G. Marshall Lyon III, M.D., M.N.Sc., a 1994 Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (MU JCESOM) graduate, is the lead author of an article published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine on one of the world’s most gripping health issues, Ebola virus disease (EVD).

Lyon, who graduated from both Huntington High School and Marshall’s School of Medicine, served on the Emory University medical team that treated two patients stricken with the deadly Ebola virus earlier this year.

The article, “Clinical Care of Two Patients with Ebola Virus Disease in the United States,” was written by Lyon and members of Emory’s Serious Communicable Diseases Unit and chronicles the care two patients received at Emory after contracting the virus in Liberia.   The authors concluded that the limited experience with two patients cannot be extrapolated to all patients with Ebola, but that “intensive nursing care, aggressive rehydration, electrolyte supplementation, and blood transfusions appear to be critical for a positive outcome.”

In addition to Lyon’s education in Huntington and at Marshall’s School of Medicine, he completed a residency in medicine/pediatrics at Duke University, followed by a fellowship in infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital.  He also completed a master’s degree in clinical investigations in 2003 at Harvard University and received additional training at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The New England Journal of Medicine is considered among the most prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals and is the oldest continuously published one.