University of Virginia School of Medicine

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University of Virginia School of Medicine
Established 1819
Type Public
Dean Nancy E. Dunlap
Location Charlottesville, Virginia, US
Website School of Medicine at UVA

The University of Virginia School of Medicine is a medical school located in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States. The tenth medical school to open in the United States, it has been part of the University of Virginia since the University's establishment in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson. The school's facilities are on the University of Virginia Grounds adjacent to the historic Academical Village, and it shares a close association with the University of Virginia Health System.

The current dean of the School of Medicine is pulmonologist Nancy E. Dunlap. Dunlap became dean on August 1, 2013, succeeding Steven T. DeKosky. DeKosky remains on faculty as an Alzheimer's disease researcher.


In 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked the UVA School of Medicine 26th in the nation for research and 18th for primary care. UVA is one of just five schools in the mid-Atlantic region, including Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to be included in the Top 30 in the research category.[1]

Notable faculty[edit]

The faculty of the School of Medicine are recognized nationally and internationally. The faculty includes 15 members of the Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Sciences; three members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; 12 members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; five recipients of the Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award; four recipients of the Virginia Outstanding Scientist Award; and two recipients of the Virginia Life Achievement Award in Science.[2]

Notable alumni[edit]

Travis Lane Stork - American emergency physician and television personality, best known for appearing on The Bachelor, and as the host of the syndicated daytime talk show, The Doctors. He earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia in 2003.

J. Hartwell Harrison - pioneer in organ transplantation surgery, member of the class of '32

Charles Taylor Pepper - the original inspiration for the Dr Pepper brand, according to the Dr Pepper/Seven Up company. Born in Montgomery County, Virginia, he earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia in 1855.

Mike Fisher - two-time Hermann Trophy winner and former UVA Soccer midfielder. Fisher was chosen second overall in the 1997 MLS College Draft, but instead decided to enroll in the School of Medicine.

Walter Reed - physician and discoverer of the yellow fever vaccine.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. News & World Report
  2. ^ "Highlights of Faculty Achievements". Factbook, UVA School of Medicine. Retrieved 2008-05-02. 

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