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Watch brave patients tell their stories of health problems; meet the doctors who saved their lives. Learn about new surgeries, treatments, medical innovations taking place at UVA Health.

Tory Nikki Living Kidney Transplant
How Social Media Helped a UVA Kidney Transplant Patient
Patient Stories, Videos 3/14/2016

When Tory Kemp found out he would need a kidney transplant, a friend of his posted Kemp's story on Facebook. Nikki Ward saw the post and immediately responded. She and Kemp had gone to a Virginia Beach area high school and although they knew of each other, the two ran in different circles. Now, a few decades after graduating, their paths would cross again.

Hackensaw Boys singer David Sickmen was treated for vocal cord polyps at UVA.
Hackensaw Boys Singer Treated for Vocal Polyps
Patient Stories, Videos 1/25/2016

At 18, David Sickmen started playing music and singing. He never planned on making music a career, but by age 30 he had formed The Hackensaw Boys, a hard-rocking bluegrass band based out of Charlottesville. After years of singing, Sickmen began to feel pain and noticed that his vocals were changing.

Leslie Waller, who had a liver transplant, and husband Quincy
A Liver Transplant at 33: A Life-Changing Experience
Patient Stories, Videos 12/11/2015

Hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma is a rare liver cancer that affects just one in one million people. But the odds weren’t in Leslie Waller’s favor. At 33, she was healthy and enjoying her job as a high school administrator. Then she began having horrible abdominal pains. [caption id="attachment_10985" align="alignright" width="300"] Leslie…

From NICU to College: One Girl’s Journey
Patient Stories, Videos 11/2/2015

As soon as she gave birth to her daughter, Michelle Tucker knew something was wrong. Just days after Savannah was born, she was airlifted to the University of Virginia Medical Center and underwent her first of many surgeries. Physicians told Michelle and her husband Michael that their newborn baby was…

Kathleen McManus, MD
Research Roundup, Oct. 2015: Heart Disease Risk for Teens video post
News & Events, Videos 10/30/2015

This month, researchers announced a new diagnostic test that can help physicians predict teenagers’ future risk of developing heart disease. Researchers also looked at the effects of weight-loss surgery, the heart’s reliance on blood sugar, how the Affordable Care Act benefited low-income HIV patients in Virginia and the number of…

breast cancer awareness
Breast Cancer Awareness Month at UVA
News & Events, Videos 10/2/2015

Most people recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But maybe it should be September in Charlottesville. Every Labor Day weekend, 3,500 women run or walk four miles to raise money for UVA breast cancer prevention services, including mammograms for uninsured and low-income women. Along the way, they hear about…

Dr. Nicole Deal
7 Quick Questions: Meet Hand Surgeon Dr. Nicole Deal
People of UVA, Videos 8/20/2015

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. Nicole Deal, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at UVA. She specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery at the Hand Center. 1. Why did you…

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