A native of Madison, West Virginia, Dr. Ron Stollings earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees
from West Virginia University. He is a graduate of the Marshall University School of Medicine and
completed a residency in internal medicine at Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest
Board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. Stollings joined the Southern West Virginia Health System
in February 2018. Previously he had been in private practice at the Madison Medical Group and on
the staff of Boone Memorial Hospital for 37 years. He has been elected as a Fellow to the
American College of Physicians. Also, he is a professor of medicine for the West Virginia
University School of Medicine. Dr. Stollings serves on the Visiting Committee of the WVU School of
Previously, Dr. Stollings served as President of the West Virginia State Medical Association
(WVSMA). He also is a founding trustee and former board chair of the West Virginia Medical
Foundation. Fellow physicians elected Dr. Stollings to serve as a Board member and Secretary of
the provisional board of the West Virginia Physicians’ Mutual. From 1998-2000 he assisted with the
Coronary Artery Risk Detection in Appalachian Children (CARDIAC) project. His outstanding
devotion to his patients and his community were recognized by the WVSMA in 1994, when its
members named Dr. Stollings the Rural Physician of the Year. In 2015 Dr. Stollings received the
Dr. Robert L. Ghiz Award for Outstanding Service to the Physician Community of West Virginia. Dr.
Stollings received the inaugural “Friend of Family Medicine” Award from the West Virginia Chapter
of the American Academy of Family Physicians (2018), the “Friend of Pediatrics” Award from the
West Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (2016) and the “Friend of Medicine
Award” from the West Virginia State Medical Association (2019).
Dr. Stollings was elected to represent the 7th Senatorial District in the West Virginia State Senate in
2006 and was reelected in 2010, 2014 and 2018. Previously, he served as Chair of the Senate
Health and Human Resources Committee. He currently serves on the Finance, Education, Health
and Human Resources, Economic Development, Labor, and Rules committees. He is co-chair of
the Public Health Caucus. He served as a member of the inaugural Select Committee on Children
and Poverty. In addition, he co-chaired the Legislative Select Committee on Oral Health. On the
national level, Dr. Stollings is the past co-chair of the Council of State Governments Health Policy
Committee. Additionally, he was recognized by the American Medical Association with the 2016
Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service.
Dr. Stollings received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Joan C. Edwards School of
Medicine at Marshall University; the Award of Distinction from the Marshall University Alumni
Association; the 2012 Distinguished Community Health Champion Award from the West Virginia
Primary Care Association and the Inaugural Oral Health Champion Award from the West Virginia
Oral Health Coalition.
Previously, he served as a member of the University System Board of Trustees and as a member
of the Higher Education Policy Commission. He also served as Chairman of the Corridor G
Regional Economic Development Authority Board of Directors. Dr. Stollings is a member of the
Boy Scouts of America Buckskin Council’s development committee. In addition, he is a member
and former president of the Madison Rotary Club.