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Get to know your doctor; meet a heroic nurse: Go behind the scenes of UVA hospital with up-close portraits of the people who provide patient care, conduct the cutting-edge research, provide the services that keep the medical center running.

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7 Quick Questions: Meet Dr. Craig Portell
People of UVA 12/8/2014

Ever wonder what your doctor or health provider does outside the exam room? Our 7 Quick Questions series gives you a personal glimpse into the people of UVA. Craig Portell, MD, practices hematology oncology at the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. 1. What did you want to be when you were little?  Depends on…

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Small Cell vs. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Q&A with Ryan Gentzler, MD
People of UVA 11/26/2014

Ryan Gentzler, MD, is a medical oncologist at UVA Cancer Center who specializes in lung cancer.  [caption id="attachment_9169" align="alignright" width="240"] Ryan Gentzler, MD | UVA Cancer Center[/caption] What is small cell lung cancer? Small cell lung cancer is a type of cancer that forms from neuroendocrine cells, or specialized cells…

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Why Would I Want to Go to A Teaching Hospital? AMC Myths Dispelled
People of UVA 11/19/2014

An interview with Dr. Susan Kirk, co-director of UVA’s High Risk Medical Obstetrical Clinic and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education. Many Virginians have to travel long distances to access medical care, but I am fortunate to live in a town with two hospitals. One is a community hospital and…

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7 Quick Questions: Meet Dr. Jonathan Swanson
People of UVA 11/12/2014

Ever wonder what your doctor or health provider does outside the exam room? Our 7 Quick Questions series gives you a personal glimpse into the people of UVA. Jonathan R. Swanson, MD, is the medical director for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and an assistant professor of pediatrics. 1. What did you want…

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7 Quick Questions: Meet Thoracic Surgeon Benjamin Kozower
People of UVA 9/24/2014

Ever wonder what your doctor or health provider does outside the exam room? Our 7 Quick Questions series gives you a personal glimpse into the people of UVA. Benjamin D. Kozower, MD, MPH, is a thoracic surgeon and associate professor of surgery and public health sciences. What did you want to be when…

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Hospital Volunteering: A High School Student’s Perspective
People of UVA 6/23/2014

Cassie Hobbs is a rising high school senior, and this is her third summer volunteering through our junior volunteer program. Check out what she wrote last year. [caption id="attachment_8445" align="alignright" width="410"] Elisia Holderfield (left) and Ashley Bond lead hospital junior volunteers in a HIPAA and safety game.[/caption] There’s a lot…

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7 Quick Questions: Genetic Counselor Matthew J. Thomas
People of UVA 6/19/2014

Ever wonder what your doctor or health provider does outside the exam room? Our 7 Quick Questions series gives you a personal glimpse into the people of UVA. Matthew J. Thomas ScM, GCG is a genetic counselor at UVA Children's Hospital. What did you want to be when you were little? I emailed…

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7 Quick Questions: Meet Cancer Surgeon Dr. Todd Bauer
People of UVA 5/12/2014

Ever wonder what your doctor or health provider does outside the exam room? Our 7 Quick Questions series gives you a personal glimpse into the people of UVA. Todd W. Bauer, MD is associate professor of surgery in UVA's Division of Surgical Oncology. What did you want to be when you were…

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Organ Transplants: The People and Process Behind the Scenes
People of UVA 4/28/2014

12 hours. That’s the maximum amount of time doctors have to transplant a liver once they remove it from a donor. During that 12 hours, a carefully orchestrated dance must take place behind the scenes, one where doctors and staff from different organizations must work together in perfect step as…

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