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Cancer 3/19/20205 Tips to Get More Patients Screened for Colorectal Cancer
As providers, we have an opportunity to ensure patients are well informed about why screening is important, when it’s necessary and how it’s done.
News Briefs 3/12/2020
News Briefs 3/12/2020UVA Welcomes New Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Craig Kent, MD
Kent, an internationally recognized vascular surgeon, will oversee and lead all UVA Health operations, which means he will have a hand in every aspect of academic medicine, including clinical care, research education and community outreach.
News Briefs 3/5/2020
News Briefs 3/1/2020
Heart & Vascular 2/25/2020
Heart & Vascular 2/25/2020Taking a More Individualized Approach to AAA Screening and Treatment
Despite the benefits of a minimally invasive approach to elective AAA repair, we now know that EVAR is not the best long-term option for every patient.
Heart & Vascular 2/5/2020
Heart & Vascular 2/5/2020UVA Pioneers Innovative Approach to Intraoperative CT Scans
Watch a video to get a closer look at the pair of angiography operating suites that share a single CT scanner on rails.
Cancer 1/28/2020Director of the UVA Cancer Center Weighs in on Largest Drop Ever in Cancer Death Rate
In a recent article that appeared on UVA Today, Thomas Loughran, MD, discussed the role UVA has played in furthering this decades-long trend, improving outcomes for cancer patients, as well as advancing the treatment of the disease worldwide through ongoing clinical research.
Orthopaedics 1/22/2020UVA Named One of Nation’s 100 Great Orthopedics Programs
Becker’s Hospital Review has selected UVA Orthopedics for its list of 100 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedics programs.
Heart & Vascular 1/22/2020
Heart & Vascular 1/22/2020Ensure Your Heart Attack Patients Have Everything They Need for a Successful Recovery
We now know that achieving the best long-term outcome after heart attack requires ongoing, comprehensive care. That’s why some leading medical centers, including UVA Health, have developed entire programs dedicated to heart attack recovery.
Cancer 1/14/2020UVA Expert Featured in Podcast on Oral Therapies and Adherence in Lymphoma and CLL — Listen Today!
Learn the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on oral therapies in lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) by tuning in to a podcast featuring UVA Cancer Center Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology Michael E. Williams, MD, ScM.
Cancer 1/9/2020Get to Know: Department of Urology Chair Kirsten Greene, MD, MAS, FACS
A graduate of UVA, Greene returns to after 20 years on the West Coast. Learn more about her plans to further develop the prostate cancer program at UVA and find out what her research has uncovered for mitigating physician burnout.
gynecology 1/1/2020UVA Implementing New Approach to Botox Treatment for Women with Overactive Bladder
For those women who don’t respond to conservative therapies or medication, Botox® has become a viable option to treat overactive bladder.
News Briefs 12/19/2019
News Briefs 12/19/2019UVA Earns National Award for Patient Safety and Quality Care
From a pool of approximately 2,100 hospitals evaluated, just 55 teaching hospitals nationwide earned recognition this month from The Leapfrog Group, a national organization focused on healthcare safety and quality.
Heart & Vascular 12/18/2019
Heart & Vascular 12/18/2019UVA Enrolling Patients for Heart Failure Study Investigating Novel Technology to Reshape the Heart
UVA just completed its first procedure to implant the AccuCinch® Ventricular Repair System.
Heart & Vascular 12/12/2019
Heart & Vascular 12/12/2019Get to Know: Structural and Interventional Cardiologist Nishtha Sodhi, MD, FACC
Nishtha Sodhi, MD, FACC, specializes in transcatheter valvular and coronary interventions.
News Briefs 11/27/2019
News Briefs 11/27/2019UVA Recognized for Best Doctors, Quality Heart Attack Care and Smart Technology Use
UVA Health received three notable awards this month.
News Briefs 11/19/2019
Cancer 11/19/2019Case Study: Lower Eyelid Melanoma in Situ
To ensure the best outcome, in terms of both disease eradication and preserving the appearance and functionality of the eye, UVA brought together skilled providers from dermatopathology, dermatologic surgery and ophthalmology.
Surgery 11/7/2019It’s Time to Talk to Your Patients About Weight Loss Surgery
Many people are suffering with weight-related health issues that might be resolved with surgery or through other means.
Practice Tips & Tools 10/31/2019
Practice Tips & Tools 10/31/2019Tips to Help You Better Care for Patients with Limited English Proficiency
More than 16% of people in Virginia now have limited English proficiency (LEP). As care providers, it’s our duty to ensure these patients have the resources they need to easily access healthcare and health information.
gynecology 10/24/2019Get to Know: Urogynecologist Monique Vaughan, MD
Vaughan joins a comprehensive team of providers dedicated to treating pelvic floor disorders, working with women to open up about their symptoms and to design a treatment program that fits their individual needs and lifestyle.
Cancer 10/3/2019Case Study: UVA Treats First Non-Trial Adult Patient with CAR T-Cell Therapy
CAR T-cell therapy was just approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for commercial use in adult patients with refractory and relapsed lymphoma.
Heart & Vascular 10/2/2019
Heart & Vascular 10/2/2019UVA Broadens Expertise to Safely Manage and Extract Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices and Leads
CIEDs are now commonly used to treat conditions such as heart failure and heart arrhythmia. Yet
problems can arise with the devices, including malfunction, lead failure and infection.
New Services 9/26/2019
New Services 9/26/2019Focus On Efficiency: New University Hospital Expansion Opens to Patients Oct. 15
The new University Hospital expansion, opening its doors October 15, will triple the ED footprint — from 15,000 square feet to 45,000 square feet.
Case Studies 9/19/2019
Case Studies 9/19/2019Case Study: Total Ankle Arthroplasty
With the expertise of three full-time, fellowship-trained orthopedic foot and ankle specialists to guide decision-making, UVA has been able to standardize its approach to a procedure with a somewhat binary treatment algorithm.
Neurology 9/13/2019Get to Know: Pediatric Neurologist Kathryn Xixis, MD
The winner of numerous awards for her work as an educator and mentor, Kathryn Xixis, MD, joins UVA as the program director of the child neurology residency program.
News Briefs 9/5/2019
News Briefs 9/5/2019One More Reason to Refer Your Patients to UVA for Cardiac Imaging
For their demonstrated expertise in the field of cardiovascular imaging, UVA Health has maintained multiple accreditations from the Intersocietal Accreditation. Commission
Cancer 9/4/2019High-Risk Breast Cancer: When to Refer a Patient for Genetic Counseling
BRCA isn’t the only gene mutation linked to breast cancer. With large-panel genetic testing, UVA genetic counselors can better determine who is at greatest risk.
News Briefs 8/28/2019
News Briefs 8/28/2019UVA Surgeons Perform Their First Free Flap Innervated Muscle Transfer On a Child with Facial Palsy
To remedy the paralysis required a dynamic surgical repair to restore movement, not just a static fix to improve facial positioning.
Case Studies 8/22/2019
Case Studies 8/22/2019Case Study: Arthroscopic Hip Surgery for Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
Case study highlights why this procedure is especially beneficial for the subset of patients who develop arthritis as young adults and would otherwise require a hip replacement.
New Faculty Profiles 8/15/2019
New Faculty Profiles 8/15/2019Get to Know: Reza Daugherty, MD, FAAP, Chief of Pediatric Medical Imaging
Daugherty has made a significant impact within the Division of Pediatric Radiology, working to expand the number of services and the locations these services are provided, introducing new technology and imaging protocols, as well as teaching and mentoring aspiring providers.
Practice Tips & Tools 8/8/2019
Practice Tips & Tools 8/8/2019How to Discuss Immunization With Parents Leaning Anti-Vax
With the recent outbreak of diseases like measles countrywide, it’s more important than ever that we set the record straight and ensure parents are well informed about the importance of adhering to vaccine recommendations.
News Briefs 8/1/2019
News Briefs 8/1/2019UVA Ranked No. 1 Hospital in Virginia — 9 Specialties Came Out on Top
The U.S. News 2019-2020 “Best Hospitals” guide ranks UVA Medical Center as the No. 1 hospital in Virginia for the fourth consecutive year.
Case Studies 7/25/2019
Case Studies 7/25/2019Top 3 Ways to Ensure Your Emergent Patients Get Rapid Care
Get your patients the right care at the right place at the right time. Learn more about utilizing the Acute Cardiovascular/ Cerebrovascular Emergencies (ACE) network protocols effectively. Plus, a case study highlights the right response to an aortic emergency.
Cancer 7/17/2019Help Us Detect Lung Cancer Sooner: Refer Your Eligible Patients for Low-Dose CT Screening
Low-dose CT lung cancer screening has the ability to reduce lung cancer mortality by 20 percent compared to chest X-ray. Unfortunately only around 4 to 6% of people eligible for lung cancer screening are actually getting screened.
Neurology 7/16/2019The Verdict Is In: SHINE Trial Sheds Light on Post-Stroke Glucose Control (Video)
The recently published Stroke Hyperglycemia Insulin Network Effort (SHINE) study confirms that aggressive methods to control glucose in ischemic stroke patients are not better than standard approaches.
News Briefs 7/11/2019
News Briefs 7/11/2019UVA Urogynecologist Will See Patients in Culpeper Starting in August
This new service will help meet the increasing demand for specialty care focused on women’s health, particularly the treatment of disorders of the pelvic organs.
News Briefs 6/27/2019
Spine 6/21/2019Case Study: Advances in the Surgical Treatment of Adult Spinal Deformity
Over the last few decades, significant advances have been made in the surgical treatment of spinal deformity. Improvements in imaging, instrumentation, surgical techniques and anesthesia have enabled surgeons to address increasingly more complex spinal deformities.
News Briefs 6/21/2019
News Briefs 6/21/2019Eight UVA Children’s Hospital Specialties Nationally Ranked by U.S. News & World Report
The rankings are intended to identify hospitals that provide the highest quality of care for children with the most serious or complicated medical conditions.
Neurology 6/5/2019What Difference Does a Designation Make? Deciphering Stroke Center Certifications
Check out this breakdown of stroke center accreditations you can use to help explain the distinctions to your patients.
New Faculty Profiles 5/30/2019
News Briefs 5/21/2019
News Briefs 5/21/2019Tell Your Patients: New Support Group Especially for Trauma Survivors Begins In June
UVA Health System is partnering with the national Trauma Survivors Network to launch Trauma Talk, a support group for patients and their adult family members.
Pulmonary 5/21/2019Get to Know: Pulmonologist Catherine Bonham, MD
The UVA Interstitial Lung Disease Program has expanded since its launch in 2011 to include a dedicated nurse, research coordinator and five physicians, including the most recent addition to the team, Scientific Director Catherine Bonham, MD.
News Briefs 5/18/2019
News Briefs 5/18/2019UVA Earns Leapfrog A for Safety; Ranks Among Becker’s Top 100 Great Hospitals
Leapfrog and Becker’s Hospital Review recognized UVA for safe, excellent patient care, patient outcomes and for being innovators in healthcare.
Case Studies 5/1/2019
Case Studies 5/1/2019Case Study: Hybrid Operating Room Enables Less Invasive Treatment of Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
UVA was the second medical center in the country to open a neurovascular operating room suite equipped with intraoperative MRI and biplane angiography. For one patient, this hybrid OR enabled surgeons to perform a less invasive treatment for a complex vascular condition.
Neurology 4/30/2019Mobile Neurological Assessments to Become Part of Clinical Practice
After extensive simulation testing, iTREAT has proven to overcome some of the barriers to quality, timely stroke care.
News Briefs 4/18/2019
News Briefs 4/18/2019STDs On the Rise: Are You Talking to Older Patients About Their Sexual Health?
Diagnosis rates of STDs in older adults rose 23 percent from 2014 to 2017. Learn more about this STD boom among boomers and how you can help protect your patients.
News Briefs 4/11/2019
News Briefs 4/11/2019UVA Launches Dedicated Primary Immunodeficiency Clinic
Recently named a Jeffrey Modell Foundation Diagnostic and Research Center, UVA provides expert care for patients with these rare, chronic disorders.
Transplant 4/4/2019Portable Perfusion Technology Provides Greater Control of Organ Procurement
TransMedics Organ Care System, a portable warm blood perfusion and monitoring system, gained FDA approval last spring for standard bilateral lung transplantation.
Cancer 3/27/2019Case Study: UVA-Riverside Partnership Gives Tidewater Cancer Patients Access to the Most Advanced Radiosurgical Technology Available
Read a case study that demonstrates the impact of the UVA-Riverside partnership as the two centers continue to provide patients in the Tidewater area and beyond access to the latest in radiosurgical technology.
News Briefs 3/21/2019
News Briefs 3/21/2019Poison Prevention Week Tip: Help Your Patients Dispose of Drugs Properly
In recognition of National Poison Prevention Week, here are some tips to share with your patients about the drug take-back program at UVA.
News Briefs 3/11/2019
News Briefs 2/28/2019
New Faculty Profiles 2/14/2019
New Faculty Profiles 2/14/2019Get to Know: W. Darrin Clouse, MD, Chief, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Retiring from the military in 2014 at the rank of colonel, Clouse credits his time in the Air Force with shaping his medical career.
Case Studies 2/8/2019
Case Studies 2/8/2019Case Study: Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
In contrast to traditional open TLIF, minimally invasive TLIF achieves effective results with less soft tissue damage, decreased blood loss, reduced postoperative pain and short hospital stay.
Heart & Vascular 2/8/2019
Heart & Vascular 2/8/2019Case Study: Mitral Valve Replacement in Six-Week-Old Infant
UVA recently joined a small group of hospitals nationwide that have successfully adapted the Melody valve — a stented bovine jugular vein graft used in adults — for use in tiny patients. The patient who received the Melody valve at UVA was the smallest yet at just 3.1 kilograms.
CME Opportunity 2/7/2019
CME Opportunity 2/7/2019UVA to Host Heart Failure Symposium
On Saturday, February 23, UVA Health System will host a Heart Failure Symposium for nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists and occupational therapists who care for patients with heart failure.
Neurology 1/17/2019FDA Approves Scalpel-Free Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease Tremor
Focused ultrasound was shown safe and effective for reducing medication-resistant Parkinson’s tremor in trials led by UVA neurosurgeon Jeff Elias, MD.
News Briefs 1/4/2019
News Briefs 1/4/2019UVA Heart and Vascular, Neurosurgery, Spine and Orthopedics Recognized Among Top 100
Becker’s Hospital Review has once again ranked University of Virginia Heart and Vascular and UVA Orthopedics among the top 100 hospitals and health systems in the country with great heart and orthopedics programs.
Heart & Vascular 11/29/2018
News Briefs 11/14/2018
News Briefs 11/14/2018UVA the Only Health System In State With Top 100 Oncology Program for 2018
For the sixth consecutive year, Becker’s Hospital Review has named the University of Virginia Cancer Center at UVA Medical Center to its list of hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs.
New Services 11/8/2018
New Services 11/8/2018New Geriatric Polypharmacy Clinic Now Seeing Patients
With the creation of a new Geriatric Polypharmacy Clinic, UVA aims to take some of the burden off of primary care physicians and other prescribers by helping patients develop best practices for managing multiple medications.
Heart & Vascular 11/6/2018
Heart & Vascular 11/6/2018COAPT Study Findings Prove We’re Turning a Corner in Mitral Valve Treatment
The COAPT study found the MitraClip® device is a viable option for treating patients with heart failure and moderate-to-severe mitral regurgitation.
Heart & Vascular 11/4/2018
Heart & Vascular 11/4/2018In-Depth Video Highlights the Benefits of the CardioInsight 3D Mapping System
Cardiologist Mike Mangrum, MD, discusses two case studies that highlight the current applications of CardioInsight, including ablation for premature ventricular contractions (PVC) and atrial fibrillation (AF).
CME Opportunity 10/25/2018
CME Opportunity 10/25/2018Join UVA Specialists for the Function for Life In Pediatrics Conference
Through a series of presentations by UVA and guest faculty, participants will learn more about the basic and clinical science underlying the pathophysiology of impairments and functional deficits in children with cerebral palsy and other common neuromuscular disorders.
Heart & Vascular 10/18/2018
Heart & Vascular 10/18/2018Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocols for Cardiac Surgery Help UVA Tackle National Opioid Shortage
At UVA, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery protocols have proven to improve outcomes, speed recovery and better the patient experience overall.
Neurology 10/11/2018Get to Know: UVA Spinal Surgeon Nevan Baldwin, MD, FACS
UVA spinal surgeon Nevan Baldwin, MD, came to Virginia from Lubbock, Texas, to launch a neurosurgery practice at Haymarket Medical Center, part of Novant Health UVA Health System.
Cancer 10/2/2018High-Dose Rate Brachytherapy: Part of a Proven Approach to Treating Intermediate- and High-Risk Prostate Cancers
UVA offers an updated, more conformal version of the recommended combination therapy, which includes high-dose rate brachytherapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy and use of a prostate-rectal spacer.
Neurology 9/25/2018Get to Know: Neurosurgeon Avery Buchholz, MD
Neurosurgeon Avery Buchholz, MD, who trained with Chris Shaffrey, MD, at UVA, specializes in the treatment of spinal deformity, adult and pediatric scoliosis, complex spine surgery, tumors of the spine and minimally invasive surgeries.
News Briefs 9/20/2018
News Briefs 9/20/2018How Will Medicaid Expansion Impact You?
On January 1, 2019, Virginia will join 32 other states in expanding Medicaid coverage to 400,000 low-income residents. What does this expansion mean for healthcare providers? Find out at an upcoming information series being held at hospitals across the Commonwealth beginning this month.
Neurology 9/6/2018Award-Winning Approach to Dementia Care Aims to Help Patients Maintain Independence Longer
Setting the standard for dementia care, the UVA Memory and Aging Care Clinic expanded its capabilities further in 2016 with the launch of the grant-funded Dementia Care Coordination Program. The MACC is now recruiting patients for a similar effort to begin in October.
News Briefs 8/30/2018
News Briefs 8/30/2018Connect with Colleagues at UVA Fall Sporting Events
UVA Health System invites you to join us at one of our networking events this fall.
Cancer 8/20/2018Stay-Cool Cap Helps Prevent Hair Loss Due to Cancer Treatment
UVA Cancer Center is now offering breast cancer patients a treatment that has been shown to limit hair loss. DigniCap is a scalp cooling treatment that has been FDA-approved for patients with solid tumors.
News Briefs 8/16/2018
News Briefs 8/9/2018
News Briefs 8/9/2018UVA Research Update: Health of Mother’s Microbiome Linked to Autism Risk and More
Subscribe to the Making of Medicine blog today to stay up to date on the latest UVA School of Medicine research discoveries.
Cancer 8/2/2018Get to Know: Two UVA Community Oncologists Now Accepting New Patients
With three community oncology clinic locations, UVA Cancer Center offers advanced medical oncology and hematology care throughout the Commonwealth.
Gastroenterology 7/26/2018Minimally-Invasive Procedure to Treat Achalasia Is Part of Emerging Field of Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM), the most successful and widely performed Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES), is used to treat an esophageal motility disorder called achalasia.
Heart & Vascular 7/20/2018
Heart & Vascular 7/20/2018New UVA Vein and Vascular Care Clinic Opens In Northern Virginia
UVA Health System is now seeing patients at UVA Radiology Vein and Vascular Care Gainesville.
Spine 7/19/2018Providing Greater Options for Cervical Spine Patients
Spine fusion has its advantages, however, within the last decade, cervical disc replacement has gained traction as an alternative for some patients.
Heart & Vascular 7/6/2018
Heart & Vascular 7/6/2018Complex Coronary Artery Disease Can Be Treated Effectively with the Right Tools In the Right Hands
Patients with complex coronary artery disease (CAD) have more options than ever before to manage debilitating symptoms and improve overall outcomes.
Practice Tips & Tools 6/27/2018
Practice Tips & Tools 6/27/2018Your UVA Physician Directory Is Now a Searchable, Multifunctional App
The printed physician directory is being phased out in favor of a new UVA Doctors app that allows you to easily find the UVA specialist you’re looking for.
Cancer 6/21/201870 NCI-Designated Cancer Centers Endorse Steps to Reduce HPV-Related Cancers
Leaders in cancer research and cancer care have issued a call to action for physicians, parents and young adults to increase vaccination rates to eliminate HPV-related cancers.
Heart & Vascular 6/7/2018
Heart & Vascular 6/7/2018Identifying Which Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Patients Are at Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death
To more accurately identify risk factors for sudden cardiac death, UVA researchers are leading an international observational study evaluating data from an NIH-funded registry of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients.
New Faculty Profiles 5/31/2018
News Briefs 5/24/2018
News Briefs 5/18/2018
News Briefs 5/18/2018UVA Pediatric Oncologist Makes Top 10 for Research Advancing CAR T-cell Therapies for Leukemia
The Clinical Research Forum recognized Daniel Trey Lee, MD, for his efforts to genetically modify a patient’s own immune cells to identify and kill cancer cells.
Neurology 5/10/2018UVA Telestroke Program Reaches Major Milestone, Sets Sights On Future Partnerships
A partnership with the UVA Telestroke program provides community hospitals and patients with enhanced, cost-efficient care.
News Briefs 4/26/2018
News Briefs 4/26/2018Connect with Colleagues at UVA Spring Sporting Events
UVA Health System invites you to join us at one of our networking events this year.
News Briefs 4/12/2018
News Briefs 4/12/2018Learn How You Can Better Care for the LGBTQ Community
Register now for the 2018 LGBTQ+ Healthcare Symposium, a one-day event open to all healthcare professionals, healthcare administrators and public health officials.
Heart & Vascular 4/5/2018
Heart & Vascular 4/5/2018UVA Heart and Vascular Center Earns Two Notable Recognitions
UVA Heart and Vascular Center has earned the Gold Level Excellence in Life Support Award from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization and has also been recognized as a Center of Comprehensive Care by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.
New Faculty Profiles 3/29/2018
Neurology 3/15/2018UVA Recognized as a Comprehensive Clinical Care Center for Von Hippel-Lindau Disease
There is no way to reverse VHL gene mutations, but early recognition and treatment can substantially decrease complications and prolong survival while also improving quality of life.
Neurology 3/8/2018Tailoring Neurosurgery to Meet the Unique Needs of Pediatric Patients
Although minimally invasive surgery is now utilized regularly among all age groups, it is especially beneficial for babies and young children.
Orthopaedics 2/28/2018Together We Can Help Prevent Readmissions After Joint Replacement Surgery
Partnering with referring providers to ensure patients are medically optimized prior to joint replacement surgery is key to preventing readmissions.
Pediatrics 2/17/2018Get to Know: Developmental Pediatrician Beth Ellen Davis, MD
One of seven developmental pediatricians within an expanding program at UVA Children’s Hospital, Beth Ellen Davis, MD, is leading efforts to streamline autism diagnoses and ensure children are diagnosed sooner.
News Briefs 2/16/2018
News Briefs 2/16/2018193 UVA Physicians Recognized As Best In Their Field
Approximately 4 percent of U.S. physicians are named to the 2017-2018 Best Doctors in America List®, according to Best Doctors, Inc. This year, 193 of those top physicians are from UVA Health System.
Neurology 2/8/2018UVA Neurosurgeon Jason P. Sheehan Named Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Neuro-Oncology
The Journal of Neuro-Oncology is the leading journal for clinical, basic and translational scientific studies in the field of brain and spine tumors.
Heart & Vascular 2/1/2018
Obstetrics 1/30/2018Two Months of Breastfeeding Cuts SIDS Risk In Half
The findings from an international study published this past year in the journal Pediatrics give physicians even more convincing evidence to share with patients regarding the importance of breastfeeding.
News Briefs 1/17/2018
News Briefs 1/17/2018UVA Named to National List of Great Neurosurgery, Spine Programs
Becker’s Hospital Review recently honored University of Virginia Medical Center on its list of 100 hospitals and health systems with great neurosurgery and spine programs.
Heart & Vascular 1/16/2018
Heart & Vascular 1/16/2018Video: FDA Approves PFO Occluder Device to Prevent Recurrent Ischemic Stroke
Interventional cardiologist Scott Lim, MD, explains the advantages of the AMPLATZER™ PFO Occluder device, which was recently approved by the FDA and is now available at UVA.
Pediatrics 12/21/2017New Initiative Ensures Best Practices in Asthma Care
To ensure that children with asthma receive consistent, evidence-based care, the UVA Children’s Hospital has joined a consortium of 89 hospitals in a nationwide effort to decrease the use of unnecessary interventions.
Cancer 12/14/2017Important Updates for Treating Prostate Cancer
New ACR Appropriateness Criteria added unprecedented depth to what had been a much more modest overview, providing physicians an easy way to catch up with the latest developments and stay at the very forefront of best practices.
Dermatology 12/6/2017Get to Know: Chair of Dermatology, Arturo P. Saavedra, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAD
Dr. Saavedra specializes in the diagnosis and care of complex medical dermatology, and his clinical interests include HIV dermatology, severe drug reactions that manifest with dermatologic complications, and care of oncologic and post-transplant patients.
News Briefs 11/30/2017
News Briefs 11/30/2017UVA Heart and Vascular Center Recognized Among Top 100
Becker’s Hospital Review has once again ranked University of Virginia Heart and Vascular Center among the top 100 hospitals and health systems in the country with great heart programs.
Cancer 11/22/2017Helping Patients Navigate Precision Breast IORT Study
The Phase II study has enrolled 120 women ages 45 and older with stage 0 or stage 1 breast cancer. Recruitment is ongoing at UVA and the study is now enrolling participants at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia as well.
New Faculty Profiles 11/9/2017
New Faculty Profiles 11/9/2017Get to Know: Chair of Surgery, Martha A. Zeiger, MD, FACS
Zeiger is one of just 19 women currently leading surgical departments in the United States.
Pediatrics 11/2/2017Childhood Obesity Study Reinforces Importance of Universal Health Literacy Precautions
It may be common knowledge among care providers, yet the findings from a recent study led by UVA School of Medicine researchers are an important reminder that health literacy has a significant impact on patient outcomes.
Neurology 10/25/2017EEG Plays a Larger Role In Clinical Care Than Ever Before
As recent accreditations from the American Board of Registered Electrodiagnostic Technologists (ABRET) demonstrate, UVA has the technical expertise required to produce and read EEGs (electroencephalograms) at the highest level of competency.
News Briefs 10/25/2017
News Briefs 10/25/2017New Clinically Integrated Network Is the Only One In the State Designed for Pediatrics
A new joint venture between UVA Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters aims to ensure all children have easy access to the best possible care in the right location delivered with the greatest efficiency and value.
Heart & Vascular 10/20/2017
Heart & Vascular 10/20/2017UVA Heart and Vascular Center Expands to New Fontaine Location
UVA Heart & Vascular Center welcomed its first patients at its new location at Fontaine Research Park, which is easily accessible and has free parking.
Cancer 10/12/2017Screening with Automated 3D Ultrasound Benefits Women with Dense Breasts
Women with dense or homogeneous dense breast tissue should consider an alternate form of breast cancer screening beyond traditional mammography.
Heart & Vascular 9/28/2017
Neurology 9/1/2017Get to Know: Vascular Neurologist Nicole Chiota-McCollum, MD
After completing her fellowship at UVA, Chiota-McCollum is now Assistant Professor of Neurology and Associate Program Director for the UVA Neurology Residency Program.
Neurology 8/31/2017Providing and Defining the Highest Standards of Care for Stereotactic Radiosurgery
In a specialty in which pinpoint accuracy, judgment and timing are paramount, SRS is increasingly considered one of the more promising treatments for especially challenging tumors.
Heart & Vascular 8/30/2017
Heart & Vascular 8/30/2017Two Former Fellows Join the Surgical Team at UVA Heart & Vascular Center
Learn more about their clinical areas of focus and why they chose to stay at UVA.
News Briefs 8/24/2017
News Briefs 8/24/2017NIH Grants Support UVA Efforts to Drastically Improve Lung Transplantation
The grants will support efforts that could not only dramatically increase the number of lungs available for transplant, but also improve the chance of survival for lung transplant patients.
News Briefs 8/23/2017
News Briefs 8/23/2017UVA Ranked No. 1 Hospital in Virginia for Second Consecutive Year
The 2017-2018 U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” guide rates UVA Medical Center as the No. 1 hospital in Virginia and recognizes 10 UVA specialties as among the best in the U.S.
Practice Tips & Tools 8/17/2017
Neurology 8/13/2017UVA Earns National Comprehensive Stroke Center Designation
For providing high-quality care for stroke patients with complex health needs, the University of Virginia Stroke Center at UVA Medical Center has received national certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center.
News Briefs 8/3/2017
News Briefs 8/3/2017UVA Doctors App Lets You Research and Refer On the Go
Easily find the UVA specialist you’re looking for with the new UVA Doctors app.
News Briefs 7/19/2017
News Briefs 7/19/2017Open House: New Facility Offers Easier Access to Outpatient Endoscopy Services
The 21,000-square-foot facility features five new procedure rooms and 20 prep/recovery rooms.
News Briefs 7/12/2017
News Briefs 7/12/2017Accessibility and Convenience Are Highlights of UVA’s New Education Resource Center
New space gives patients easy access to a variety of outpatient services, including pharmacy, radiology and medical imaging.
Heart & Vascular 6/30/2017
Heart & Vascular 6/30/2017UVA Heart and Vascular Center Recognized for MI Care and Heart Failure Treatment
UVA’s skilled team of cardiologists, heart surgeons, nurses and therapists provide comprehensive care and monitoring to complex heart patients.
News Briefs 6/29/2017
News Briefs 6/29/2017Four UVA Children’s Hospital Specialties Earn U.S. News Top 50 National Ranking
Four UVA Children’s Hospital specialties will be listed in the 2017-2018 U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” guide.
News Briefs 6/16/2017
News Briefs 6/16/2017BeWell Gives Patients Extra Support Needed to Make Lasting Lifestyle Changes
Because patients are required to have a preventive care exam prior to participating in the program, you have an opportunity to offer your recommendations on which lifestyle changes you feel would be most beneficial for your patient.
Neurology 6/1/2017Pediatric Brain Tumors — Recognizing the Warning Signs
By taking a closer look at two cases of Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma, both teen patients referred to UVA Children’s Hospital, we can get a better understanding of when to consider brain tumor as a potential diagnosis.
News Briefs 5/25/2017
News Briefs 5/25/2017Seed Grant Awards from UVA and Inova Will Fund Research Aimed at Predicting, Preventing and Treating Disease
This comprehensive research and education partnership aims to accelerate joint discovery and the application of translational medical research.
Cancer 4/27/2017UVA to Expand Bone Marrow Transplant and Immunotherapy Offerings
As part of its ongoing mission to expand and optimize its clinical research infrastructure and provide patients access to the most advanced cancer treatment and prevention strategies available, UVA Cancer Center welcomes two world-class clinicians and researchers to grow its bone marrow transplant program.
Endocrinology 4/25/2017Online Calculator Accurately Predicts Risk for Heart Disease and Diabetes
The “metabolic crystal ball” provides differing weights for the traditional risk factors and also takes into account race, gender and ethnicity to produce an easy-to-understand metabolic severity score.
News Briefs 4/13/2017
News Briefs 4/13/2017Help Your Patients Reach Their Next Milestone for BeWell Health Initiative
Your recommendations give UVA BeWell Patient Advocates a road map to help your patients establish realistic health goals and follow through on prevention and lifestyle modifications.
Spine 4/13/2017Timing Epidural Steroid Injections to Reduce Postoperative Infection Risk
UVA researchers found that ESIs increase the risk of infection for patients who must undergo surgery if administered within three months of surgery.
News Briefs 4/6/2017
News Briefs 4/6/2017Lactobacillus to Reverse Symptoms of Depression? This Research News and More In New UVA Blog
UVA School of Medicine blog will highlight the extensive research efforts of its faculty and staff.
Endocrinology 3/31/2017New Study Explores Alternative Approach to Managing Type 2 Diabetes
Based on personal, clinical and research experience, UVA researchers have introduced and are examining an innovative approach that shifts the focus from restricting calories and reducing weight to lowering postprandial glucose.
News Briefs 3/23/2017
News Briefs 3/23/2017Pantops and Augusta Locations Improve Access to UVA Cancer Center Specialists
Each clinic location is staffed with a highly skilled team of oncology-certified nurses, support nurses and phlebotomists, and a medical oncologist is always on-site.
Gastroenterology 3/16/2017UVA Opens Dedicated Multidisciplinary Clinic for Adult Eosinophilic Esophagitis
In response to the rise in diagnoses of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), UVA now has a multidisciplinary adult EoE clinic, one of only a handful of similar clinics in the United States.
News Briefs 3/9/2017
News Briefs 3/9/2017Pioneer in Robotic Surgery Named Director of UVA Transplant Center
UVA Health System has named Jose Oberholzer, MD, a researcher and surgeon who has performed more than 1,000 transplant-related surgeries, as the new director of the Charles O. Strickler Transplant Center.
Clinical Trial 3/2/2017
Nephrology 2/9/2017Get to Know: Nephrologists Karen Warburton, MD, and Alden Doyle, MD
This fall, the UVA Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program added two transplant nephrologists to its team. Spouses Karen Warburton, MD, and Alden Doyle, MD, increase the size of the program by 50 percent.
Heart & Vascular 2/2/2017
Heart & Vascular 2/2/2017This Heart Month, Talk to Your Patients About Stress Relief
In addition to high blood pressure, smoking and diabetes, it’s important not to overlook stress as a leading cause of heart disease.
News Briefs 1/26/2017
News Briefs 1/26/2017ERAS Expansion Continues at UVA with Successful Implementation in GYN Surgery and Beyond
Originally introduced as a trial for patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols are now being adopted for thoracic and gynecologic surgery, with hepatobiliary and orthopedic surgery next in line.
News Briefs 1/19/2017
News Briefs 1/19/2017Introduce Your Patients to a New Guide That Helps Parents Navigate Childhood Infections
A reliable resource for clinicians, childcare and preschool providers for more than 30 years, the book “Infection Control in the Child Care Center and Preschool” is now available in a new, user-friendly format compiled especially for parents.
Heart & Vascular 1/8/2017
Heart & Vascular 1/8/2017UVA Second In U.S. to Utilize CardioFocus Laser Balloon for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
Thanks to a recent series of grants, UVA Atrial Fibrillation Center has now acquired some of the most advanced technology available to treat this common heart rhythm disorder.
Cancer 12/29/2016Are You Talking with Your Patients About Breast Density?
A UVA study revealed that most women don’t know that having dense breast tissue increases their risk for cancer and reduces a mammogram’s ability to detect it.
Transplant 12/22/2016An Update on UVA’s Unique Partnership to Expand Its Pediatric Liver Transplantation Program
A partnership between UVA Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has resulted in four pediatric liver transplants since April and four to six more are expected to occur before the end of the year.
News Briefs 12/15/2016
News Briefs 12/15/2016Healthcare Leaders Gather in Cville to Talk Team Member Wellness
UVA Health System was one of several members of the Health Employer Exchange (HEE) to gather in Charlottesville recently to share successes and best practices for helping to improve the health of their employees.
News Briefs 12/8/2016
News Briefs 12/8/2016New Health System Chief Innovation Officer to Speed Research to Patients
University of Virginia Health System has named Jeffrey Keller as its first chief innovation officer.
Case Studies 11/24/2016
Case Studies 11/24/2016Case Study: Trochleoplasty to Treat Recurrent Patellar Dislocation
For those patients with recurrent dislocation of the kneecap caused by an anatomical abnormality, UVA orthopedic surgeon David Diduch, MD, offers a potential long-term solution. Read a case study and watch a video of the procedure to learn more about trochleoplasty.
Heart & Vascular 11/24/2016
Heart & Vascular 11/24/2016Improving Response for Five of the Most Acute Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Emergencies
UVA accepts all emergent stroke, STEMI and aortic emergencies 24/7 and is never on divert for true emergencies.
News Briefs 11/16/2016
News Briefs 11/16/2016UVA Now In Haymarket! Plus: New Specialists Serving Zion Crossroads
UVA Health System is expanding its reach to better serve your community. Take a look at the latest clinic openings.
New Faculty Profiles 11/10/2016
Neurology 11/3/2016Introduction of Gamma Knife Icon: Just One Reason UVA Neurosurgery and Spine Programs Are Among Top 100
Becker’s Hospital Review selected the University of Virginia Neurosciences Center at UVA Medical Center to its most recent list of “100 hospitals and health systems with great neurosurgery and spine programs.”
News Briefs 10/20/2016
News Briefs 10/20/2016Help Your UVA-Employed Patients Take Advantage of a New Get-Healthy Initiative
As part of its new BeWell program, UVA will provide the education, encouragement and guidance needed to access community resources, overcome obstacles and make healthy choices.
Heart & Vascular 10/6/2016
Heart & Vascular 10/6/2016Mobilizing the Experts to Optimize Cardiac Imaging
UVA cardiologists, radiologists and biomedical engineers are collaborating to expand on and develop new imaging techniques for cardiac patients.
Cancer 9/29/2016With a Growing Team of Physician-Scientists, UVA Is Increasing Immunotherapy Trials for Cancer
An expert in immunotherapy, Lawrence G. Lum, MD, DSc joins UVA Cancer Center as the scientific director of bone marrow transplantation. One of Lum’s priorities is pioneering a new method of activating the body’s own T cells to target tumor cells.
Heart & Vascular 9/23/2016
Heart & Vascular 9/23/2016Get to Know: Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon William Robinson, MD
Robinson specializes in complex lower extremity bypass and endovascular therapy for PAD, aortic aneurysm disease, cerebrovascular disease and hemodialysis access.
News Briefs 9/15/2016
News Briefs 9/15/2016National ‘100 Great Oncology Programs’ List Features UVA
Becker’s Hospital Review recognizes UVA Cancer Center for excellence in nursing care and treatment of complex cancers.
Heart & Vascular 9/8/2016
Heart & Vascular 9/8/2016Providing Greater Access to Endovascular Treatments for Vascular Disease
There are a number of trials available at UVA for vascular disease, providing additional options to patients who otherwise have few alternatives.
News Briefs 9/1/2016
News Briefs 9/1/2016Ensure Your Patients Receive UVA-Quality Care During Air Transport
UVA Pegasus Air and Ground Transport is the only agency with direct access to and knowledge of UVA services and providers, not to mention a commitment to the UVA inpatient care protocols.
New Faculty Profiles 8/13/2016
Endocrinology 8/13/2016Assume It’s Type 2? If Glucose Numbers Won’t Budge, It Could Be LADA
Know the signs of Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA), a rare type of diabetes frequently misdiagnosed as type 2 diabetes.
News Briefs 8/12/2016
Heart & Vascular 8/2/2016
New Faculty Profiles 8/1/2016
New Faculty Profiles 8/1/2016Get to Know: Endocrine Surgeon Philip Smith, MD
Endocrine surgeon Philip Smith, MD, specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal gland, including problems of function, as well as problems of mass effect resulting from a nodule or goiter.
News Briefs 7/21/2016
News Briefs 7/21/2016Four UVA Children’s Hospital Specialties Featured in U.S. News ‘Best Children’s Hospitals’ Rankings
The 2016-2017 “Best Children’s Hospital” guide from U.S. News & World Report highlights four nationally ranked specialties at UVA Children’s Hospital.
Orthopaedics 7/20/2016Innovative Procedure Utilizes Magnets to Lengthen Limbs with Less Pain, Less Bulk and Less Risk for Infection
Read a case study on the PRECICE® Intramedullary Limb Lengthening System, now being used at UVA to treat select patients with congenital short femur.
News Briefs 7/7/2016
News Briefs 7/7/2016New App Platform Aims to Improve In-Home Monitoring of Congenital Heart Patients
Two clinicians at UVA Children’s Hospital are working to strengthen the link between parents and providers after the patient is discharged from the hospital.
News Briefs 6/23/2016
News Briefs 6/23/2016Watch: Smartphone Takes a Wild Ride Through Hospital Pneumatic Tube System
UVA researchers used a smartphone’s accelerometer to assess the forces acting on blood samples during transit in the hospital’s pneumatic tube system.
News Briefs 6/17/2016
News Briefs 6/17/2016UVA Medical Center Names New Chief Operating Officer
William (Bill) Fulkerson, who has more than 15 years of leadership experience at academic medical centers, will begin as UVA Medical Center’s chief operating officer beginning Aug. 1.
Neurology 5/18/2016Pinpointing the Role of Genetics in Stroke Diagnosis and Treatment
UVA researchers have turned to genetics to learn more about the biology of ischemic stroke.
Cancer 5/16/2016Learn How to Integrate Palliative Care Into the Outpatient Setting
The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) has designated UVA Health System as a Palliative Care Learning Center (PCLC) for their success in providing comprehensive palliative care in the ambulatory setting.
gynecology 5/10/2016UVA Named to National List of 100 Great Women’s Health Programs
For the second consecutive year, UVA Medical Center has been honored by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of “100 hospitals and health systems with great women’s health programs.”
News Briefs 5/10/2016
News Briefs 5/10/2016UVA Cancer Center New Online Tools Give Patients More Opportunities to Get Informed
UVA Cancer Center has launched a social network that will build a community of informed, proactive individuals who want to leverage the knowledge and resources available to make the best decisions possible regarding their healthcare.
Heart & Vascular 5/10/2016
Heart & Vascular 5/10/2016UVA Leads Introduction of MRI-Compatible Pacemakers and Defibrillators
Physicians at UVA were among the first in the country to implant the Medtronic MRI-compatible three-lead Amplia MRI™ and Compia MRI™ ICDs, which provide pacing in both ventricles as well as the right atrium.
News Briefs 4/13/2016
News Briefs 4/13/2016Free Classes Help Educate Your Patients on Kidney Health
To help increase awareness about ways to prevent kidney disease, UVA Kidney Center is hosting a series of free classes to educate the public about kidney health.
Pulmonology 4/13/2016UVA Is Improving the Odds for Lung Transplant Patients
Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion extends the period of time lungs can remain viable outside of the body, giving lung recipients access to lungs in locations beyond the region in which they are listed.
Cancer 4/13/2016New Trial for High-Grade Gliomas Now Enrolling
High-grade glioma patients at UVA now have the opportunity to participate in Toca 5, an international clinical trial of a new, virus-based procedure that activates therapeutics selectively within the brain tumor, leading to fewer side effects.
Pediatrics 2/24/2016New Process for Transferring Patients to UVA Children’s Hospital
While this transfer process is very similar to our adult inpatient transfer process, there are some differences you need to be aware of.
Home Healthcare 2/24/2016
Home Healthcare 2/24/2016Continuum Extends Your Reach, Providing Expert Care to Complex Patients in the Home
Providing expert care to complex patients in the home, offering pediatric care, physical and occupational therapy, infusion services and more.
News Briefs 2/24/2016
News Briefs 2/24/2016
News Briefs 2/24/2016A Partnership to Expand Pediatric Liver Transplantation in Virginia
University of Virginia Children’s Hospital is partnering with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC to expand its pediatric liver transplant program.
News Briefs 2/24/2016
News Briefs 2/24/2016205 UVA Physicians Honored on Best Doctors in America List
205 University of Virginia Health System physicians selected as among the best in their respective fields.
Neurology 2/24/2016Venous Stent Procedure Providing Relief to Some Ehlers-Danlos Patients
UVA is one of the few centers offering endovascular venous stent placement to treat pseudotumor cerebri, a condition common among EDS patients.
Case Studies 1/11/2016
Case Studies 1/11/2016A Case Study for Stage IV Colorectal Cancer
A case study that highlights the benefits of having not only a skilled team of colorectal surgeons, but also an army of experienced providers from multiple disciplines collaborating to deliver advanced care to one very challenging patient.
Pulmonology 1/11/2016Differentiating Among Interstitial Lung Diseases
The UVA Interstitial Lung Disease Program is one of just 40 centers in the U.S. designated as a Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Care Network site, which speaks to the level of expertise and quality of care provided, as well as the progress being made at UVA in advancing treatment for these complex lung disorders.
Heart & Vascular 1/11/2016
Heart & Vascular 1/11/2016Get to Know: Cardiovascular Geneticist Matthew Wolf, MD
Read about Wolf’s efforts to apply the latest breakthroughs in genetics to the treatment of patients with heart disease.
News Briefs 1/11/2016
News Briefs 1/11/2016UVA Brain Discovery a Finalist for Science’s Breakthrough of the Year
A major discovery about the human brain made at the School of Medicine was named a top 10 finalist for Breakthrough of the Year.
News Briefs 1/11/2016
News Briefs 1/11/2016UVA Amherst Dialysis Named Top Mid-Atlantic Dialysis Facility
This is the second consecutive year UVA Amherst Dialysis has earned the Facility of the Year Award.
Heart & Vascular 1/11/2016
Heart & Vascular 1/11/20162015 Clinical Activity Report for Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
The new Clinical Activity Report for cardiothoracic and vascular surgery at UVA Heart and Vascular Center provides comprehensive data on our outcomes, procedures performed and more that will allow you to make an informed recommendation to your patients.
Practice Tips & Tools 11/17/2015
Heart & Vascular 11/17/2015
Dermatology 11/17/2015Get to Know: Pediatric Dermatologist Barrett Zlotoff, MD
Find out why Zlotoff considers education to be an integral part of his practice.
New Services 11/17/2015
News Briefs 11/17/2015
News Briefs 11/17/2015UVA Named One of 11 U.S. Palliative Care Leadership Centers
The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) has named University of Virginia Health System as one of 11 Palliative Care Leadership Centers™ in the U.S.
Practice Tips & Tools 11/17/2015
Practice Tips & Tools 11/17/2015In-Flight Emergencies Are More Common Than You Think
If you travel by plane, you may be called upon to render aid. Here are some tips to ensure you’re prepared.
News Briefs 9/30/2015
New Services 9/30/2015
Cancer 9/30/2015Making Positive Gains in the Treatment of Esophageal Cancer
UVA is stepping up its efforts to implement strategies for early diagnosis and is setting the standard for surgical outcomes nationwide.
Psychiatry 9/30/2015When Depression Doesn’t Budge, Alternative Treatments Are Available
Know when to move beyond pharmacotherapy and recommend alternative treatments such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
News Briefs 9/30/2015
Case Studies 9/30/2015
Case Studies 8/20/2015
Case Studies 8/20/2015For Active Patients, Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery May Shorten Recovery
Read a case study that reveals the types of patients who may benefit most from the anterior approach.
Neurology 8/20/2015Get to Know: Pediatric Neurosurgeon Kelly Mahaney, MD, MS
Learn more about Dr. Mahaney, who will be working alongside John Jane, Jr., MD, to treat epilepsy, tumors, spinal conditions, congenital abnormalities and more.
Cancer 8/20/2015Have Your Patients Considered Precision Breast IORT?
Precision Breast IORT is a unique form of IORT developed at UVA — now being examined in a Phase II clinical trial — that incorporates CT imaging and high-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy.
Heart & Vascular 8/20/2015
Heart & Vascular 8/20/2015New Pediatric Cardiology Clinic Now Open in Richmond
UVA specialists will provide evaluations and comprehensive condition management for children with all types of congenital and acquired heart conditions.
Cancer 8/20/2015Stem Cell Transplant Program Earns International Accreditation
UVA earns accreditation for its use of stem cells and bone marrow to treat patients with blood cancers, including leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma
News Briefs 8/20/2015
News Briefs 8/20/2015U.S. News Honors Five UVA Adult Specialties and Four UVA Pediatric Specialties
Diabetes and Endocrinology, Cancer, Nephrology, Orthopaedics and more are on the list of top-ranking specialties.
Cancer 8/20/2015Newsweek’s ‘Top Cancer Doctors 2015’ List Features 16 UVA Physicians
Out of almost 100,000 nominations, hospital leaders and cancer specialists developed the list of top cancer doctors.
Heart & Vascular 8/20/2015
Heart & Vascular 8/20/2015National Award for High-Quality Heart Attack Care Goes to UVA
UVA Health System is one of just 78 U.S. hospitals to receive an American College of Cardiology award for consistently meeting performance standards in treating heart attack patients.
News Briefs 8/20/2015
News Briefs 8/20/2015UVA Wins National Patient Safety, Orthopaedics Awards
The Medical Center has earned two 2015 national Women’s Choice Awards from WomenCertified, Inc.
Clinical Trial 8/20/2015
Heart & Vascular 7/13/2015
Heart & Vascular 7/13/2015
Heart & Vascular 7/13/2015New Heart Attack Recovery Clinic Aims to Reduce Readmissions
The new clinic will provide heart attack patients additional tools and a personalized plan for recovery within the first week after hospital discharge.
News Briefs 7/13/2015
News Briefs 7/13/2015UVA Among 7 Percent of Hospitals to Earn Magnet® Recognition
UVA Medical Center has received Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for its quality patient care, excellence in nursing care and innovative nursing practices.
Heart & Vascular 7/13/2015
Heart & Vascular 7/13/2015Two UVA Programs Recognized by the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association (AHA) has recognized the heart failure and stroke programs at UVA for exceeding quality measures.
News Briefs 7/13/2015
Pediatrics 7/13/2015Four UVA Children’s Hospital Specialties Ranked in U.S. News ‘Best Children’s Hospitals’ Guide
Pulmonology and orthopedics among those specialties recognized for patient outcomes and use of best practices.
Heart & Vascular 5/26/2015
Heart & Vascular 5/26/2015UVA Is Taking Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Out of the Headlines
As Virginia’s only HCM Center of Excellence, UVA is putting the focus on the thousands of patients who are living with HCM rather than those few who die suddenly from the disease.
Centers of Excellence 5/26/2015
Centers of Excellence 5/26/2015UVA Brain Injury and Sports Concussion Institute Pioneers New Paths in TBI Research
Learn what steps UVA BISC Institute is taking to ensure earlier diagnosis of brain injuries, a more tailored approach to treatment and better strategies for prevention.
Pediatrics 5/26/2015Get to Know: Plastic Surgeon Jonathan S. Black, MD
Find out why Black opted to uphold a family tradition, which clinics he calls home and what’s involved in repairing cleft palate.
Cancer 5/26/2015UVA Cancer Center Earns National Radiation Oncology Accreditation
UVA Cancer Center has been awarded a three-year accreditation in radiation oncology by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Uncategorized 5/26/2015UVA Heart Failure Program Wins American Heart Association Quality Awards
UVA’s heart failure program received two national quality awards for using treatment guidelines that speed recovery and reduce hospital readmissions for heart failure patients.
Neurology 5/26/2015UVA Health System Recertified As a Provider of the Highest Level of Epilepsy Care
UVA’s F.E. Dreifuss Comprehensive Epilepsy Program has been recertified as a Level 4 epilepsy center.
Heart & Vascular 5/26/2015
Orthopaedics 4/16/20153-D Intraoperative Imaging Proving Invaluable for Orthopaedic Surgery
Learn how UVA is utilizing the Artis zeego imaging system to improve outcomes for orthopaedic patients.
Orthopaedics 4/16/2015Easy Access to Orthopaedic Services at Zion Crossroads
Patients who live east of Charlottesville now have access to a variety orthopaedic services at UVA Medical Park Zion Crossroads.
News Briefs 4/16/2015
News Briefs 4/16/2015UVA Doc Named Among Top Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons in North America
Orthopedics This Week has named UVA orthopaedic surgeon David B. Weiss, MD, among 19 of the best orthopaedic trauma surgeons in North America.
New Faculty Profiles 4/16/2015
New Faculty Profiles 4/16/2015Growing Ortho Program Adds Third Foot and Ankle Specialist
With the addition of orthopaedic surgeon M. Truitt Cooper, MD, UVA now has three fellowship-trained orthopaedic foot and ankle specialists.
Case Studies 4/16/2015
Pediatrics 3/19/2015UVA Pediatric Endocrinology Expands, Adding Staff and Services
New division head David Repaske, MD, PhD, is overseeing a period of growth, adding pediatric endocrinology services to new sites, enriching offerings at existing clinics and improving response time.
New Services 3/19/2015
New Faculty Profiles 3/19/2015
New Faculty Profiles 3/19/2015Get to Know: Rhinologist and Endoscopic Surgeon Jose Gurrola, MD
Find out why he chose to specialize in rhinology and what he believes is a critical component when treating sinus issues.
Cancer 3/19/2015Not-to-Miss Cancer Events: Film Screening and Education Series
Register today for a live screening of the film based on the book “The Emperor of All Maladies” and an educational series featuring presentations by UVA’s leading cancer researchers.
News Briefs 3/19/2015
News Briefs 3/19/2015UVA and Bon Secours Expand Joint Clinical Programs
UVA and Bon Secours Health System will introduce new patient care partnerships in cardiovascular services, cancer, physician recruitment, population health, undergraduate and graduate medical education.
News Briefs 3/19/2015
News Briefs 3/19/2015
Cancer 3/19/2015UVA Palliative Care Clinic Founder Honored by the ACS
The American Cancer Society has honored Leslie Blackhall, MD, MTS, the founder of the Palliative Care Clinic at UVA Cancer Center, with a national award for improving cancer patients’ quality of life. Blackhall is one of seven winners of the 2015 American Cancer Society Lane W. Adams Quality of Life Award, which recognizes individuals like […]
Case Studies 3/19/2015
Case Studies 3/19/2015Implementing a New Standard of Stroke Care
Based on results from three recent studies, endovascular thrombectomy is becoming the standard of care for select ischemic stroke patients with large-vessel occlusion. Find out how UVA is responding to these new recommendations.
Heart & Vascular 2/11/2015
Heart & Vascular 2/11/2015Partnering with You to Get a Head Start on Aortic Emergencies
New Aortic Alert system helps ensure rapid transfer and treatment.
Heart & Vascular 2/11/2015
Heart & Vascular 2/11/2015Tools You Can Use to Improve Your Patients’ Heart Health
Learn about a UVA program having a big impact on women’s heart health in our community.
Heart & Vascular 2/11/2015
Heart & Vascular 2/11/2015UVA Among the First to Perform Robotic-Assisted Angioplasty
With this new approach to angioplasty, there are advantages for the proceduralist and the patient.
Heart & Vascular 2/11/2015
Heart & Vascular 2/11/2015Genetic Testing Can Improve Management of Inherited Heart Conditions
Find out when genetic testing is necessary and why it’s an advantage for patients and their families.
Heart & Vascular 2/11/2015
Heart & Vascular 2/11/2015New Cardiologists Bring New Approaches to Heart Failure Care and Physician Education
Three new cardiologists are helping UVA respond to changing environment.
New Faculty Profiles 1/14/2015
CME Opportunity 1/14/2015
CME Opportunity 1/14/2015Highlights of the 2015 Birdsong Pediatric Conference
This year’s event will include an open session for community members and keynote speaker Susan Hyman, MD, chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Autism.
News Briefs 1/14/2015
News Briefs 1/14/2015Chris A. Ghaemmaghami, MD, Named Chief Medical Officer
As CMO, Ghaemmaghami serves as the Medical Center’s senior physician, overseeing the Health System’s medical staff and working to ensure high-quality patient care and service.
News Briefs 1/14/2015
News Briefs 1/14/2015UVA Ranks In 95th Percentile for Breastfeeding Care
UVA ranked in the 95th percentile in a survey of 2,666 hospitals conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Cancer 1/14/2015Uncovering the Merits of a Novel Breast Imaging Technique
Mark B. Williams, PhD, has devoted the past decade to developing a new scanner that he hopes will give women and their physicians better diagnostic information.
Clinical Trial 12/16/2014
Clinical Trial 12/16/2014Innovative iTREAT Toolkit May Cut the Time to Stroke Treatment
Neurologist Andrew Southerland, MD, is spearheading a study to test the feasibility of mobile neurological assessments during ambulance transport for stroke victims.
Neurology 12/16/2014New Spine Center Surgeons Bring Expertise and Insight
UVA’s reputation for excellent spinal care is sustained by the recruitment of leading practitioners in the fields of neurosurgery and orthopaedics.
Neurology 12/16/2014Growing Neuromuscular Program Includes New Clinics and Providers
To effectively manage patients with diverse neuromuscular disorders, UVA has expanded its team of skilled specialists.
Neurology 12/16/2014Addition of Unique Subspecialties Adds Depth to Pediatric Neurology Program
By adding new faculty members with unique subspecialties and advanced training, the Pediatric Neurology Program continues to expand its services.
Neurology 12/16/2014UVA Neurosurgeon Leads Partnership for Safer High-Tech Surgery
Neurosurgeon Jason Sheehan, MD, is coordinating the development a first-of-its-kind patient registry in order to establish national benchmarks for stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS).
Neurology 12/16/2014Determining the Best Back-Up Treatment for Status Epilepticus
Neurologist Jaideep Kapur, MD, has organized the Established Status Epilepticus Treatment Trial (ESETT) to determine which of the three most common second-line treatments is most effective for status epilepticus.
gynecology 11/11/2014Case Study: A Less-Invasive, Long-Lasting Alternative to Treat Uterine Fibroids
UVA’s dedicated Uterine Fibroid Treatment Center offers a variety of treatment options for women with symptomatic uterine fibroids, including robotic laparoscopic hysterectomy.
Clinical Trial 11/11/2014
Clinical Trial 11/11/2014Using High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound to Treat Breast Fibroadenomas
A new application of non-invasive focused ultrasound technology is being explored at UVA with the launch of a study for benign tumors of the breast.
Neurology 11/11/2014UVA Spine Surgeons Listed Among Best in North America
Neurosurgeons Chris Shaffrey, MD, and Justin Smith, MD, PhD, have been named among the 18 best spine surgeons by Orthopedics This Week Magazine.
Heart & Vascular 11/11/2014
News Briefs 11/11/2014
News Briefs 11/11/2014Ebola Discovery Will Help Direct Development of Drugs to Treat or Prevent Infection
Researchers at UVA have uncovered a key element of the deadly Ebola virus that will provide a road map for future drug development.
News Briefs 11/11/2014
News Briefs 11/11/2014UVA Medical Center, Culpeper Regional Hospital Finalize Enhanced Partnership
University of Virginia Medical Center and Culpeper Regional Health System have finalized an agreement for UVA to become the sole member of Culpeper Regional Hospital (CRH). Under the agreement’s terms, UVA will invest $45 million in CRH and related healthcare enhancements. As part of the agreement, the newly created Culpeper Wellness Foundation will receive $5 […]
Heart & Vascular 11/11/2014
Heart & Vascular 11/11/2014A Data-Based Approach to Treating Microvascular Disease
In the absence of clear treatment guidelines, cardiologist Jamieson Bourque, MD, MHS, has launched his own clinical trial that he believes will provide a data-based approach to treating MVD.
Cancer 9/29/2014A Less Invasive Surgical Option for Mouth and Throat Cancers
Transoral robotic surgery allows surgeons to operate through the mouth rather than splitting the jawbone.
Cancer 9/29/2014To Grow a Successful Hem-Onc Program, Add Top Minds, Novel Research
UVA Cancer Center is growing its Stem Cell Transplant Program and pioneering new approaches to treat AML and other hematological malignancies.
Cancer 9/29/2014For the First Time, Cancer Care Tailored to Needs of Older Patients
With the launch of the Geriatric Oncology Clinic, Erika Ramsdale, MD, aims to guide specialists in selecting the best cancer treatment for aging patients.
Cancer 9/29/2014Introducing Three New Members of a Growing Thoracic Oncology Team
UVA is recruiting highly skilled clinicians and active research scientists who are dedicated to discovering and utilizing enhanced diagnostic tools and advanced treatments for thoracic malignancies.
Cancer 9/29/2014UVA Pioneers Image-Guided, High-Dose Brachytherapy for Breast Cancer
An experimental approach to treating breast cancer being tested at UVA allows doctors to administer significantly higher doses of cancer-killing radiation where it’s needed at the same time as tumor removal.
Cancer 9/29/2014The Next Generation of Cancer Treatments
With a recent $10 million NIH program project grant, UVA top minds are working to reveal the potential of nanotechnology to treat cancer. Get a breakdown of how these tiny particles enhance drug delivery and learn how UVA is putting them to use.
Cancer 9/29/2014Lung Cancer Screening Now Accessible to Those at Increased Risk
UVA has established the Comprehensive Lung Cancer Screening Program to identify those patients at elevated risk, diagnose lung cancer in its earliest stages and provide therapy when the disease is most treatable.
Cancer 9/29/2014Cancer Center Earns National Honor for Quality Care
UVA is among the “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs” according to Becker’s Hospital Review.
Heart & Vascular 8/26/2014
CME Opportunity 8/26/2014
News Briefs 8/26/2014
News Briefs 8/26/2014Seven UVA Specialties Recognized in the U.S. News ‘Best Hospitals’ Guide
UVA programs recognized for being among the top 25 percent in their respective specialties.
News Briefs 8/26/2014
Cancer 7/16/2014Leading the Way In Comprehensive Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Cancer Care
UVA has established a comprehensive program offering early detection measures, advanced treatment options and coordinated care for patients with HPB disorders.
Cancer 7/16/2014Making Bone Marrow Transplantation Accessible to More Patients
The Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program at UVA Cancer Center has been designated as a National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)/Be the Match® transplant center.
News Briefs 7/16/2014
News Briefs 7/16/2014Two UVA Children’s Hospital Specialties Honored in U.S. News ‘Best Children’s Hospitals’ Guide
Neonatology and pediatric urology specialties at UVA are nationally ranked in the 2014-2015 U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” guide.
News Briefs 7/16/2014
News Briefs 7/16/2014Federal Grant to Help Frail, Critically Ill Patients Receive Care Through UVA Telemedicine Network
The grant will will help connect UVA specialists to patients at Virginia senior centers, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes and dialysis centers that are long distances from a hospital.
News Briefs 7/16/2014
News Briefs 7/16/2014UVA’s Richard Shannon, MD, Appointed to Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan Boards
Richard Shannon, MD, has joined the boards of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
Case Studies 7/16/2014
New Services 6/5/2014
New Services 6/5/2014New Scheduling System to Streamline Referral Process
New scheduling system coming soon will improve access to clinics and customer service, reduce no-show rates and ensure efficient clinic activity.
Heart & Vascular 6/5/2014
Heart & Vascular 6/5/2014Specialized Intensive Care for Pediatric Heart Patients
A new pediatric cardiac intensive care unit will promote individualized care for those with complex cardiac needs.
Neurology 6/5/2014Heading Off Developmental Delays In Children with Congenital Heart Disease
Neuro-Cardiac Clinic provides early neurodevelopmental assessment and direct access to support services.
Pediatrics 6/5/2014Introducing: The Battle Building at UVA Children’s Hospital
The new home for more than 30 of our pediatric specialty clinics, is now open to patients.
Nephrology 5/20/2014Successfully Modifying the Risk for Acute Kidney Injury
UVA physicians and researchers are among the first in the nation working to lower the risk for acute kidney injury.
Heart & Vascular 5/20/2014
Heart & Vascular 5/20/2014Comprehensive Vascular Screening for Asymptomatic, At-Risk Patients
UVA Heart and Vascular Center is now offering asymptomatic, at-risk patients easy access to comprehensive vascular screening.
News Briefs 5/20/2014
Centers of Excellence 5/20/2014
Pediatrics 5/20/2014New UVA Children’s Hospital Outpatient Clinics Grand Opening
Mark your calendars for the grand opening of the Battle Building at UVA Children’s Hospital on June 14.
News Briefs 5/20/2014
News Briefs 5/20/2014
News Briefs 5/20/2014UVA Chosen for “100 Great Hospitals In America” List
National healthcare publication Becker’s Hospital Review has selected University of Virginia Medical Center to its 2014 listing of “100 Great Hospitals in America.”
Centers of Excellence 5/18/2014
Centers of Excellence 5/18/2014Reoperative Cardiac Surgery More Common, Less Risky
With patients outliving their initial heart “fix,” redo procedures are becoming more common. Today, approximately 30 percent of all open-heart surgeries done at UVA are reoperative procedures. Read a recent case study.
Transplant 4/17/2014Growing Virginia’s Only Comprehensive Organ Transplant Program
UVA continues to lead the state in the scope and volume of transplant procedures performed with above-average outcomes, giving patients with organ failure greater options for improved health.
Centers of Excellence 4/17/2014
Centers of Excellence 4/17/2014
Centers of Excellence 4/17/2014After CREST, Carotid Stenting a Viable Option for Some Stenosis Patients
Find out which patients are the best candidates for carotid stenting, proven as safe and effective as carotid endarterectomy in treating stenosis of the carotid artery.
Clinical Trial 4/17/2014
Neurology 4/17/2014UVA Joins National Neuroscience Clinical Trials Group
UVA is now one of just 28 hospitals in the U.S. participating in NeuroNEXT (the Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials).
News Briefs 4/17/2014
News Briefs 4/17/2014181 UVA Doctors Chosen for “Best Doctors In America®” List
UVA Health System had 181 physicians honored in the 2014 Best Doctors in America® List.
News Briefs 4/17/2014
News Briefs 4/17/2014UVA and Culpeper Regional Hospital Negotiating Enhanced Partnership
UVA currently owns 49 percent of Culpeper Regional Hospital (CRH), and negotiations are now under way to make UVA a majority member of CRH.
Neurology 4/17/2014Statewide Education Series on Alzheimer’s Featuring UVA Experts
UVA dementia experts and others will offer evidence-based training for providers.
Practice Tips & Tools 4/17/2014
Practice Tips & Tools 4/17/2014Top Five Reasons You Should Be Using EpicCare Link
Proven to be an invaluable tool for UVA referring physicians, EpicCare Link is a free, web-based system that allows you to stay informed about your patients’ status. Find out why others are signing up and why you should, too.
News Briefs 2/27/2014
News Briefs 2/27/2014More Partnerships Between Doctors and Hospitals Strengthen Coordinated Care for Medicare Beneficiaries
Well Virginia has been selected as one of 123 new Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in Medicare, together providing approximately 1.5 million more Medicare beneficiaries with access to high-quality, coordinated care across the United States
Heart & Vascular 2/27/2014
Heart & Vascular 2/27/2014Endovascular Aneurysm Repair Now an Option for More Patients
With the new fenestrated endograft, select patients with pararenal aortic aneurysms are now candidates for a minimally invasive endovascular procedure. Could your patient benefit?
Heart & Vascular 2/27/2014
Heart & Vascular 2/27/2014
Heart & Vascular 2/27/2014Less Invasive ICD Prevents Deadly Arrhythmias With Reduced Risk for Infection
UVA is now offering this less invasive alternative to the standard implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD).
News Briefs 2/26/2014
News Briefs 2/26/2014Augusta Health Collaboration and Concussion CME Opportunity
Learn about a new collaborative effort between Augusta Health and UVA, as well as an event on concussion awareness sponsored by UVA and approved for CME credit.
Practice Tips & Tools 2/26/2014
Practice Tips & Tools 2/26/2014What You Need to Know About UVA Clinical Trials
UVA offers access to novel treatments sooner through clinical trials. Get tips on finding a trial for your patient, assessing eligibility and talking with your patient about the pros and cons of participating in clinical studies.
Cancer 1/21/2014Intraoperative Radiation Therapy Now with Image Guidance
Breast care specialists at UVA Cancer Center are utilizing an enhanced form of IORT that will allow for improved treatment planning and greater precision.
Neurology 1/21/2014Dedicated Brain Injury and Concussion Clinic Now Open
With this new dedicated clinic, patients and referring physicians will now have easier access to UVA’s leading head injury specialists and the advanced level of care they provide.
Heart & Vascular 1/20/2014
Heart & Vascular 1/20/2014Interventional Cardiologist Taking A Holistic Approach to Amputation Prevention
Kanwar Singh, MD, has committed himself to not only mastering advanced revascularization techniques but also to providing comprehensive care to vascular patients.
News Briefs 1/20/2014
Case Studies 1/19/2014
Case Studies 1/19/2014More Viable Lungs, More Transplant Success Stories
With an NIH grant, UVA researchers are striving to make more donor lungs viable for transplant. One case study reveals how organ availability and team expertise helped save the life of a patient with cystic fibrosis.
New Services 12/3/2013
New Services 12/3/2013Timely Consult for Your Complex Pediatric Patients
The Diagnostic Referral Clinic at UVA Children’s Hospital gives you easy access to a general pediatrician who has extensive consultative experience with difficult-to-diagnose cases.
New Faculty Profiles 12/3/2013
New Faculty Profiles 12/3/2013Committed to Providing Your Patients Optimal Service
Bush Bell, the Health System’s new Patient Experience Officer, aims to ensure customer service is a key component of care delivery.
Heart & Vascular 12/3/2013
Heart & Vascular 12/3/2013UVA-Led Study Spurs FDA Approval of MitraClip Device
A UVA-led study reveals the promise of a new device for treating those patients with severe degenerative mitral regurgitation who are at prohibitive risk for open surgery. The MitraClip is one more promising addition to the arsenal of advanced procedures offered at UVA for those with MR.
New Faculty Profiles 10/22/2013
News Briefs 10/22/2013
News Briefs 10/22/2013New Clinic Opening and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness
Find out about specialty services now being offered at our new Zion Crossroads location and watch a video about sudden cardiac arrest prevention.
Centers of Excellence 10/22/2013
Centers of Excellence 10/22/2013Reducing Stroke Risk In Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
UVA is one of the only centers in Virginia offering three minimally invasive procedures to occlude the left atrial appendage, which has shown promising results in reducing blood clots and, thus, lowering the risk for stroke in AF patients who cannot take blood thinners.
Uncategorized 4/18/2013Printable Fact Sheets
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