John Odackal, MD, PGY-2

On a hike — hopefully not getting lost.

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. Read more...

Rebecca Mullan, MD, PGY3

I was born in Perth, Western Australia (home of Barry Marshall and the most beautiful beaches in the world), and lived there until I was 12. My family and I then moved to Rochester, Minnesota (where I was told that there were beaches. Read more...

DOM Welcomes More Than 20 New Faculty Members To Its Ranks for AY 2017-18

Over the last six months, 22 new faculty members have joined the Department of Medicine. They are listed below by division, with photos and links to their profiles, as available. Please help make them feel at home in our community. Read more...

UVA Ranked No. 1 Hospital in Virginia, With Cancer, Endocrinology, and Cardiology in Top 50

The 2017-18 U.S. News and World Report “Best Hospitals” guide rated UVA Medical Center as the No. 1 hospital in Virginia, and honored 11 specialties at UVA — including five in the Department of Medicine — as among the best in the U.S. Read more...

2017 DOM Faculty & Staff Awards Honor Excellence

Every year the Department of Medicine presents awards to faculty and staff members for outstanding contributions to the mission of the department. Faculty awards are presented for excellence in:

Clinical Care: as demonstrated by outstanding productivity, a high level of patient satisfaction, development of new programs, or other areas of excellence. Read more...

Diane Snustad, MD, Retires After Distinguished Career in Geriatric Medicine

This June, Dr. Diane Snustad retired as the Claude Moore Associate Professor of Medicine in DOM’s Division of General, Geriatric, Palliative and Hospital Medicine, and was awarded emeritus status by the UVA Board of Visitors. Read more...

Jacqueline Brown, MD

Internal Medicine Chief Resident, 2017-18

 I grew up in a very small town in central upstate New York with one stoplight (no, that is not a figure of speech). I attended Colgate University for undergrad, where I played field hockey and majored in molecular biology. Read more...

Matt Gottbrecht, MD

Internal Medicine Chief Resident 2017-2018

Matt with his wife (and fellow physician) Laura

I grew up in Hanover, Mass, a small town about twenty minutes south of Boston. I spent most of my childhood idolizing Pedro Martinez and Nomar Garciaparra, and wondering if the Red Sox would ever win a World Series. Read more...

Samir Panvelker, MD

Internal Medicine Chief Resident, 2017-18

Samir and a group of fellow residents, playing in a semiannual curling league at the Charlottesville ice rink.

I grew up in Florence, South Carolina, and majored in anthropology at the University of South Carolina. Read more...

Meredith Pearson, MD

Internal Medicine Chief Resident, 2017-18

I grew up in Virginia Beach and have spent my years since high school moving along Interstate 64. I attended UVA for undergrad and moved to Richmond for medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University. Read more...