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...

MGR | Michael F. Rein, MD – A Case of Genital Herpes

Date: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 Time: 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM Location: Pinn Hall Auditorium (rm 1-5) Cost: Free

Dr. Michael F. Rein is Professor Emeritus of Medicine in UVA’s Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health. Read more...

MGR | Paul W. Helgerson, MD – Improving Inpatient Quality: The Diagnosis and Treatment of Our System

Date: Wednesday August 30, 2017 Time: 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM Location: Pinn Hall Auditorium (rm 1-5) Cost: Free

Dr. Paul Helgerson is an associate professor of medicine in the Division of General, Geriatric, Palliative and Hospital Medicine. Read more...

MGR | Mitchell H. Rosner, MD: Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia

Date: Wednesday August 23, 2017 Time: 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM Location: Pinn Hall Auditorium (rm 1-5) Cost: Free

Dr. Mitchell Rosner is a nephrologist with a clinical focus on fluid and electrolyte disorders, acute kidney injury and polycystic kidney disease (PKD). Read more...

16 DOM Faculty Earn Promotion or Tenure in AY 2016-17

School of Medicine Dean David Wilkes recently posted a list of 64 SOM faculty who had earned promotion or tenure during the 2016-2017 academic year on the Dean’s Office Blog, offering his congratulations and saying he was “very pleased that their hard work and excellence [was] recognized by the Promotion and Tenure Committees and the Board of Visitors.”

The list below has been edited to include only Department of Medicine faculty. Read more...

7 DOM Faculty Members Complete SOM’s Junior Faculty Development Program

The School of Medicine’s Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP) is designed to provide networking opportunities and peer mentoring among colleagues at a similar stage in their careers. It promotes development and advancement of junior faculty through twice-monthly seminars and mentored scholarly projects. Read more...

UVA Nephrology and Pharmacology Team Publish Paper in Nature Neuroscience

(l-r) Mark Okusa, Tsuyoshi Inoue, Patrice Guyenet, Chikara Abe, Ruth Stornetta and Diane Rosin.

The Okusa research lab, together with colleagues from the Department of Pharmacology — including faculty members Patrice Guyenet and Diane Rosin and former postoc Chikara Abe — published a paper in Nature Neuroscience in March (on-line, ahead of print). Read more...

Nephrology Fellow Itunu Owoyemi, MBBS

Itunu (far left, 2nd row) with her parents and 7 siblings.

I grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, with my seven siblings. My parents are my greatest mentors.  I don’t know how they did it, but they were very open to family and friends staying at the house for sleepovers. Read more...

Nephrology Fellows at March Mid-Atlantic Young Investigator Forum

From Nephrology division chief Mark Okusa: “The Mid-Atlantic Young Investigator Forum was held in Baltimore on March 21, co-chaired by Michael Choi of Johns Hopkins and UVA’s Thu Le. This is a forum where young investigators (fellows, postdocs, students) in the mid-Atlantic region present their research to colleagues and a panel of distinguished judges. Read more...

Meet Karen Warburton and Alden Doyle, Recent Additions to the Nephrology Faculty

Last fall, the UVA Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program added two transplant nephrologists to its team. Spouses Karen Warburton, MD, and Alden Doyle, MD, increase the size of the program by 50 percent.Warburton, whose specialization includes living donor kidney transplants, joined the UVA Division of Nephrology from the University of Pennsylvania. Read more...