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Clinical Areas

With over 50 faculty members who practice in a wide array of clinical settings, the Division of General Internal Medicine is the largest in the Department of Internal Medicine and cares for both inpatients and outpatients in a number of different practice sites.  The Division also has faculty members dedicated to research activities, which cover a range of topics and involve collaborators from the Department, the School of Medicine, and the University community at large. 

The Division of General Internal Medicine is comprised of two main clinical sections: Ambulatory Medicine and Hospital Medicine.

Ambulatory Medicine

Division faculty members provide direct patient care at two sites: the Faculty Practice in the Ambulatory Care Center, located on the main medical campus in downtown Richmond; and the Women’s Health Center at Stony Point, located just south of the James River while remaining within the city limits. The faculty provides comprehensive, expert primary care to a diverse population of adult patients. The faculty also act as supervising attending physicians in the Primary Care Resident Clinic, which is one of the major ambulatory teaching sites for Internal Medicine residents and is located in the Ambulatory Care Center. In addition to their educational role in the ambulatory practice, many faculty members in this section also attend on the inpatient house staff services, where they supervise both students and residents in the care of hospitalized patients.

Contact Information

Faculty Practice at the Ambulatory Care Center: (804) 828-9357
Women’s Health Center at Stony Point: (804) 560-8950

Hospital Medicine

Division faculty members provide direct patient care to inpatients hospitalized at the VCU Medical Center via a robust and busy hospitalist service, with 3 non-house staff teams staffed by hospital medicine faculty.  Hospital medicine faculty (also called hospitalists) staff the General Medicine Inpatient Consult service to provide expert advice on the medical management of patients hospitalized on the non-medical services.  The hospitalists also attend on the inpatient house staff services, providing a substantial portion of the Division’s inpatient educational efforts, with 2 of the 5 house staff inpatient services covered by hospitalists. In addition to their clinical and educational work, the hospitalist faculty are actively engaged in many hospital and health system-wide efforts focused on patient safety, quality improvement, medical informatics and the electronic health record.

Contact Information

Academic Hospitalist Service: (804) 828-3144