The University of Virginia Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care incorporates diverse patient and physician experiences into world-class treatment and research at the #1 ranked hospital in Virginia.
Our Commitment to Diversity
Diversity stands with ethics, integrity, and academic excellence, as a cornerstone of the University of Virginia culture. UVA promotes an inclusive and welcoming environment that embraces the full spectrum of human attributes, perspectives, and disciplines. When people of different backgrounds come together, they exchange ideas, question assumptions (including their own), and broaden the horizons for us. A UVA community rich in diversity affords every member equal respect and provides a forum for understanding our differences as well as our commonalities.
Our division has an active Diversity & Inclusion Workgroup, which includes faculty and fellows. This working group strives to support and unify actions and functional projects that create an environment where people of all backgrounds are valued and may fully contribute their gifts, skills, and ideas to better the division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.
The group engages the division by:
- Incorporating issues into grand rounds
- Hosting seminars and workshops
- Recommending environmental efforts within the division and fellowship.
For more information on diversity at the University of Virginia, please visit the Office for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion website, and specifically UVA GME diversity goals and offerings.
The University of Virginia Medical Center was ranked as the number 2 hospital among 119 hospitals in the Commonwealth of Virginia by the 2021-2022 U.S. News & World Report. UVA is ranked in the top 25 medical schools in the nation. The University of Virginia offers training to over 800 residents and fellows in 82 ACGME-accredited specialties and subspecialties.
The University of Virginia was established over two centuries ago as the nation’s 10th medical school. It has since grown into a nationally renowned academic medical center committed to providing outstanding patient care, educating tomorrow’s health care leaders and discovering better ways to treat disease.
The UVA Health System strives to continually expand in all of our missions: patient care, education, and research. To support this, we are actively engaged in improving our physical facilities, recruiting and retaining excellent faculty and staff, expanding our clinical programs, strengthening our recognized centers of excellence, and streamlining our processes for health care delivery.
The University of Virginia Health System is a tertiary referral and Level I trauma center for central Virginia and parts of surrounding states. Currently, in addition to our 28 bed Medical ICU, the adult critical care units at UVA include:
- 10 bed Coronary Care Unit (CCU)
- 20 bed Thoracic/Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (TCVICU)
- 15 bed Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care Unit (STBICU)
- 12 bed Neuro ICU (NNICU)
The Pulmonary Outpatient Clinic, which includes a Pulmonary Function Lab, sees 4000 patients annually.
Specialized clinical programs provide expertise in:
- Interstitial lung disease
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Sleep disorders
- Lung transplantation
- Adult cystic fibrosis
The Pulmonary Division’s multidisciplinary Sleep Disorders Center, directed by Dr. Daniel O’Hearn, works closely with the pediatric, otolaryngology, neurology, and psychiatry departments. The sleep laboratory is a state-of-the-art, eight-bed laboratory that performs 150 to 190 overnight evaluations each month of adults and children with sleep-related problems.
The bronchoscopy suite, directed by Dr. Hannah Mannem, was recently moved into a dedicated space within the endoscopy unit. This allows for increased efficiency as both our inpatient and outpatient teams can coordinate bronchoscopies, thoracenteses, and indwelling pleural catheter placements with familiar staff. In addition, the endoscopy unit has a recovery space which allows for close monitoring post-procedure.
The division also has blocked Operating Room time for more advanced bronchoscopic interventions, including:
- Navigational bronchoscopy,
- Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) guided biopsies
- Cryoprobe therapy
UVA’s cutting-edge medical research program is built on innovation and collaboration, bringing together basic and clinical scientists and spanning disciplines to pioneer the treatments and cures of tomorrow.
Learn more about research in our division.
Living in Charlottesville
Charlottesville is a small, thriving city with a local metro population of around 225,000. Approximately 110 miles southwest of Washington DC, and 70 miles west of Richmond, Charlottesville is nestled in the foothills of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains.
Affectionately known as “C’ville”, the city and surrounding area are home to a wide array of scenic, cultural, historical, and recreational activities. The region boasts outstanding job and graduate school opportunities, numerous small and local businesses, excellent school systems, high quality health care, and affordable living.
Trainees pride themselves on Charlottesville’s high quality of life and the area’s natural beauty. Charlottesville has enjoyed rankings as #1 City in America” (Frommer’s), “Best Place to Live Among Small Cities” (Money magazine), “Top Ten Cities That Have It All” (A&E TV), “40 Best College Towns…” (Outside), “Healthiest Place to Live” (Kiplinger), “Hottest for Fitness” (Newsweek), and “Best Place to Raise a Family” (Readers’ Digest).