Derrick L. Latos, MD, MACP

Principal Faculty

Associate Professor 


  • Internal Medicine Residency, Nephrology Fellowship, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • M.D., West Virginia University, Morgantown, VV
  • B.S., Wheeling College, Wheeling, West Virginia


Dr. Latos has lived in the Wheeling area nearly his entire life. He graduated from Wheeling College and West Virginia University School of Medicine, and completed his Residency in Internal Medicine and his Renal Fellowship at Vanderbilt University and the Nashville VA Hospital.

Dr. Latos is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. He serves as Medical Director for Wheeling Renal Care, which owns and operates three free-standing dialysis facilities in the Wheeling area. He is past-president of the West Virginia State Medical Association and the Renal Physicians Association, and is currently President of the Board of West Virginia Medical Institute. He also serves as a member of the West Virginia Diabetes Advisory Committee, the Advisory Board to the National Kidney Disease Education Program, the Boards of the National Kidney Foundation of the Alleghenies, the Mid-Atlantic Renal Coalition and the Forum of ESRD Networks. Dr. Latos serves on the Editorial Board of Nephrology News and Issues, is a manuscript reviewer for the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, and has published numerous articles  dealing with kidney disease. He is currently on the medical staff at Wheeling Renal Care, Wheeling Hospital, Ohio Valley Medical Center, East Ohio Regional Hospital, Belmont Community Hospital, and Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Latos serves as Principal Faculty for the Physician Assistant Program and is also an Associate Professor. He is heavily involved in providing instruction in clinical medicine and ensuring that the curriculum is current and meets the highest standards of practice. He has served on the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians, and was elected to ACP Mastership in 2004. Dr. Latos brings a wealth of knowledge and teaching experience to the program. He also serves as a Clinical Professor of Medicine for WVU School of Medicine and Clinical Assistant Professor for the WV School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Latos will work closely with the program to ensure it meets current clinical and ethical standards of practice, and will lecture in the clinical medicine series.