Patient care

VCU Medical Center is ranked No. 1 among hospitals in the Richmond metro area. 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.


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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Elias Neujahr named first CEO of Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU

After an extensive national search, Elias Neujahr has been named the first CEO of Children's Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University, effective Dec. 3.


VCU and VCU Health raise awareness of campus resources during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Between the Virginia Commonwealth University Wellness Resource Center, the VCU Health Injury Violence and Prevention Program and other university departments, the campus community is taking a well-rounded approach to highlight services, options and opportunities for students and faculty during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.


VCU Health surgeon inspired by study that touts female surgeons' positive outcomes

At a petite 5 feet 2 inches, Paula Ferrada, M.D., might not appear physically formidable. The medical director of the Surgical and Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center fondly remembers a comment by a patient's father that reminded her of her slight stature.


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.