Message from the Chair

Mitchell H. Rosner, MD Chair, Department of Medicine Professor, Nephrology

Thanksgiving Wishes November 2014

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. This is a wonderful time of the year and there is no better place than Central Virginia in the fall. I hope that all of you will take some time out to be with family and friends over the holiday and to reflect on the many things that … Read more

Faculty Profiles

Pamela K. Mason, MD Cardiology

Pamela Mason, MD Cardiology

I have been at UVA for 15 years. I started out as an internal medicine intern. At the time I assumed I would bee here for my 3-year residency and would then move on. However, I stayed on for cardiology fellowship, electrophysiology fellowship, and have been on faculty for the last 7 years. My … Read more

Staff Profiles


Joan Cichon Cardiology and DOM Admin

I was born in Hollywood, CA, but my vagabond carny family landed in Tampa, FL, and stayed, so that is where I grew up. I escaped to NYC when I was 18, where I lived for 13 years before moving to Virginia. I’ve been at UVA for 11+ years, starting in as a programs administrator but quickly moving … Read more

News and Notes


Editor’s Farewell Joan Cichon retires as Medicine Matters editor and DOM webmaster

It is with both joy and sorrow that I announce my retirement from UVA and as the editor of this fine newsletter.  I've enjoyed ushering this publication from it's initial periodic email to it's current WordPress format website.  Working with everyone to effectively communicate the clinical, … Read more


Help Fight Ebola Infectious Diseases and International Health Raise Funds

Infectious Diseases and International Health has created a fundraiser for Ebola Research and Relief.  Their team --  named "Running a Fever" --  is running the Richmond Marathon and half-Marathon on November 15th. ID is using the race as a way to raise money for Ebola. Donations can be designated … Read more

Gregory Townsend, MD Infectious Diseases

Gregory Townsend Appointed Associate Dean for Diversity and Medical Education

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Gregory C. Townsend, MD, as the Associate Dean for Diversity and Medical Education. In this role, he will share the responsibility of promoting the educational mission of the School of Medicine and provide leadership, information, and counsel to … Read more

Brandy Patterson, MD

Brandy Patterson, MD NBC29: UVA House Call

Heart Complications during Surgery or Other Medical Procedures Dr. Patterson on NBC29: UVA House Call       … Read more

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UVA Panel Discusses Ebola; Local Sites have Contingency Plans

Daily Progress Article  |  by Derek Quizon |  Oct 7, 2014 The Ebola virus — which has killed 3,400 people in West Africa and is beginning to spread to other parts of the world — was the subject of a panel discussion at the University of Virginia on Tuesday.The experts, including doctors, … Read more

Chiefs-Division - Perry

Brown Bag Lunch Meet your HR representatives

The Brown Bag Lunch sponsored games to get to know the DOM better.  Jane Perry won the "Match the Chief with the Division" challenge, and Jermaine Key won the "Match the Administrator with the Division" round.  Congratulations to … Read more