The University and Environs
Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia, UVA offers twenty-first-century education and resources in an historical setting. UVA Health System includes the hospital and medical center, the schools of medicine and nursing, and the health sciences library. UVa Health System is designated as a Level I trauma center. We receive referrals from a large geographical region, including Charlottesville, central Virginia and surrounding states; our residents and fellows thus have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with referring physicians from a variety of locations and settings.
UVA Hospital and Medical Center and affiliated clinics are fully accredited by the American Medical Association, the American College of Surgeons, and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The main University Hospital consists of 632 beds on eight floors, organized along the service center concept, and employs a staff of over 4,000. For more information about UVA Health System, go here.
- three cardiac catheterization laboratories which perform approximately 3800 cardiac catheterizations/year
- a modern pulmonary function laboratory
- a stat laboratory for the immediate performance of blood gas analysis and electrolyte studies
- a pediatric intensive care unit
- a newborn intensive care unit
- an accredited non-invasive vascular laboratory
- a coronary care unit
- three fully-equipped and active cardiovascular research laboratories
- a Heart Center Clinic designed to provide outpatient care for cardiothoracic patients along with other Heart Center patients
- a Division of Pediatric Cardiology performing 200 pediatric cardiac catheterization per year and operating 8 field clinics each month in rural areas of Virginia
- a team of certified clinical perfusionists who conduct all clinical cardiac perfusions