The Department of Internal Medicine is comprised of 15 sections that include
General Internal Medicine
Allergy and Immunology
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep Medicine
Each section sustains clinical, teaching, and research missions.
Clinical care is carried out in the seven hospitals that comprise Carilion Clinic throughout the western part of Virginia that constitute the major teaching venues for the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. Comprehensive clinical care is provided to a diverse population, from across the socio-economic spectrum.
Our faculty mentor and teach medical students, residents, and fellows in both didactic and clinical settings, through ACGME-accredited resident and fellow training programs. Cutting edge clinical, basic, and translational research is carried out in conjunction with the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC and Carilion Clinic.
The Internal Medicine department supports the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine value domains in the following ways:
Our faculty instructs medical students, residents, and fellows, incorporating basic science knowledge and principles, to foster our understanding of disease processes and advance clinical care. An understanding of basic pathophysiologic principles is central to formulating hypotheses for research projects, constructing accurate differential diagnoses, and choosing treatment options wisely.
The faculty of the Department of Internal Medicine provides much of the teaching for third- and fourth-year medical students at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine during their clinical clerkships and elective rotations. Our physicians and faculty carry out many clinical trial protocols that directly test new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, and also quality initiatives that enhance patient safety and care.
Our faculty, often in conjunction with colleagues at Virginia Tech, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, carry out basic and translational research projects that form the basis for making accurate diagnoses and proper therapeutic decisions that lead the way forward to better treatment options and outcomes.
Health Systems Science and Interprofessional Practice
The Department of Internal Medicine offers students exposure to the science of health systems and interprofessional practice. Some examples include interdisciplinary rounds on inpatient floors, collaborative work between physicians and advance clinical providers, and many others to provide optimal patient care through education and research. In addition, students learn firsthand concepts such as population health, quality and safety, health systems analysis, health care finance, value-based care, informatics, and health disparities.
Not all student research projects are represented here, only those that have been published.