Message from the Chair


A Breath of Fresh Air March 2015

Take a deep breath as we welcome the arrival of spring on Friday, March 20, and -- appropriately enough -- celebrate the achievements of the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine in this month’s Medicine Matters. Dr. Max Weder, our faculty profile this month, deserves special recognition for reviving the lung … [Read More...]

Top News


CV’s Zhen Yan Prevents Diabetic Heart Condition by Amplifying Effect of Exercise Findings Are Step Toward a Pill That Provides Health Benefit of Exercise

Zhen Yan, PhD, a professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, has magnified a benefit of exercise in mice to provide a “profound” protection from diabetic cardiomyopathy, a potentially deadly heart condition that affects many people with diabetes. The discovery … [Read More...]


Chasing Zero Medical Intensive Care Unit's CAUTI Reduction Efforts

Kyle Enfield, MD, an assistant professor in the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, is director of UVA Hospital's Medical Intensive Care Unit, and a member of its Hospital Epidemiology team. The MICU was a pilot site for the Health System’s "Be Safe" … [Read More...]


Coming Soon: Sleep Grand Rounds

Eric Davis joined DOM's Division of Pulmonary & Critical Medicine in 2014 as the new director of the UVA Sleep Disorders Center, succeeding Dr. Paul Suratt, who retired after four decades of service. Dr. Davis trained in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the … [Read More...]

Faculty Profile


Max Weder, MD Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

I grew up in West Berlin when it was still a divided city, the oldest of three children, and started medical school in Berlin a few weeks before the Berlin wall came down. I met my wife-to-be, Uta Erdbrügger, at med school; she was working with Friedrich Luft, a famous nephrologist of Jewish descent … Read more

Staff Profile


Whitney Lightfoot Senior Accountant, Division of Pulmonary Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology

I was raised in Orange County, Virginia, married a soldier and traveled the world. I ended up back in Orange in 1995, and worked for ten years as a corrections officer. I began my career at UVA in 2005, working first in SOM’s Office of Graduate … Read more

Fellow Profile


Sarah Kilbourne, MD Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

I grew up in Rochester Hills, Michigan, which is just north of Detroit. I went to the University of Michigan for undergraduate (go Blue!), and moved to New Orleans for graduate school and medical … [Read More...]

Notable Achievements


News from the Mehrad Lab

Division of Pulmonary Medicine's Borna Mehda, who was appointed the E. Cato Drash Professor of Pulmonary Medicine in spring 2014, has some other, more recent notable achievements to report from his … [Read More...]


Molly Hughes Chosen by UVA Residents for American College of Physicians Teaching Award Residents Also Win Awards at the Virginia ACP Meeting

Molly Hughes, MD, Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, wrote the following: “I want to thank the residents for choosing me as the recipient of a Virginia ACP 2015 Teaching … [Read More...]


Nephrology News From Division Chief Mark Okusa

Kambiz Kalantari, MD, Wins Mulholland Award for Second Year in a Row Congratulations to Kambiz Kalantari for being awarded a Mulholland Award for Teaching Excellence in Foundations of Medicine. He is … [Read More...]

News and Notes


In Memoriam: David Stone, MD A Founding Faculty Member of DOM's Division of Gastroenterology

School of Medicine Interim Dean Randolph Canterbury sent a community-wide e-mail in February announcing the death of long-time faculty member David Stone. Dr. Canterbury wrote: "Dr. Stone, who helped establish the Gastroenterology Division in our … [Read More...]


Paul Haidet, MD, Receives 2015 Brodie Medical Education Scholar Award

Paul Haidet, MD, MPH, a general internist and professor of medicine at Penn State Hershey's College of Medicine, was the recipient of the 2015 Anne L. Brodie Medical Education Scholar award. Evan Heald, MD, chair of the selection committee, presented … [Read More...]


UVA Cancer Center Joins National Research Network ORIEN Network Aims To Provide More Personalized Treatments

UVA Cancer Center is now one of six U.S. cancer centers in a national cancer research network that aims to develop more personalized treatments for cancer. UVA is one of four new members of the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network … [Read More...]

DOM Education News


Awards Season!

Congratulations to the following fellows and residents on their recent awards and achievements: Fellows Eleanor Hutchens, a second-year fellow in the Division of Endocrinology, received a 2015 Clinical Research Fellowship Award in Women's Health from the Endocrinology Society. The award is … [Read More...]

Resident Profile


David Zhuo, MD IM Resident (PGY1)

I was born in Australia, and lived there until moving to the Detroit area before high school. I graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine last year, and moved to Charlottesville for my residency. Why did you decide to become a … [Read More...]

Family Matters


Andrew Romano, MD Division of Hematology & Oncology

Andrew Romano, MD, a fellow in the Division of Hematology-Oncology, and Kara Downs, a resident in UVA's Radiation Oncology program, were married on Saturday, February 14 -- Valentine's Day! -- at Christ Episcopal Church in … [Read More...]


Ryan Gentzler, MD Hematology-Oncology

Division of Hematology-Oncology faculty member Ryan Gentzler and his wife Betsy welcomed a daughter, Emily Elizabeth Gentzler, on January 28, 2015, at 2:53 am. Emily weighed in at 6 lb, 12 oz. Congratulations to the Gentzlers! … [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...]