HUSBAND AND FATHER
Roger’s most important roles are as husband to his wife of 32 years, Laina, and father to his four children, the youngest of which is a junior at Great Bend High School. Recently, Dr. Marshall and Laina became first-time grandparents when oldest child, Lauren, and her husband Chris Weems brought young Roger into the world.
Dr. Roger W. Marshall is an OB-GYN in Great Bend who has delivered more than 5,000 babies. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Great Bend Regional Hospital for 14 years and is an immediate past District Governor of Rotary International.
A Kansas native, Dr. Marshall earned his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Kansas State University, before graduating from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He received his Medical Doctorate in 1987.
During the final year of his residency in St. Petersburg, Florida, Marshall was named Teacher of the Year by all other residents and faculty and earned the Resident Research Award. In addition, Dr. Marshall scored in the top one percent in the nation on the final written exam given to all OB-GYN residents.
After completing his residency, Dr. Marshall moved back home to Kansas, and started his practice in Great Bend in 1991.
A lifelong Republican, Dr. Marshall will bring more than medical and family experience to Congress. Marshall has served seven years in the Army Reserves where he trained a mobile hospital support unit, rising to the rank of Captain. He is a board member of Farmer’s Bank and Trust, a community bank that has served central Kansas for 100 years. In addition, Marshall maintains his ties to his farm upbringing by being involved in a cattle feeding operation and through his duties as Commissioner of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.
Roger has always been active in his community sports programs where he has coached and often cheers for the children he has delivered. Active in his church as an Elder, Deacon and twice serving as board chair, Roger has led international missions and spends as much time as possible at the Quivera National Wildlife Refuge and Cheyenne Bottoms. He can often be found tending to his land outside of Great Bend and restoring it so native wildlife can flourish there.