Retirement of Rachel Ann Hays, MD

Rachel Ann Hays, MD

Rachel Ann Hays, MD

By Brian Behm, MD

Ann graduated Summa Cum Laude at East Tennessee State University in 1975 and then completed her MD degree, residency, and gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. In 1986 she entered private practice and spent the next 25 years serving the regional population in Tennessee and southwest Virginia, during this time serving multiple leadership positions in her local hospital, practice, and GI medical societies. Ann joined the UVA faculty in 2008 and developed an interest in caring for patients with recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection. In 2010 she established the Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) program at UVA, and over the subsequent years developed a multidisciplinary team composed of faculty in geriatrics, infectious disease, microbiology, and gastroenterology focused on managing C difficile infection. Since establishing the FMT program she has expanded the multidisciplinary C difficile clinic and treated hundreds of C difficile patients with FMT to cure the disease. During her time at UVA Ann has provided mentorship and research guidance to dozens of medical students, residents, and fellows at UVA and will continue to provide guidance in retirement. She will keep busy during her retirement with hiking, dancing, traveling, and spending time with family.

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