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Message From Dr. James Scheiman – Division Chief Gastronenterology


I am very excited to share with you many of our enhancements to clinical care, research, and education. It is hard to believe that nearly a year and a half…

Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology History


The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at UVA, now headed by Dr James Scheiman well known for his seminal work in preventing post-ERCP pancreatitis, has a long history of significant…

DoM Medicine Matters Newsletter – July 2019


The July 2019 Medicine Matters Newsletter features the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. We welcome your feedback and continued updates, which can be sent to:



Building the Exemplary Physician: Tackling Educational Challenges in Medical Education Outgoing Chief Residents Drs Walid El-Nahal, Carrie Hamilton, Amy Ogurick, and Anthony Peters delivered their Grand Rounds talk on making…

The NASA Twins Study


Dr Francine Garrett-Bakelman (a.k.a. Fran), a physician scientist in the Departments of Medicine and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, was one of the first co-authors on a Science paper published on…

Stem Cell Transplant Team Initiates Photopheresis at UVA


Photopheresis is a modified apheresis procedure where lymphocytes in the buffy coat are treated with a photosensitizer, called methoxypsoralen, and exposed to ultraviolet light. Methoxypsoralen when exposed to ultraviolet light…

2019 Department of Medicine Excellence Awards


Each spring, the UVA Department of Medicine recognizes outstanding contributions from DOM faculty and staff members with awards in a variety of categories. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!…

Cardiovascular Medicine Faculty Profile – Todd Villines


Tell us a little bit about yourself. I recently started on 1 May 2019 as a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Virginia.…

Cardiovascular Medicine Fellow Profile – Brittney Heard


Tell us a little bit about yourself. I’ve been at UVA for almost two years as a fellow in General Cardiovascular Medicine. Prior to joining UVA, I completed Internal Medicine…

Cardiovascular Medicine Staff Profile – Amanda Scott


Tell us a little bit about yourself. I have lived in Central Virginia my entire life. I’ve been fortunate to spend the past 16 ½ years working at UVA. I…