Fidel A. Valea, MD
Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
1 Riverside Circle, Suite 300
Roanoke, VA 24016
Education and Training
- State University of New York at Stony Brook: M.D.
- Columbia University, School of Applied Sciences: B.S.
Dr. Valea joined Carilion in the fall of 2016 as Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology for Carilion Clinic and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine following a distinguished academic and leadership career that includes professor with tenure, vice chair of education, residency program director and fellowship program director in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Duke University School of Medicine. He was also section head of Gynecologic Oncology and residency director at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine prior to his tenure at Duke. He has served as a visiting professor at universities across the globe; and authored or co-authored more than 100 articles, abstracts, peer-reviewed chapters and educational tapes. For the past 6 years, Dr. Valea has been the chair of the Fellowship Directors Committee for the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, and served on the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. With a national reputation for education he is a member of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics and has been active on the on the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He continues to be a key member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Fellowship Transition Committee and on the Board of Directors for the Society of Gynecologic Oncology. A member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, he has won numerous regional and national teaching awards. He also serves on the board of directors of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer and Carol’s Cause. At Carilion Clinic, Dr. Valea works in a dyad partnership with Michelle Franklin, Vice President of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He and his wife, Renea, have four children.