Message from the Chair

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

End-of-Summer Reflections September 2014

I hope all of you had a wonderful summer, with some time for family, friends and relaxation. I was fortunate to spend some time hiking in Yosemite this summer and, during the times when I was not huffing and puffing trying to keep up with my kids, it was great to have time to reflect on the past … Read more

Faculty Profiles


Anne G. Tuskey, MD Gastroenterology

I’ve been at UVA for a little over 3 years. I joined the Division of Gastroenterology after completing my residency and fellowship training in Baltimore. After 6 years there, I consider myself a huge Ravens fan. I now live in Charlottesville with my husband Brian and our son, Brandon, and I cheer … Read more

Staff Profiles

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Sandra L. Oliphant Gastroenterology

Born in Memphis, TN, then my family moved to Georgia for one year and then to Florida to a small town (Green Cove Springs) on the St. John’s river between St. Augustine and Jacksonville. My Dad was career Navy and spent his 40 years of service being stationed at one of the 3 bases in Jacksonville or … Read more

News and Notes

Thu Le and Sana Khan

NephroRunners: Charlottesville Women’s Four Miler Thu Le, Sana Khan, and Leah Wayner

Once again the Department of Nephrology NephroRunners chewed up the miles in the Charlottesville Women's Four Miler. Virginia's largest all-women's event is a Charlottesville tradition due to its hospitality to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. The race is along a scenic stretch of … Read more

Mark D. Okusa, MD Chief, Nephrology

Mark D. Okusa, MD Nephrology

Mark Okusa was the Melvin Gluck Visiting Professor at New York University Langone Medical Center, NY September 3, 2014, where he gave the following Medical Grand Rounds Lecture: “Changing Paradigms in Acute Kidney Injury: From Mechanisms to Management”.  The Melvin C. Gluck Lecture was established … Read more


Rounding With Heart: The Road to Clinical Excellence Cardiology

Originally published in UVA Connect  |  by Megan Welch At 7:30 one morning, John Dent, MD, an attending physician on 4 East, a 28-bed acute cardiac unit, told a patient he was ready for discharge. “I assumed that meant I could get my clothes on, have my hep-lock taken out and wait for my … Read more

Eric Houpt, MD Infectious Diseases

UVA Develops Better Way to Detect Causes of Deadly Childhood Diarrhea Infectious Diseases

New Diagnostic Approach Produces Surprising Findings About Dangerous Infections By Josh Barney CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 12, 2014 - Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have developed an important new diagnostic approach to determining the cause of diarrhea in the … Read more

Terry Bennett and Joy Hilton
DOM Graduate Education

Joy Hilton and Terry Bennett Medical Education

The submission entitled “Milestones for Program Administrators” from Joy and Terry, previously presented at the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM) last year, has been accepted for presentation as a 60 minute session.  Joy and Terry will reprise their presentation at the … Read more

UVA Dialysis Farmville: Creating Beneficial Change through Collaboration Nephrology

UVA Dialysis Center 937 S. Main St. Farmville, VA 23901 434.414.3990 Collaboration is good. Change is good. The Division of Nephrology and the Medical Center are working with Centra Health, based in Lynchburg, to provide dialysis services in Farmville, VA. A new state-of-the-art facility … Read more