The Department of Internal Medicine is comprised of 15 sections that include

General Internal Medicine

Infectious Diseases

Rheumatology

Cardiology

Neurology

Dermatology

Gastroenterology

Endocrinology

Nephrology

Allergy and Immunology

Hospitalist Medicine

Geriatrics/Palliative Care

Hematology/Oncology

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 Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and Carilion Clinic.

Value Domains

The Internal Medicine department supports the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine value domains in the following ways:

Basic Science

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.

Clinical Science

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.

Research

Our faculty, often in conjunction with colleagues at Virginia Tech, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and the Virginia Tech Carilion 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.

Interprofessionalism

The Department of Internal Medicine values interprofessionalism and practices it each and every day. Some examples of these interactions include interdisciplinary rounds on inpatient floors, collaborative work between physicians and advance clinical providers, and interactions with nurses, social workers, case managers, physical and respiratory therapists, administrators, chaplains, and many others to provide optimal patient care through education and research.

Student Research

Not all student research projects are represented here, only those that have been published.