Margaret Plews-Ogan

Plews-Ogan, Margaret L.

Primary Appointment

Chief, Division of General Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative CareAssociate Professor of Clinical Internal MedicineDivision Chief, General Medicine, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, Medicine


  • MD, Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Contact Information

P.O. Box 800901
Telephone: 434.243-2829
Fax: 434.924.9810

Research Interests

Health Care for Underserved Populations, Patient Safety, and Alternative Medicine

Research Description

Dr. Plews-Ogan is chief of the Division of General Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine in UVA's Department of Medicine. She also serves as director of the Center for Appreciative Practice at UVA.  Her areas of interest and research include the effect of positive emotion on the health of individuals and communities, medical education, quality improvement, and patient safety. Dr. Plews-Ogan teaches in the Quality & Safety Leadership in Academic Medicine (QSLAM) course and the Medicine Residency curriculum.  Dr. Plews-Ogan is co-author of three books, including Choosing Wisdom: Strategies and Inspiration for Growing through Life-Changing Difficulties.

Selected Publications