Message from the Chair

Comings and Goings

This is the time of year when we say goodbye to retiring or departing faculty members, welcome new ones to the department, and honor and celebrate excellence in our current faculty and staff. (See a list of 2017 Department of Medicine awardees here.) Special congratulations to our 16 faculty members who were awarded promotion or tenure by the UVA Board of Visitors in this past … [Read More...]

Top News

Annie Smith, A 2016-17 Chief Resident, Gives Birth in the Middle of Hurricane Harvey. Adventures Ensue.

Amid the Devastation of Hurricane Harvey, A Miracle Delivery for UVA Parents By Caroline Newman (Reprinted from UVAToday, 9/1/17) Many parents have crazy stories from the day their first child was born, but few … [Read More...]

Two in a Row: DOM Staffers Recognized With U-Team “Member of the Month” Awards in July, August

Margaret Kuhlman, a coordinator for the Internal Medicine Residency program, and Sarah Creef-Bauger, the top administrator for two DOM divisions, were selected as "UTeam Member of the Month" for July and August, … [Read More...]

James Scheiman, MD, to Join Gastroenterology as Division Chief

Dr. Mitch Rosner, chair of the Department of Medicine, recently announced that James Scheiman, MD, will be joining UVA in October as chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. In an email sent to the … [Read More...]

Notable Achievements

UVA Ranked No. 1 Hospital in Virginia, With Cancer, Endocrinology, and Cardiology in Top 50

The 2017-18 U.S. News and World Report “Best Hospitals” guide rated UVA Medical Center as the No. 1 hospital in Virginia, and honored 11 specialties at UVA -- … [Read More...]

Terry Bennett Receives 2017 Leonard Sandridge Staff Award

Terry Bennett is the Department of Medicine's GME Compliance Manager, a job that entails making sure that all of DOM's education programs -- including the … [Read More...]

News & Notes

$1 Million Gift to Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Honors Daniel Becker

Dr. Daniel Becker, a faculty member in DOM's Division of General, Geriatric, Palliative and Hospital Medicine and director of the School of Medicine's Center for Biomedical … [Read More...]

Heather Ferris, MD, Joins UVA Endocrinology from Boston’s Joslin Diabetes Center

Heather Ferris joined the UVA faculty on May 1st as an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology. She comes to UVA from the Joslin Diabetes Center in … [Read More...]

Family Matters

Sumner and Sarah Abraham Welcome Harrison

Internal Medicine resident Sumner Abraham (PGY 2) and his wife Sarah announced the birth of a son, Harrison, born on September 25th at 5:55 am. Harrison, who was delivered at UVA Hospital (of … [Read More...]

Faculty News

Diane Snustad, MD, Retires After Distinguished Career in Geriatric Medicine

This June, Dr. Diane Snustad retired as the Claude Moore Associate Professor of Medicine in DOM's Division of General, Geriatric, Palliative and … Read more...

Fellow Profile

Justin Mutter, 2016-17 Geriatrics Fellow, Wins Mulholland Teaching Award

I grew up in East Tennessee, home to beautiful mountains and rivers. Coming to the Shenandoah was a natural transition. I visited UVA once in high school and never looked back, pursuing my undergraduate studies here in … [Read More...]

Chief Residents 2017-2018

Jacqueline Brown, MD

Internal Medicine Chief Resident, 2017-18  I grew up in a very small town in central upstate New York with one stoplight (no, that is not a figure of speech). I attended Colgate University for undergrad, where I played … [Read More...]

Matt Gottbrecht, MD

Internal Medicine Chief Resident 2017-2018 I grew up in Hanover, Mass, a small town about twenty minutes south of Boston. I spent most of my childhood idolizing Pedro Martinez and Nomar Garciaparra, and wondering if … [Read More...]

Samir Panvelker, MD

Internal Medicine Chief Resident, 2017-18 I grew up in Florence, South Carolina, and majored in anthropology at the University of South Carolina. I moved to Virginia in 2010 to attend medical school at UVA and have … [Read More...]

Meredith Pearson, MD

Internal Medicine Chief Resident, 2017-18 I grew up in Virginia Beach and have spent my years since high school moving along Interstate 64. I attended UVA for undergrad and moved to Richmond for medical school at … [Read More...]

Staff Profile

Mahabuba (Maha) Akhter, Research Coordinator, Division of Endocrinology

I was born in the Murshidabad district of the state of West Bengal in India, about 120 miles from the state's capital, Kolkata [formerly Calcutta]. It is an area with a complicated history and shifting political borders: … [Read More...]