Welcome from the Chief

Welcome from the Chief



Our mission is to provide excellence and innovation in the care of patients, the training of health professionals, and the creation and sharing of health knowledge.


In all that we do, we work to benefit human health and improve the quality of life.  We will be:

  • a community of caring people committed to our patients, our neighbors, and each other and committed to the professional development of our staff and faculty.
  • the provider of the best complex clinical care in Virginia and surrounding states, with national recognition in selected areas.
  • a highly effective organization which is committed to providing exceptional service to our patients.
  • a model of creative teaching and learning.
  • an organization dedicated to discovery and the application of innovative science.
Steven M. Cohn, MD, PhD
Chief, Gastroenterology-Hepatology


This institution exists to serve others, and does so through the expression of our care values:

  • Respect:   to recognize the dignity of every person.
  • Integrity:   to be honest, fair and trustworthy.
  • Stewardship:   to manage resources responsibly.
  • Excellence:   to work at the highest level of performance, with a commitment to continuous improvement.