John D. Gazewood, MD, MSPH


John D. Gazewood, MD, MSPH
Associate Professor
Family Medicine Residency
Program Director

John D. Gazewood, MD, MSPH

Associate Professor
Residency Program Director
Medical Director of Primary Care Center Clinic
MD Degree: Vanderbilt University
Residency: University of Missouri-Columbia
ABMS Certification: Family Practice, Current – 2013; Geriatrics, Current – 2009

Dr. Gazewood received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Grinnell College in Iowa, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed a residency in Family Medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and practiced in the small town of Madisonville, TN, for five years, before returning to the University of Missouri to complete a geriatric fellowship and earn a masters of science in public health. Dr. Gazewood joined the faculty at the University of Virginia in 1997 where he has been heavily involved in teaching medical students and residents, and he is currently the Residency Program Director for Family Medicine. He is also the Medical Director of the Primary Care Center practice and is very interested in improving the quality of care provided for patients. He has been selected by Best Doctors in America in 2008, 2010, and 2012, and has served on the Geriatric Board Exam Committee, as well as the editorial boards of the Geriatric Review Syllabus and the Journal of Graduate Medical Education. He is board certified in Family Medicine and in Geriatrics.  Dr. Gazewood has been married to his wife, Patty, for 25 years, and they have four children. In his free time, Dr. Gazewood watches his sons play soccer, and his daughters dance, act and sing. He is an active member of St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and an assistant scoutmaster who enjoys outdoor activities such as cycling, running, hiking, and fly-fishing.


  • Harrison Teaching Associate Professor in Family Medicine;
  • Master Educator Award, 2011
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2002
  • Steven A. Meixel Award for Excellence in Resident Teaching, 2001
  • American Geriatric Society Annual Conference Poster Award, Geriatric Education, 1997