Message from the Chair

Call for Nominations – 2017 DOM Faculty and Staff Awards

Award season is upon us – and that includes the annual Department of Medicine awards, which recognize outstanding contributions from DOM faculty and staff members. Consider nominating a deserving colleague or co-worker who has made a significant contribution in one of our mission areas (patient care, teaching, research) -- or in providing the administrative leadership and support to make … [Read More...]

Top News

2017 Carey-Marshall-Thorner Research & Scholars Day

Click here for the list of award winners from the 2017 Research and Scholars Day. With a Grand Rounds presentation by Richard Pearson, MD, Professor … [Read More...]

Celebrating Jerry Donowitz’s Tenure As Internal Medicine Residency Program Director

Jerry Donowitz, MD, has run UVA's internal medicine residency program since 2000, and over that time has made profound and lasting contributions to its … [Read More...]

Meet Karen Warburton and Alden Doyle, Recent Additions to the Nephrology Faculty

Last fall, the UVA Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program added two transplant nephrologists to its team. Spouses Karen Warburton, MD, and Alden Doyle, MD, … [Read More...]

Notable Achievements

CV’s Travis Moss Wins Young Investigator Award from ISCE

Cardiovascular third-year fellow Travis Moss, MD, won first place in the Jos Willems Young Investigator Competition at this year's meeting of the International … [Read More...]

Annex and Houpt Honored With Election to Association of American Physicians

On Saturday, April 22, at the annual meeting of the Association of American Physicians in Chicago, DOM's Brian Annex, MD (chief, Division of Cardiovascular … [Read More...]

ID News: Mathers “On a Roll”; Chief Bill Petri Appointed to Head WHO Polio Research Committee

Amy Mathers is "On a Roll"... Associate Professor of Medicine and Pathology Amy Mathers gave a presentation on “Leveraging clinical microbiology results in the … [Read More...]

News & Notes

A Busy Spring for DOM’s WIMN – View the Slideshow!

The Women in Internal Medicine Network (WIMN) group has had a busy spring, including a well-attended "Spring Fling" event at Kardinal Hall ("Beer, Bocce, Food & Fun"), and … [Read More...]

Endocrinology News: Awards, Presentations, Visiting Lectureships, Service

Faculty news Zhuo Fu, PhD (known as "April" to colleagues) is a former Endocrinology postdoc who joined the Endocrinology faculty in September 2016 as an assistant professor. … [Read More...]

VCDPE Leads the Charge on Statewide Diabetes Prevention Efforts

The Virginia Center for Diabetes Prevention and Education (VCDPE) has been a consultant for and developer of unique diabetes patient education programs in central Virginia … [Read More...]

Nephrology Fellows at March Mid-Atlantic Young Investigator Forum

From Nephrology division chief Mark Okusa: "The Mid-Atlantic Young Investigator Forum was held in Baltimore on March 21, co-chaired by Michael Choi of Johns Hopkins and UVA's … [Read More...]

DOM Education

DOM Education News

Take A Hike DOM residency administrators celebrated the end of a long recruiting season on a warm, late-winter day with a hike up Carter’s Mountain. (Photo, right.) Thank you all for your hard work! Speaking About Innovation DOM Director of … [Read More...]

Strong Showing by UVA Residents at ACP-Virginia Meeting in Charlottesville

From Chief Ross Buerlein: "A big congrats to all of our residents who presented at the American College of Physicians (ACP) Virginia Chapter meeting in Charlottesville on March 2. Everyone did a fantastic job and represented our program very … [Read More...]

Fellow Profiles

Nephrology Fellow Itunu Owoyemi, MBBS

I grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, with my seven siblings. My parents are my greatest mentors.  I don’t know how they did it, but they were very open to family and friends staying at the house for … [Read More...]

Nephrology Postdoc Tsuyoshi Inoue

Tsuyoshi Inoue, MD, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Mark Okusa, chief of the Division of Nephrology. Dr. Inoue recently wrote an article for the Japanese Society of Nephrology … [Read More...]

Research News

Discovery May Help Patients Beat Deadly Pneumonia

By Josh Barney Researchers have found that a hormone responsible for controlling iron metabolism helps fight off a severe form of bacterial pneumonia, and that discovery may offer a simple way to … [Read More...]

Mapping the Heart

Unique "Vests" Offer New Promise for Treating A-Fib The routine beat of the human heart is easy to take for granted—unless you are one of the seven million patients in the U.S. with atrial … [Read More...]


DOM Trainees Moss and Holland Publish Research on the “Evolving Medical Complexity of the Modern Cardiac Intensive Care Unit”

Cardiovascular third-year fellow Travis Moss, MD, and second-year internal medicine resident Eric Holland, MD, published a paper in the April 25th … [Read More...]

UVA Nephrology and Pharmacology Team Publish Paper in Nature Neuroscience

The Okusa research lab, together with colleagues from the Department of Pharmacology -- including faculty members Patrice Guyenet and Diane Rosin and … [Read More...]

Study By ID Team Shows How Bacteria Spread From Sink Drainpipes to Patients

Many recent reports have found multidrug resistant bacteria living in hospital sink drainpipes, putting them in close proximity to vulnerable … [Read More...]

Resident Profiles

Ross Buerlein, IM Chief Resident

I grew up in Richmond and I have spent much of my life in Virginia. I graduated from James Madison University where I majored in biology and history, then moved to Washington, D.C., where I worked at … [Read More...]

Erin McLoughlin, IM Chief Resident

I grew up in a small town in Massachusetts, where I met my husband Patrick. I went to Syracuse University for undergrad and attended medical school at Albert Einstein in New York City before making … [Read More...]

Peter Liu, IM Chief Resident

I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai'i, where I developed a love for the outdoors, including surfing and skating. I moved to L.A. to attend college at the University of Southern California, and … [Read More...]

Annie Smith, IM Chief Resident

I grew up in Littleton, Colorado, just outside of Denver. I went to University of Colorado in Boulder as an undergraduate, with a major in chemical engineering -- but changed my career focus to … [Read More...]