Message from the Chair – April 2024

University of Virginia Dr Mitchell RosnerAs I look back at my nearly 15 years as Department Chair, one of the areas that I am most proud of is the growth and excellence in the Division of Hematology and Oncology. Fifteen years ago, the Division was relatively small, with minimal research and searching for an identity. Under the leadership of Mike Williams, Karen Ballen, Tom Loughran, and many others, the Division has grown significantly, the Cancer Center now has Comprehensive status, and the research has exploded. There is much to be excited about, and patients benefit daily from our clinicians’ expertise. More than ever, the diagnosis of cancer is being transformed as new therapies make their way to the bedside. I would encourage you to read this month’s newsletter to get a sense of the depth, breadth, and excellence of the Division and the care, education, and research that it delivers.

Also in this month’s newsletter are the year’s residency match results. I thank Dr. Brian Uthlaut and his team for their dedication and efforts in attracting the best students to join our program. As you will see, this year’s class represents a diverse group of young residents who will continue the tradition of excellence in this critical program. Thanks to all who have served as interviewers as well.

Lastly, I wanted to update you on the work of the DOM Compensation Committee. The committee has now been formed and has met twice to review the basic schematic of the compensation plan. They will soon start working on developing incentive criteria. There is a tremendous amount of work to be done. Still, I am sure that under the leadership of Dr. Taison Bell, our committee will develop thoughtful recommendations that recognize the contributions of all faculty.

With best wishes,

Mitchell H. Rosner, MD, MACP
Henry B. Mulholland Professor of Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine

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