon. He completed his internship, residency and pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship at State University of New York at Buffalo. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty certifications in critical care medicine, pulmonary disease and sleep medicine.

Abul-Khoudoud welcomes current and new patients at his office located in Suite G10 in the lower level of King's Daughters Heart and Vascular Center on 22nd Street.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 606-408-0926.

Dr. Woolums joins Cabell Huntington

HUNTINGTON -- Dr. C. Stephen Woolums, an experienced urologist, has joined the medical staffs at Cabell Huntington Hospital and Marshall Surgery. Woolums specializes in the treatment of kidney stones, male and female incontinence, overactive bladder, pelvic prolapse, recurrent urinary tract infections and other urological disorders.

Woolums earned his medical degree and completed his residency training in urology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Urology and board certified by the American Urologic Association.

Woolums is also Medical Director of the Kidney Stone Program at Cabell Huntington Hospital, where he provides minimally invasive surgical treatments for kidney stones. Additionally, he is an experienced robotic surgeon using the daVinci Surgical System for procedures such as kidney surgery and prostate surgery.

Woolums is now accepting new patients. For information about the Kidney Stone Program at Cabell Huntington Hospital, or to schedule an appointment, call 304-526-4565. For general urology appointments, call Marshall Surgery at 304-691-1200.

Dr. Brown joins Our Lady of Bellefonte's Professional Pediatrics

RUSSELL, Ky.-- Officials at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital have announced pediatrician Kelli Brown, M.D., has joined the hospital's medical staff.

Brown is a graduate of the Marshall University School of Medicine where she also completed an internship and residency. Brown has joined Professional Pediatrics at 105 Thomas Road in Russell, where she replaces Susan Lichtenberger, M.D., who recently retired after 20 years of service to the hospital. Brown joins Alissa Parker, APRN, in the practice. The Professional Pediatrics office can be reached at 606-833-8480.

Offutt Nord members named 'Best Lawyers'

HUNTINGTON -- Three of the members of Offutt Nord Burchett, PLLC were recognized by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014 Edition. All the named members of the firm received recognition for outstanding work in their respective practice areas.

Inclusion in the publication is based upon an exhaustive peer-review survey, in which thousands of lawyers evaluate their professional peers from their regional area.

Founding member D.C. Offutt Jr. was selected for his service in the fields of Medical Malpractice Defense and Personal Injury Law -- Defendants. He also was honored with the title of "Lawyer of the Year" for Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants for the Charleston area.

Steven K. Nord was recognized in the practice areas of Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs.

Stephen S. Burchett was also selected for his exceptional work in the field of Medical Malpractice Defense.

This year, the law firm celebrates 20 years of service providing its clients with continuous, professional representation in various areas of practice. The firm represents individuals, local businesses, healthcare professionals and both regional and national companies.

Chamber of Commerce elects executive committee members

CHARLESTON -- The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce has elected new members to both its Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The newly elected members include: Chris Allen of Wells Fargo Insurance Services of West Virginia; Mike Basile of Spilman, Thomas & Battle; Bobby Blakley of BB&T; Steve Hedrick of Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research and Innovation Center (MATRIC); Tom Heywood of Bowles Rice; Holly Kauffman of FirstEnergy; Charles Patton of AEP-Appalachian Power; and Louis Southworth of Jackson Kelly.

The Executive Committee includes James Dailey of W. Harley Miller Contractors; Patrick Graney of One Stop; Andrew Jordon of Pritchard Mining Company; and Austin Wallace of WV Mutual Insurance Company.

The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce is the state's largest business advocacy organization, representing members in all 55 counties who employ over half of the state's workforce.



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