Meet Program Director Brian Uthlaut
Welcome to UVA! I hope that you enjoy reading about our outstanding training program in Internal Medicine, known for strong clinical experience, ready exposure to mentorship, a resident-centered culture and outstanding camaraderie among the housestaff…all set in the picturesque and vibrant setting of Charlottesville and the Blue Ridge Mountains. With strong traditions and a commitment to innovate and grow, I cannot imagine a better place to live, work and learn!
After attending the University of North Carolina for college and medical school, I trained in UVA’s Primary Care Internal Medicine track from 2003-2006. Appreciative of the culture of education at UVA and inspired by faculty mentors, I stayed on faculty after completing residency. My early career included several years as a hospitalist prior to transitioning to a blend of inpatient and outpatient general medicine practice. I feel fortunate to serve a challenging and stimulating mix of patients who come from throughout the state of Virginia; to work with talented and hard-working residents who come from around the country to train in internal medicine; to innovate with and teach alongside phenomenal colleagues; and to mentor and instruct our brilliant and caring medical students. UVA is an amazing place…come see for yourself!
Meet Associate Program Director Allison Lyons
I moved to UVA six years ago after completing medical school, residency and a chief year at Northwestern University. I had a strong interest in medical education before coming here and have been impressed with how supportive the faculty are in terms of helping me advance my career interests. In addition, as an internist, I work with faculty from across all disciplines and have found it very easy to reach out to physicians in other departments to receive advice in patient care.
I also love working with the residents at UVA. They are smart, hardworking and care a lot about their patients. For this reason, I have become increasingly involved with residency education over the past four years. I have worked with the residents to improve discharge summaries as well as signouts. I am also one of the attending advisors for the clinical educator track and finally I am the associate medical director at UMA (the resident continuity clinic) with the goal of continuing to improve the residency experience at UMA.
Meet Associate Program Director Alex Millard
After I completed my undergraduate degree at Boston College and my medical school training at the University of Nebraska, I looked all over the country for a residency. At UVA, I found a program that would provide excellent clinical training, opportunities for the next stage of whatever career in medicine I pursued, and a collegial relationship between residents. Other than one year at the University of Washington as a hospitalist after my chief resident year, I have been at UVA for the last 10 years as a resident first, then as a hospitalist. I have always enjoyed working with the stellar medicine residents here who help keep me up-to-date with my knowledge as well as our excellent medical students who see our residents as terrific medical educators.
I met my wife, Trish (who is faculty in Oncology), during residency training at UVA, and we both feel that UVA and Charlottesville are now home. We now have a daughter, Leighton, and enjoy spending time hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, spending time at the many local vineyards, and eating at the excellent restaurants in the area. I also continue to play on a soccer team in the city league with many residents and faculty from the hospital. I hope you’ll visit UVA to see why so many faculty members stay here after coming for residency and faculty training!
Meet Associate Program Director Andrew Parsons
After I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee, I obtained a MPH at Emory University before returning to Tennessee for medical school. When searching for a residency, UVA’s combination of academic quality, collegial residents, and an artsy college town in the mountains was too much to pass up. My experience as a resident at UVA prepared me for any career path in Internal Medicine, whether it be focused on clinical excellence, medical education, or research. After residency, I stayed on as a hospitalist, excited for continued collaboration and friendship with an amazing group of faculty and residents. My clinical and academic roles now span the continuum of medical school and residency training, so I can say with confidence that what truly separates UVA is the esprit de corps among faculty, residents, and students!
My wife, Laura (UVA OB/GYN), and I now call Charlottesville home. It has all the benefits of a larger city, but with the charm and convenience of a historic small town. We enjoy spending time outdoors with daughter Grayce, as well as trying various local restaurants and wineries. I hope you’ll visit soon to see for yourself all that UVA has to offer. I look forward to meeting you!
Meet Associate Program Director Andy Wolf
Having been up and down the East Coast during my early years, I’ve found my home at UVA. I grew up in northern Virginia, attended Harvard College, and returned to Virginia for medical school, graduating from UVA in 1984. I then went to Brown University for a residency in internal medicine; there I met my wife, Anne, who was completing her dietetic internship. After completing our training, Anne and I moved to Boston where I worked at Carney Hospital, an inner-city community hospital which at the time was a Boston University affiliate. I developed the primary care curriculum for its internal medicine residency program, and honed my generalist skills at the height of the AIDS epidemic.
After the birth of our first child, Tyler, and with our passion for outdoor activities, we were looking to leave the big city; it felt natural to return to my roots in Virginia. I’ve been back at UVA now for over 25 years. Anne runs the Virginia Center for Diabetes Prevention & Education, son Tyler is completing law school at William & Mary, and daughter Katie oversees student fundraising at UVA. When not in clinic or on the wards with the residents, I’m working on our comprehensive ambulatory medicine curriculum or on the Primary Care Track, which I direct, and in my spare time help to develop cancer screening guidelines for the American Cancer Society. UVA is a unique program, in that it combines great medicine, a geographic location that offers essentially no competition from other academic medical centers, a vibrant university town, and unparalleled outdoor activity. My passion outside of family and work has been soccer – I’ve been playing since grade school, though I’m now relegated to the OFL (Older Footballers – or “Old Farts” League!). All of these factors made it an easy choice to return to Charlottesville — but what drew me most of all was the opportunity to teach general internal medicine to a wonderful cadre of internal medicine residents, who have managed to keep me looking forward to work every day for over two decades.
I hope to have the opportunity to meet you, and to imbue you with the enthusiasm I have for UVA!