John Schorling, MD, MPH
I received my MD degree from Ohio State University and completed residency training in internal medicine at the University of Virginia where I was Chief Resident and then a Fellow in Geographic Medicine. I subsequently was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Washington where I received the Master of Public Health degree. I returned to UVa and joined the Division of General, Geriatric, Palliative and Hospital Medicine in 1988 (it didn’t have such a long name and was just General Medicine then). I am one of the original faculty who started the Generalist Scholars Program, and I have been actively involved with the program since its inception.
I am now the Harry T. Peters, Sr., Professor Medicine, Public Health Sciences and Nursing and Director of the UVa Clinician Wellness Program and the Mindfulness Center. My clinical interests are broad, as they are for many generalists, and include the care of underserved populations, promoting healthy behaviors, teaching mindfulness, and helping healthcare students and providers deal with stress. I am also board-certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
I have similarly broad research interests. I have studied the causes and consequences of diarrhea among children in Brazil, the clinical applications of mindfulness, interventions to reduce cigarette smoking and substance misuse among outpatients including motivational interviewing, and I was the principal investigator of the Alliance of Black Churches Health Project in nearby Buckingham and Louisa Counties.
My outside interests include running, reading, traveling, watching UVa sports (especially women’s soccer) and spending time with family. My wife Sophie and I also recently took up scuba diving.