Author: School of Medicine Webmaster

Martha Zeiger, MD Appointed Chair of the Department of Surgery


Dr. Zeiger was recently appointed as the chair of the Department of Surgery. Read Dean Wilkes' welcome letter below.

U.S. News & Word Report Ranks UVA as No. 1 Hospital in Virginia


The 2017-18 U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” guide rates University of Virginia Medical Center as the No. 1 hospital in Virginia and honors 11 UVA specialties as among the best in the U.S

Bold UVA Research Could End Lung Shortages, Save Lives of Recipients


The National Institutes of Health are investing more than $8.6 million in several promising areas of UVA research related to lung transplants that could make a major difference in patients’ lives

On the Front Lines of Cancer Research


Department of Surgery faculty Craig Slingluff, MD and Ileana Mauldin, PhD are undertaking groundbreaking cancer research in immune therapy that is helping to improve the methods by which cancer treatment is approached.

UVA Led Research Teams Publish Medicare Disparity Study


Expanding Medicaid coverage is associated with better outcomes for heart surgery patients, according to a study led by University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers.

Carter Immunology Center’s Research Moves From Frontier to Front-and-Center


UVA Today recently featured a story highlight the collaboration between Department of Surgery faculty member, Craig Slingluff and Victor H. Engelhard

This Surgeon is Redefining the Possibilities of Organ Transplant Surgery


Dr. Jose Oberholzer, the director of UVA’s Charles O. Strickler Transplant Center, explains advances in robotic transplant surgery and his plans for innovative treatment research.

What to Know About the Rise in Colorectal Cancer Rates Among Young Adults


Department of Surgery Faculty member Dr. Charles Friel explains recent news of a rise in instances of colorectal cancer and what younger patients should be paying attention to in order to catch it early.