Patient care

VCU Medical Center is ranked No. 1 among hospitals in Virginia. Award-winning physicians and Magnet-designated nursing staff provide patients with the most progressive treatments and medical technology available.


Our five health sciences schools offer undergraduate, graduate and professional programs — including three graduate programs ranked among the top 10 in the country — as well as residencies and fellowships.


VCU is among the top 200 research universities worldwide. Our researchers are committed to advancing our knowledge of the world around us and improving our overall quality of life — one groundbreaking discovery after another.

Medical expertise

VCU Health offers state-of-the-art care in more than 200 specialty areas, many of national and international note. Learn about some of our featured specialties below or view the full list.


VCU Health news

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Complex gut microbiota analysis is unnecessary in diagnosis of cirrhosis, Nature journal study finds

In a recent issue of the journal Nature, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine associate professor Jasmohan S. Bajaj, M.D., provides new data to reinterpret conclusions from a July 2014 Nature journal study that had reported on a novel way to diagnose cirrhosis using complex microbiota analysis.


How a career in emergency medicine introduced an alumnus to helicopters and kangaroos

Laura Diegelmann, M.D., was mesmerized by the stories her father used to share around the dinner table.


Virginia Poison Center warns of carbon monoxide poisoning during power outages and severe weather

When power outages occur during emergencies such as hurricanes or winter storms, people sometimes turn to alternative sources of power. These sources, such as kerosene space heaters, wood stoves, fireplaces, gas stoves and generators, produce carbon monoxide.


Alumni and friends

VCU offers a multitude of ways for alumni and friends to stay connected with the university and to help support the hospital and health sciences schools as well as the vital research taking place at VCU Health.