Carilion Clinic’s Department of Medicine, the largest department at Carilion, offers a broad range of clinical care, education and research. We are proud to be a part of the teaching faculty for the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine as well as providing a number of residency and fellowship programs.
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Virginia Tech Carilion Partnership
The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTCSOM) formed out of an innovative public-private partnership with Virginia Tech. Together, we are working to transform health care by educating the physician leaders of tomorrow. VTCSOM uses a patient-centered curriculum designed to develop physicians who can take research from the lab to the patient’s bedside. Students learn, train and work side by side with Carilion’s highly experienced medical staff.
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Our mission in the Department of Medicine at Carilion Clinic is to provide the best possible care to our patients, gain knowledge through research that improves our practices, to and to educate the next generation of medical physicians and clinicians. Our goal is to provide a collaborative approach to care while using cutting-edge technology and research, that drives the best patient outcomes in the communities we serve.

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Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Department of Medicine at Carilion Clinic. We are grateful that Carilion Clinic’s community has trusted us with the care of their families. We strive to care for every patient in our community with kindness and excellence. Patient care is always our first priority.

The department is comprised of 15 subspecialties which include Allergy and Immunology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Hospitalists, Infectious Diseases, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care, and Rheumatology.

Our team consists of faculty members employed by Carilion Clinic, as well as faculty from affiliated systems.

Our department’s center of focus is collaborative patient care, and we work constantly to educate, train and improve our methods by means of education and the latest technology. We have residents and medical students who are trained annually on clinical rotations.

Our physician leaders are heavily involved in research on autoimmune diseases, epilepsy and more. 

Moving forward, we will continue to provide collaborative care and support Carilion's mission of improving the health of the communities we serve.

I invite you to tour our website and learn about our many offerings and opportunities in patient care, training and education, and research.

Paul R. Skolnik, M.D.
Chair, Department of Medicine

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Paul R. Skolnik, M.D.
Senior Vice President, Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine

Department Specs
Carilion Clinic’s Department of Medicine is committed to a patient-focused and collaborative approach to care, participating in up-and-coming research while also focusing on education, teaching and training.

We are dedicated to forging ahead and advancing the science of medicine by developing the best methods to prevent, diagnose and treat all areas possible and strive to provide compassionate, committed health care to all of our patients.

A growing department for the system, with 15 subspecialties, we cover a wide range of award-winning and nationally recognized medical care, including Allergy and Immunology, Cardiology (structural heart center, nuclear medicine, heart failure and general cardiology included), Dermatology, Endocrinology, Infectious Diseases, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care, and Rheumatology.

Many of our subspecialties have received special recognition, including accreditation in our VAD program, Chest Pain Center and others. With an enduring commitment to the health of our region, we seek to advance care through medical education and research; help our community stay healthy; and inspire our region to grow stronger.
Dept Spec Specialties within Department
Allergy and Immunology
Infectious Disease
Internal Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care
Dept Spec Areas We Serve
Franklin County
New River Valley
Giles County
Bedford County
Southwest Virginia

Carilion Clinic is a not-for-profit health care organization based in Roanoke, Va. Through our comprehensive network of hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices and other complementary services, we work together to provide quality care close to home for nearly 1 million Virginians.

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Residencies Intro
The strength of Carilion Clinic resides in our team that teaches, explores and provides outstanding care to our patients. Our superb faculty and staff are dedicated to the goal of training highly competent and compassionate physicians and other health care professionals capable of thriving in the most demanding clinical and academic environments.
Fellowships Intro
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine offers the following fellowships and subspecialties.

Residency and fellowship trainees at Carilion Clinic-Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTCSOM) receive a superior education. Our network of hospitals, along with our primary and specialty physician practices, provides ample opportunities to gain hands-on clinical experience in an academic setting. Learn more about our Graduate Medical Education programs.

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