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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HIV/AIDS expert answers questions in Twitter chat

In recognition of World AIDS Day, Virginia Commonwealth University HIV/AIDS Center clinical director Veronica Ayala-Sims, M.D., answered questions about the disease and provided up-to-date information on current research during a @VCUHealth Twitter chat on Dec. 1.


Students, residents and physicians at VCU Health use evidence to guide clinical decisions

When MRI results revealed that one of Dr. Mark Ryan's patients at the Hayes E. Willis Health Center was suffering from avascular necrosis of the hip, the physician first recalled what his medical school education had taught him about treating that condition.


Gene N. Peterson dies at age 61

Gene N. Peterson, M.D., Ph.D., associate dean for patient safety and quality care in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and chief safety and quality officer for VCU Health, died Nov. 20 after a short, but aggressive battle with cancer. He was 61.


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.