Ryan McCarthy M.D.
wvu school of medicine faculty member
Ryan McCarthy M.D. is a faculty member of the WVU School of Medicine and
practices internal medicine in Martinsburg, West Virginia In spring 2020,
he created “Healthcare is Human,” a project to chronicle his pandemic experience.
Since then, this project—photography, podcast, museum exhibit, forthcoming
book, art installation and poetry workshop—has grown exponentially, telling
dozens of stories. A partnership of talented artists, “Healthcare is Human”
digs deep, finding beauty in the midst of a global pandemic. Dr. McCarthy
collaborates with the WVU Humanities Center to create a new model of narrative
medicine, one steeped in Appalachian values. He loves a great story, and—even
better—a good joke.