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VCU Medical Center 2013 Recap | poetic roundup

I Love my VCUHealth image

Spoken word poet Rob Gibsun recounts a few of the many highlights that made 2013 another successful year at VCU Medical Center.

Published on Dec 25, 2013, this YouTube video reminds us of the many accomplishments in and service towards providing the best health care for our patients.   Learn More

The Surgeon as Sculptor

plastic surgery residents in sculpture classA sculpture workshop is an opportunity for plastic surgery residents to think creatively and apply their anatomy knowledge in a different way.Learn More

US News & World Report Names VCU Medical Center Best Hospital in Virginia

US News & World Report Best Hospitals logoThe Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center has been ranked a No. 1 hospital in Virginia for the second year in a row by U.S. News & World Report and is recognized among the Best Hospitals in Central Virginia. It is also ranked No. 1 in the Richmond metro area. » Learn More

Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU Recognized as Level 1 Trauma Center

Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU logoThe American College of Surgeons this week named the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University as Virginia’s first Level I pediatric trauma center. It joins 39 other such centers across the country that demonstrate the highest level of patient care, education and research. » Learn More

Pediatric Surgeons Separate Twins Joined at Abdomen & Heart

Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU logoSix-month-old conjoined twins from Franklin, VA were surgically separated at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU in a 14-hour operation on Monday that completed a series of procedures begun last year including the divison of the liver. » Learn More

Congratulations to Our Faculty | Richmond Magazine's TOP DOCS 2013

Bariatric Surgery
John M. Kellum
James W. Maher

Cardiac Surgery
*Vigneshwar Kasirajan

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Homayoon Akbari

Oncologic Surgery
Harry D. Bear
Amelia C. Grover
*Brian J. Kaplan

Pediatric Surgery
Charles Bagwell
Jeffrey Haynes
Patty Lange
*David Lanning
Claudio Oiticia

Pediatric Surgical Specialists
David Lanning
Clauidio Oiticica
Jennifer Rhoades

Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery
*Andrea Pozez
Jennifer L. Rhodes

Surgery (general)
John M. Kellum

Thoracic Surgery
*Anthony Cassano

Urological Surgery
*B. Mayer Grob
Lance J. Hampton
Adam Klausner

Vascular Surgery
*Mark Levy 

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Richmond Magazine Top Docs 2013

* Denotes Top Vote-Getter in Category

H. M. Lee, Organ Transplant Pioneer Dies

Dr. H. M. Lee, Transplant Surgery PioneerH.M. Lee, MD, an internationally renowned pioneer in organ transplantation and former professor and chairman in the Division of Vascular and Transplant Surgery at the Medical College of Virginia, which became the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, died March 24 at age 87.

Learn more about Dr. Lee and transplant surgery at VCU Medical Center.


Shining Knight Gala Honors Lifesavers—The Tony Carr Story

Shining Knight iconThe VCU Medical Center Trauma Program celebrated the Fifth Annual Shining Knight Gala on March 16.

Learn more about this event and Tony Carr's incredible story of survival.


IVPP and Project Empower hold Open House

IVPP Open House, Project EmpowerVCU Medical Center and VCU Injury and Violence Prevention Program hosted an Open House in October to bring awareness to domestic violence and Project Empower, a multi-disciplinary initiative designed to help victims of intimate partner violence (IPV).

Project Empower Strives to Stem Domestic Violence

Dept of Surgery Welcomes Distinguished Surgeon to VCU Medical Center

Dr. Anamaria Pacheco, President-Elect Panamerican Trauma SocietyThe Department of Surgery and the Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery welcomes Dr. Anamaría Pacheco, International Scholar visiting the VCU Level 1 Trauma Center.

Dr. Pacheco is Chief of the Department of Surgery at Urgencia Asistencia Pública Hospital in Chile, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Fellow of the Surgical Society of Chile, Associate Professor at University of Chile and University of Santiago, and Chief Executive Director of the Trauma Committee at the Surgical Society of Chile. In addition, Dr. Pacheco is President-elect of the Panamerican Trauma Society (PTS), the lead organization for trauma care in the Region of the Americas, currently headquartered at VCU Medical Center.

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