Women’s History Month Spotlight

March 8, 2017 by

To celebrate women’s history month, we here at UVA’s Women in Medicine Network will be spending the month chronicling  and celebrating women in medicine — both female physicians here and historic female trailblazers in the field of medicine. We’re very excited to share their stories!

Day 1 – March 8th

To kick off our journey, we started close to home. We are proud to present two of our current co-chairs of WIMN: Drs. Anne Tuskey and Jeanetta Frye!

Dr. Anne Tuskey and her family enjoying each others' company

Dr. Anne Tuskey and her family enjoying each others’ company

Dr. Anne Tuskey, MD

Having grown up in Virginia, Anne Tuskey attended the University of Virginia before heading to the Medical College of Virginia for medical school. She completed residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview and a gastroenterology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Excited to come back to UVA, she joined the University of Virginia’s GI Department in 2011.

Dr. Tuskey’s clinical practice focuses on treating patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Outside of the clinic, she is involved in both undergraduate medical education as the Co-System leader for the GI medical school curriculum and graduate medical education as a member of the Committee on Residency Education. She is also the current co-chair of UVA’s Women in Medicine Network.

In her free time Dr. Tuskey enjoys yoga, gardening and hanging out with her family. Typically, her husband, Brian, and their children, Brandon and Mollie, will spend a weekend hiking, playing ball, or strolling around the farmer’s market.


Jeanetta Frye, MDJeanetta Frye photo

Jeanetta Frye received her undergraduate degree from Emory and Henry College in Emory, Virginia. After undergraduate graduation, she attended medical school and residency at Vanderbilt University.

Longing to come back to Virginia, Dr. Frye pursued and completed a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology from the University of Virginia, where, in 2013, she would join the faculty. Establishing herself as a general gastroenterologist, she continues to be a strong presence at the University of Virginia with her co-leadership of the Women in Medicine Network and involvement with graduate medical education.