UVA Division of General, Geriatric, Palliative & Hospital Medicine is committed to developing innovative approaches to medical care that improve the health and quality of life of adults throughout their lifespan. Providing the bedrock of medical education for School of Medicine students and internal medicine residents, the division is also shaping the conversation on issues in academic medicine and health care generally through a variety of programs and initiatives — including Schwartz Center Rounds, the Mindfulness Center, and the Center for Appreciative Practice.
Our Palliative Medicine section, led by Leslie Blackhall, MD, was recently named a Palliative Care Leadership Center by the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC); and our rapidly expanding Hospital Medicine section, led by George Hoke, MD, is at the leading edge of UVA’s “Be Safe” campaign, with its goal of making UVA the safest place to receive medical care in the nation.
We invite you to explore our website to learn more about the division. For a more in-depth view of our recent clinical, research and educational programs, please see the division’s FY 2015 annual report.