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The New Executive Director of Student Health

From Patricic M. Lampkin:

 To provide leadership once Dr. Jim Turner steps down in August to pursue research, I have decided to name an interim director, with plans to begin the search for a permanent Executive Director in spring 2014. As of August 25, Dr. Christopher Holstege will serve as Interim Executive Director on a part-time basis. He will serve in this role until August 24, 2014, retaining his faculty rank as Associate Professor with tenure in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. As Interim Executive Director, Chris will be responsible for overseeing the department’s clinical services and educational programs, including CAPS, General Medicine, Gynecology, Health Promotion and the Student Disability Access Center. Beginning in July, Chris will become a familiar face in Student Health as he begins to learn about operations and practices, and also to review the administrative and organizational structure needed to support and manage the department through the 2013-3014 academic year. This review will include the establishment of an Interim Assistant Executive Director position.


Chris is well-known in the U.Va. community, providing leadership within the Faculty Senate and  recently assuming the role of Chair. He joined the University of Virginia faculty in 1999, having previously served in clinical, staff, and faculty positions in Michigan, Indiana, and in the VCU Health System in Richmond. He is well-known nationally and internationally for his expertise in toxicology and serves as Chief of the U.Va. Division of Medical Toxicology, which includes the Blue Ridge Poison Center and other components. His extensive C.V. reflects his many accomplishments, among them the publication of more than 100 articles, chapters, and abstracts in the medical literature; the editorship or authorship of 10 books; research (both clinical and laboratory) in a number of areas of toxicology and emergency medicine; and the receipt of several major awards. In 2002, he was awarded the American College of Emergency Physicians’ prestigious National Faculty Teaching Award. In 2010, he was inducted into the School of Medicine Academy of Distinguished Educators.


Chris earned his medical degree from Wayne State School of Medicine in Detroit. As an undergraduate, he studied at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He and wife, Angela, have five sons and a daughter, whose ages range from middle school through college.


A Message from the Chiefs


Chiefs 2013Welcome to Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia. We believe UVA is one of the best places to train in the country. Set in beautiful Charlottesville Virignia, we are the region’s only level 1 trauma center. We have an extremely large catchment area with patients coming from the Northern Virginia area to the southwest borders of the state as well as bordering states. Our residents consistently rank higher than most programs in patients seen per hour, which prepares us to practice in any environment in the country.

UVA is rich with research opportunities. We are one of 6 federally funded Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN) sites in the country, and have an abundance of opportunities available to residents. On a daily basis, we work with nationally recognized educators and experts in the field of emergency medicine.

Charlottesville is an unbelieveable place to live, with ample outdoor activities in the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley, a vibrant music scene, numerous wineries and breweries in the area (we are in the middle of Virginia wine country), a great restaurant and night life scene, and a truly work hard/play hard attitude of our residents and faculty it is tough to imagine training in a better setting.

We are very proud of our program and can’t believe we are already at the end of our residency. We hope that you’ll find our program as great as we do and look forward to you visiting us.

Josh Rothstein, Heather Streich, and Andrew Matuskowitz
UVA Emergency Medicine Chief Residents 2013-2014.