School of Medicine Mourns the Loss of Howard Charles Malpass, MD

September 19, 2023 by

Charles Malpass

Charles Malpass, MD

The School of Medicine shares sad news that Howard Charles Malpass, III, MD, a pulmonolgist in the Department of Medicine, passed away suddenly on September 14, at the age of 44, due to complications of his acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Dr. Malpass was an associate professor of medicine, in the pulmonary and critical care division, whose subspecialty was interventional pulmonary. He served as the director of bronchocospic service.

After completing medical school at University of North Carolina, Dr. Malpass started his career at UVA as a resident and fellow and was truly beloved by patients and colleagues alike. He was a perennial favorite of the fellows for annual teaching awards. He was noted for the time and effort he spent in training the new generation of pulmonologists. His commitment to his patients was second to none, with his wife sharing that he was still contacting patients to inform them of their bronchoscopy results while undergoing his own rounds of chemotherapy. He was the consummate professional whose expertise was frequently sought by others.

Dr. Malpass is survived by his son Howard Charles Malpass IV (Huck), wife Jessica Keim Malpass, a nurse scientist and pediatric hematology-oncology nurse practitioner in the Department of Pediatrics, his parents, siblings and many more family members.

We offer our sincere condolences to Dr. Malpass’ family and friends during this difficult time. Read more about Dr. Malpass’ life, family and career here.




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