Message from the Chair


Showing Heart February 2015

In February when we celebrate Valentine’s Day it’s especially appropriate to recognize one of DOM’s own, Pat Conant. Pat, a family nurse practitioner in the Division of  Cardiovascular Medicine, showed both heart and quick instincts when she rescued a choking victim in the hospital cafeteria. Louise Perrin, who retired this … [Read More...]

Top News

Richard J. Santen, MD Professor, Endocrinology

Endocrinology’s Richard Santen Opens Endo2015 Chris McCartney Will Introduce New Menopause Guidelines

Division of Endocrinology Professor Richard Santen, MD, who is currently serving as president of the Endocrine Society, will introduce the opening plenary session at the Society’s annual conference, … [Read More...]


Pat Conant Shows Heart Cardio Nurse's Quick Action Saves Choking Victim

Pat Conant, a family nurse practitioner in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine's Heart & Vascular Center, was having lunch at UVA Hospital cafeteria one day last month when she noticed a man … [Read More...]

Faculty Profile


Ayotunde Dokun Endocrinology & Metabolism

I grew up in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State in Nigeria, the second oldest of six kids. I moved to the U.S. when I was 18, and after completing an MD at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, a PhD in immunology, and a clinical fellowship at Duke, I was recruited to UVA in 2009 by the divisions of … Read more

Fellow Profile


Katarina Topchyan Endocrinology

I was born in Moscow to a family of Armenian immigrants. I came to the U.S. at about the same age my parents were when they moved from Armenia to Russia -- I guess I inherited the “moving” gene! I … [Read More...]

DOM Education News

Interview Season for Next Crop of IM Residents Completed Residents to Present at ACP/IM Meeting

Vice Chair for Education Jerry Donowitz, MD, and Associate Program Director for Medical Education Brian Uthlaut, MD, extend their appreciation to everyone in the department who contributed to a successful -- and very busy -- recruiting season for the next class of UVA Internal Medicine … [Read More...]

Notable Achievements


Endocrinology: Recent Awards – Honors – Achievements Dr. Carey Receives Top Award from Endocrine Society

Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism faculty had these noteworthy achievements recently: Robert M. Carey, MD, will receive the 2015 Outstanding Leadership in Endocrinology Award at the … [Read More...]

Staff Profile


Jim Fredrick Research & Facility Manager, Endocrinology

I’m originally from Minnesota and Wisconsin, and came to Charlottesville after serving in the Navy. I first worked at the University in the early 1980s, then returned to school and earned a degree in … Read more

Resident Profile

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Rachel Mehaffey, MD IM Resident

I was born in Greenville, a small town in eastern North Carolina. My family moved to Raleigh when I was eight, and that was my home for the next 14 years, as I completed high school and attended … [Read More...]

News and Notes

Recent Publications from the Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism

Stacey Anderson & Sue Brown: Multinight "Bedside" Closed-Loop Control for Patients with Type 1 Diabetes. Authors: Brown SA, Kovatchev BP, Breton MD, Anderson SM, Keith-Hynes P, Patek SD, Jiang B, Ben Brahim N, Vereshchetin P, Bruttomesso D, … [Read More...]


“The Emperor of All Maladies” UVA Cancer Center Screens Ken Burns Documentary

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer” by Siddhartha Mukherjff, the film, “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” presented by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, tells the complete story of cancer … [Read More...]

Upcoming events


DOM Residents and Fellows: Submit Your Abstracts for Carey-Marshall-Thorner Scholars and Research Day!

The Department of Medicine is now accepting abstracts for the Carey-Marshall-Thorner Scholars and Research Day. This annual event, which provides DOM trainees with an opportunity to showcase their research, will take place on Wednesday, May 6, in Jordan Hall. All DOM residents, fellows and post-docs … [Read More...]

Family Matters


Jodi Leake Hematology-Oncology

Jodi Leake, a medical office coordinator in the Division of Hematology-Oncology, returned from maternity leave in January. She and her husband Barry welcomed Levi Dwayne Leake -- looking very snuggly at left -- to their family on September 10, 2014. … [Read More...]

Charlie Hall

Joseph Hall, MD (PGY-2) Joe and wife Heather welcome baby Charlie

Joe Hall (PGY-2) and his wife Heather are pleased to announce the arrival of Charles Alexander Hall on January 27, 2015.  Vital statistics: 7 lb, 4 oz; 19 inches long. Joe says: "As you can tell from the picture, he is a very deep thinker." … [Read More...]