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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VCU experts offer advice on a healthy Super Bowl 50 experience

This weekend's Super Bowl game pits the Carolina Panthers against the Denver Broncos. However, for those with health issues that warrant dietary restrictions, there may be yet another ensuing battle - what to eat and what not to eat at a Super Bowl 50 watch party. Faced with a game-day spread that likely will include popular but unhealthy snacks and beverages, smart snacking and portion control can be used to referee your choices, Virginia Commonwealth University Health experts say.


VCU Health experts agree pregnant women, new moms should have depression screenings

They are considered bundles of joy. Still, from novices with newborns to veteran pros of motherhood, all pregnant women are susceptible to the not-so-joyous issues associated with postpartum depression, such as anxiety and sadness, which are unhealthy for both baby and mother.


Study: Shorter hospital stay for hip fracture associated with increased odds of survival

The longer a hip fracture patient stays in a hospital, the more likely that patient will die within 30 days of leaving, according to a study led by Stephen Kates, M.D., chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.


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.