New Guidelines for High Blood Pressure From AHA/ACC Will Effect Millions In U.S.

UVA’s Robert Carey, MD, Served as Vice Chair of Guidelines Committee | 

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology recently released revised national guidelines for hypertension that are likely to effect the way millions of patients are diagnosed and treated for the disease.  Read more...

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...

Education Coordinator Cheryl Etelvari Is Awarded TAGME Certification

Cheryl (far right) on a hike with other members of the DOM education team, (l-r) Tony Brinkman, Terry Bennett, Margaret Kuhlman, and Erin Arnold.

Cheryl Etelvari, who serves as coordinator for the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine’s fellowship program, recently completed requirements for certification by the Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education organization. Read more...

GI Fellow Javelle Wynter, MD

Javelle with her younger brother Emmett. Javelle is the third of four siblings.

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. Read more...

Scott and Emily Cornella Welcome Baby Emmett

Scott and Emily Cornella recently announced the birth of a baby boy, Emmett. Scott was one of the chief residents during the 2015-16 academic year, and is currently a second-year fellow in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Read more...

It Takes a Village: Finding Community Strategies to Combat the Opioid Crisis

ID faculty members Kate McManus, left, and Rebecca Dillingham were among the organizers of the “Best Practices in Community Mobilization in Response to Substance Use-Related-Epidemics Conference,” held at UVA on September 26-27. Read more...

Kavita Pal, MD, Pulmonary & Critical Care

Kavita and her husband Arun, at the Mayan Chichén Itzá pyramid in Cancun.

I don’t think many people know this, but I was born in Kenya, in a town called Kisumu, and raised in Nairobi — yes, Africa! 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...

Sumner and Sarah Abraham Welcome Harrison

Internal Medicine resident Sumner Abraham (PGY 2) and his wife Sarah announced the birth of a son, Harrison, born on September 25th at 5:55 am. Harrison, who was delivered at UVA Hospital (of course!), weighed in at 8 lb. Read more...

2016-17 Chief Resident Annie Smith Goes Into Labor in the Middle of Hurricane Harvey. Adventures Ensue.

Former UVA medical residents Greg and Annie Smith with their daughter, Adrielle, delivered safe and sound after her parents were rescued from Harvey’s floodwaters and rushed to the hospital. (Photo courtesy of Greg and Annie Smith)

Amid the Devastation of Hurricane Harvey, A Miracle Delivery for UVA Parents

By Caroline Newman (Reprinted from UVAToday, 9/1/17)

Many parents have crazy stories from the day their first child was born, but few have a story like Greg and Annie Smith, who welcomed their baby girl amid the rising floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey. Read more...