John D. Gazewood, MD, MSPH

John D. Gazewood, MD, MSPH

Professional photo of John Gazewood taken 9/2012

John D. Gazewood, MD, MSPH
Associate Professor
Residency Program Director
Medical Director of Primary Care Center Clinic


MD Degree: Vanderbilt University
Residency: University of Missouri-Columbia

Dr. Gazewood received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Grinnell College in Iowa, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed a residency in Family Medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and practiced in the small town of Madisonville, TN for 5 years, before returning to the University of Missouri to complete a geriatric fellowship and earn a masters of science in public health. Dr.Gazewood joined the faculty at the University of Virginia in 1997. He has been heavily involved in teaching medical students and residents, and he is currently the Residency Program Director for Family Medicine. He is also the Medical Director of the Primary Care Center practice and is very interested in improving the quality of care provided for patients. He has been selected toBest Doctors in America in 2008, 2010 and 2012, and has served on the Geriatric Board Exam committee, as well as the editorial boards of the Geriatric Review Syllabus and the Journal of Graduate Medical Education. He is board certified in Family Medicine and in Geriatrics.  Dr.Gazewood has been married to his wife, Patty, for 25 years, and they have 4 children. In his free time, Dr. Gazewood watches his sons play soccer, and his daughters dance, act and sing. He is active member of St Thomas Aquinas Catholic church, and he is an assistant scoutmaster, and enjoys outdoor activities, especially cycling, running, hiking and fly-fishing.


  • Harrison Teaching Associate Professor in Family Medicine;
  • Master Educator Award, 2011
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2002
  • Steven A. Meixel Award for Excellence in Resident Teaching, 2001
  • American Geriatric Society Annual Conference Poster Award, Geriatric Education, 1997