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UVA Heart and Vascular, Neurosurgery, Spine and Orthopedics Recognized Among Top 100

Becker’s Hospital Review has once again ranked UVA among the top 100 hospitals and health systems in the country with great heart, neurosurgery, spine and orthopedics programs. This is the third consecutive year the heart program has received this recognition and the fifth consecutive year the orthopedics, neurosurgery and spine programs have been honored. To compile its list of hospitals with top heart programs, Becker’s looked at a host of rankings …


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195 UVA Physicians Chosen For ‘Best Doctors In America’ List

The “2017-2018 Best Doctors in America” List by Best Doctors Inc. honors 195 University of Virginia Health System physicians among the best in their respective specialties. Approximately 4 percent of U.S. physicians are named to the list, according to Best Doctors Inc. “The physicians included in the ‘Best Doctors in America’ database provide the most advanced medical expertise and knowledge to patients with serious conditions – often saving lives in …


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Two Former Fellows Join the Surgical Team at UVA Heart & Vascular Center

Originally published on UVA Physician Resource UVA Health System has added two new faculty members to the Department of Surgery, both of whom completed their fellowship training at UVA. “Our fellowship program has a reputation for being highly competitive,” says Martha Ziegler, MD, the newly appointed chair of the Department of Surgery, who recently joined UVA from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “As a result, we have the opportunity to …


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National “100 Great Heart Programs” List Features UVA

Originally published on Connect Becker’s Hospital Review has named University of Virginia Heart and Vascular Center at UVA Medical Center to the national healthcare publication’s 2017 list of 100 hospitals and health systems with great heart programs. “The hospitals named on this list are national leaders in cardiovascular healthcare,” according to Becker’s. “Many institutions pioneered groundbreaking procedures and remain on the forefront of heart care today. All have received recognition for delivering top-notch …


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Listen: Live Well Segment on WINA

Nurses Robin Shifflett and Cindy Kennedy join in “Live Well” on WINA to discuss “Nurse Navigators.” Listen to how nurse navigators at UVA help patients transition from the hospital to home.


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Research Resident Mike Cullen, MD Presents at ATVB and VRIC

Vascular Research Initiatives Conference May 3, 2017 Minneapolis The 31st annual Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC), presented by the Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS), is a one-day session preceding the main ATVB/PVD meeting, uniquely designed to foster interaction among top scientists of diverse disciplines who are investigating peripheral vascular disease and its treatments. The conference is also dedicated to stimulating and encouraging interest in research among trainees who are aspiring …


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2017 Resident Research Day

Pictured above are UVA’s Anna Fashandi, MD and Lily Johnston, MD presenting at the Department of Surgery’s 2017 Resident Research Day. The annual Resident Research Day allows residents and post-doctorates to exhibit their research efforts as either oral or poster presentations. The research often results in further presentations and publications in other forums – including presentations at local, regional, or national meetings and publications in peer reviewed journals.


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VVSG Spring 2017 Meeting | April 13, 2017

The Virginia Vascular Study group met at the University of Virginia’s Pin Hall Conference Center on April 13, 2017. Click below to see photos of the conference.


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James H. Mehaffey, MD | Founders Award Recipient

Congratulations to UVA resident James H. Mehaffey on receiving the annual Founders Award from the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery. His work, titled “Lower Extremity Bypass is Associated with Lower Short-Term Major Adverse Limb Events and Equivalent Major Adverse Cardiac Events Compared to Endovascular Intervention in A National Cohort with Critical Limb Ischemia”, received the prestigious award following it’s presentation at the 2017 SAVS Annual Meeting. The award recognizes one resident …


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4 Central celebrates opening of 3 additional VIMU beds Today

The Vascular Intermediate Medical Unit (VIMU) is a high-acuity intermediate care unit that cares for medical and surgical vascular patients that need a high level of monitoring. The patient to nurse staffing ratio is 3:1. Vascular and endovascular surgical patients undergoing Carotid Endarterectomy, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, and patients on Thrombolytic are examples of some of the type of patients that are cared for on this unit. The team consists of …


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Get to Know: Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon William Robinson, MD

The complex health needs of the patient population: this is one of the reasons William Robinson, MD, chose to pursue a career in vascular and endovascular surgery. Vascular disease is often the product of hypertension, diabetes or high cholesterol. As a result, treating a vascular patient surgically requires collaboration with his or her primary care physician, as well as cardiologists, endocrinologists and other specialists, a process that Robinson relishes. In …


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Venous Leg Ulcer Research | Catherine Ratliff, PhD, APRN-BC, GNP-BC, CWOCN

Catherine is part of a national task force of the wound ostomy continence society that has developed a venous leg ulcer algorithm which launched recently. She is the first author of The JWOCN article published and may be viewed here. A consensus and evidence- based algorithm was constructed to aid clinicians select and apply compression for primary prevention, treatment, and prevention of recurrent VLU in patients with CVI. It is …


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NP David Strider Lauded for International Work

Hearty congratulations to UVA School of Nursing alumnus David Strider, who recently received the 2016 Service Award from UVA nursing honor society Beta Kappa for his work with PROSAMI, a group that promotes infant and maternal health in the Congo. David (pictured, at left) was honored along with Sister Agnes, a former UVA PICU nurse, who has worked with him to further the education of African midwives — has taught undergraduate …


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Congratulations Michael K Gyampoh, MHSc RVT

Congratulations to Michael K Gyampoh, MHSc RVT who was recently appointed to the Society for Vascular Ultrasound Board of Directors for a 3 year term. SVU has been dedicated to the advancement of noninvasive vascular technology used in the diagnosis of vascular disease. The Society has a diverse membership of over 5,000 vascular technologists, surgeons, cardiologists, lab directors and many more.  


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Visiting Professor | Dr. Samuel R. Money

<►> Dr. Upchurch welcomed Dr. Samuel R. Money as our Kenneth Cherry, MD Lecturer during Surgery Grand Rounds on March 30, 2016.  Dr. Money is currently Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Consultant for the Division of Vascular Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. The title of his presentation was “Lessons Learned in Business School” Bio Dr. Samuel R. Money is a Professor of Surgery in the College …


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Congratulations, Amani Politano!

Congratulations to Amani Politano who won the Best Resident in Simulation Award at the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery 2015 annual meeting. The meeting was held in Las Vegas, NV and featured presentation from residents and faculty from around the country.


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Congratulations to the 2015 School of Medicine Award Winners

Team Science Award Aortic Aneurysm Group Gary Owens,PhD Gorav Ailawadi, MD Gilbert Upchurch, MD Dean’s Award Clinical Excellence – Master Clinician Award J. Michael Jaeger, MD, PhD Dean’s Award Clinical Excellence Robert Thiele, MD Gorav Ailawadi, MD The 2015 Academy of Distinguished Educator member: Margaret C. Tracci, MD, JD, Assistant Professor of Surgery


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Visiting Professor | Dr. Michael S Conte

Dr. Michael S. Conte was a guest speaker for Surgery Grand Rounds on Wednesday September 9, 2015. Dr. Conte is currently Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the University of California in San Francisco and is a well-known expert in his field.  His presentation is titled  “Resolving Vascular Injury: A New Pharmacology” Biography Dr. Michael Conte received his medical degree in 1986 at Albert Einstein College …


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