D. Richard Lough, M.D.



Dr. Lough attended college at West Virginia University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated with honors from WVU Medical School and was elected to the Alpha Omega Honor Medical Society. He completed his Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Residency at WVU.
Dr. Lough is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. He has had extensive training in otology (ear surgery), head and neck oncologic surgery including thyroid diseases, pediatric otolaryngology, laryngology voice disorders, and diseases of the sinuses including endoscopic sinus surgery.
Dr. Lough grew up in Fairmont, West Virginia. He lives in Charleston with his wife and five children. He is an avid WVU Mountaineer fan and in his free time enjoys exercising, skiing, golfing and reading.


  • Medical Education: WVU School of Medicine
  • Internship: Charleston Area Medical Center
  • Residency: WVU School of Medicine
  • Private Practice: 1996 - present



  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • West Virginia State Medical Association
  • West Virginia Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy


Areas of Interest

Dr. Lough has a special interest in:
  • Pediatric otolaryngology
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Allergy
  • Ear surgery