At the University of Virginia School of Medicine, every discovery we make, every student we teach, and each step we take has the same goal providing better care for patients. We are innovators in offering new treatments to our patients, bringing research breakthroughs to patient care, harnessing new technologies to reach out to underserved populations, and restructuring our clinical approach and facilities to better meet our patients’ needs.

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Dean Wilkes Elected to National Academy of Medicine

David S. Wilkes, MD, the dean of our School of Medicine, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine. It's one of the highest honors a physician-scientist can…

A Young Leader Changing Healthcare

Our Dr. Taison Bell has been named one of Business Insider’s “30 Leaders Under 40 Changing Healthcare.”

Can Sound Waves Improve Erectile Dysfunction?

One of our clinical trials is investigating whether pulsed sound waves can address erectile dysfunction by promoting blood vessel growth and tissue repair.

How Much Has COVID-19 Hurt Cancer Care in the U.S.?

Our Cancer Center is teaming up with 16 other cancer centers around the country to address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer detection, care and prevention.

Life at UVA Health During the Pandemic

Our Medical Alumni Association has talked with Dr. K. Craig Kent, UVA’s executive vice president for health affairs, about how COVID-19 has affected UVA and UVA Health.
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Clinician Wellbeing, Efficiency of Practice, Ambulatory Optimization and the Be Wise Approach

Stewart Babbott, MD a UVA Professor in the Department of Medicine researches and writes on clinician well-being.  He is one of the authors in a recent article on physician wellbeing…

Epic Training is Happening Now

Dear Colleagues, Epic Training is Happening Now When you think of Epic Phase 2, are you wondering: Will I be impacted? What’s changing as a result of Epic Phase 2?…

Relationships: Interactions Lead to Better Outcomes

Health care is provided through relationships—one on one interactions between the caregiver and the patient. Our nursing colleagues are focusing on evidence based practices that are known to improve the…

Did you ever wonder why the residents order so many labs?

In a 2016 article in the Journal of Hospital Medicine, Sedrak et al. explore why residents order unnecessary labs in inpatient settings. The study is below. We would love to know your thoughts. Tell us what…