Eric J. Radcliffe, M.D. Director


Dr. Eric Radcliffe joined United Hospital Center as the Family Medicine Residency Program Director in 1998. He received his medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine and completed residency training in Family Medicine at Wheeling Hospital. He is ABFM board certified. His past experience includes private practice in Buckhannon WV and serving as an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at West Virginia School of Medicine. His professional interests include hospital medicine where he serves as the Chair of the Hospital Patient Safety Committee. Other interests include Family Medicine career development and primary healthcare in West Virginia.

Suzanne Whitney Courtney, D.O.


Dr. Courtney is a 2006 graduate of UHC Family Medicine Residency Program. Originally from Fayetteville, West Virginia, she holds a B.S. in Biology from Concord College and obtained her D.O degree from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003. She is a member of the AAFP and is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.  Her professional interests include Women’s health, Preventive Medicine, and the care of children. She enjoys playing the piano and traveling with her family.  She, her husband, and their two daughters, reside in the Clarksburg area.


Elizabeth H. Hess, M.D.


Dr. Elizabeth Hess, a native of Grafton, WV, graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine in 1997. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at UHC in 2000 where she served as chief resident. She is ABFM board certified. She is a member of the AAFP and Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. She served  as an American Board  of Family Medicine test reviewer in 2007. Her professional interests include disease prevention through lifestyle choices, behavioral issues in pediatrics, chiild and adult learning theory, wilderness medicine and endocrinology. She is actively involved in community wellness efforts including promotion of clean indoor air and childhood obesity prevention. She enjoys watching her three children grow and develop, exploring the outdoors of WV and running road races and marathons.

Sherif Y. Labatia, MD




Dr Sherif Labatia joined our program as a  faculty member moving from Houston, Texas. Dr Labatia finished his residency at United Hospital Center Family Medicine Residency Program where he served as Chief resident. He is a graduate of Cairo University School of Medicine, Egypt.

He is also board certified in the American Board of Family Medicine. He is interested in applying and teaching the most updated guidelines in preventive medicine in daily clinical courses.


Hossai Omar, M.D.



Dr. Hossai Omar graduated from the West Virginia University School of Medicine in 1997. After completing a General Surgery residency at WVU and Family Medicine residency at UHC, she joined the faculty at United Hospital Center Family Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Omar is board certified by the American College of Surgeons and the American Board of Family Medicine. Her professional interests include integrative medicine, office-based surgery and procedures, and medical teaching to help to prepare students and residents for the next level of their careers.

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