Message from the Chair

Going Forward With Hope

For me, the holiday season represents a time to reflect on the past year, as well as a time of hope and renewal. The past year we have seen too much hatred, cynicism and divisiveness in our country and community. I am always encouraged, however, by the work that we do collectively to improve the lives of our patients and our community. This work is the highest mission -- using our skills … [Read More...]

Top News

Drs. Luna and Carson Receive MLK Award

Congratulations to Max Luna, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Eric Carson, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, on receiving the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Health System Award. This award is presented … [Read More...]

Endocrinology’s Sue Brown Wins State Award, with Co-PI Cherñavvsky, to Test a Diabetes Safety System

Sue A. Brown, MD, of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, is the recipient, with Daniel Cherñavvsky, MD, of a $255,855 grant from the Governor's Virginia Research Investment Fund, which supports promising … [Read More...]

GI Wins 2017 SCOPY Award From American College of Gastroenterology

The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) announced the winners of its third annual SCOPY Awards (Service Award for Colorectal Cancer Outreach, Prevention and Year-Round Excellence) in October, and DOM's Division of … [Read More...]

News & Notes

Gastro-Hep Expands Its Services — and Garners Recognition for Clinical Excellence and Community Outreach

Have you been keeping up with the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology's recent milestones? The division ("GI") and its clinical arm, the UVA Digestive Health Center, … [Read More...]

Gastroenterology Has a New Chief Onboard

James M. Scheiman, MD, joined the Department of Medicine's Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology as chief in October 2017. He came to UVA from the University of … [Read More...]

Notable Achievements

Pulmonary Hypertension Review Committee Grants UVA Four Year Accreditation

We learned February 2018 that after an extensive application process and on-site visit and evaluation, the Pulmonary Hypertension Review Committee has granted UVA’s program a … [Read More...]

Drs. Luna and Carson Receive MLK Award

Congratulations to Max Luna, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Eric Carson, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, on receiving the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. … [Read More...]

DOM Education

Education Coordinator Cheryl Etelvari Is Awarded TAGME Certification

Cheryl Etelvari, who serves as coordinator for the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine's fellowship program, … [Read More...]

Fellow Profile

GI Fellow Javelle Wynter, MD

I am originally from Westchester, NY, but few people can guess by my (presumably) well-hidden accent that I actually grew up on a small island in the Caribbean, St. Maarten. I moved back to the U.S. … [Read More...]

Resident Profile

John Odackal, MD, PGY-2

I grew up in a small suburban town near Hartford, Connecticut. I completed my undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Chicago and a Masters in Teaching at New York University. I then … [Read More...]

Staff Profile

Sierra Lee, Quality Improvement Coordinator for GI’s Digestive Health Center

I grew up in a small town in northern Michigan, Traverse City -- the "Cherry Capital of the World." Summers were spent farming cherries and swimming in Lake Michigan; winters, in hundreds of inches of snow! Though it remains my favorite … [Read More...]

Research News

Exercise Discovery Could Save Lives of Sickest, Most Gravely Injured

From UVA Today By Josh Barney (10/24/17) A new discovery about how exercise helps protect us from disease could one day dramatically reduce the death rate among the sickest and most gravely injured. People suffering from severe trauma or the … [Read More...]