Rehan Qayyum, MD, MHS, SFHM, FAHA

<p>Master of Health Science from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University</p>

Chair

Internal Medicine


Hofheimer Hall

757.446.8920


Dr. Rehan Qayyum brings a passion for research and academic medicine, experience in diverse environments, and a focus on nurturing an innovative, inclusive and engaging environment to his role as Chair of Internal Medicine. A distinguished academic clinician and leader, Dr. Qayyum, MBBS, MHS, SFHM, FAHA, joined EVMS in January 2021. Dr. Qayyum also is Harry H. Mansbach Chair and Professor of Internal Medicine at EVMS and an attending physician at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Before joining EVMS, Dr. Qayyum was the inaugural Chair of the Division of Hospital Medicine, an academic division he established, and Professor of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond. Under his leadership, the Division of Hospital Medicine grew rapidly hiring over 50 new clinicians during a 4-year period. He also mentored and helped develop junior faculty in leadership, education and research — winning the department’s mentoring award. Hospital Medicine is a specialty focusing on the care of hospitalized patients. Dr. Qayyum collaborated with departments throughout the hospital at VCU to improve patient care effectiveness and efficiency and build new clinical programs for hospitalized patients.

Dr. Qayyum spent eight years at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as an Academic Hospitalist and an Assistant Professor of Medicine, developing research skills and proficiency in data analysis and grant writing. Over his career, Dr. Qayyum has developed expertise in clinical trial design, big data analysis, and project management. He was the principal investigator of a series of studies, “Pharmacogenomics of Antiplatelet Response,” to better understand the impact of aspirin therapy on atherosclerosis. His research also includes a $2.8 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for a study of “Gene Transcripts and Proteomics in Families with Platelet Hyperaggregation,” and an $8.4 million grant from the same agency for “Functional Genomics of Platelet Aggregation using IPS and Derived Megakaryocytes.” He was a co-investigator on both studies.

He earned his medical degree from King Edward Medical College in Lahore, in his native Pakistan, and completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Connecticut. He earned a Master of Health Science from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and holds a certificate in Leadership and Development for Physicians from the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard. 

Among his professional editorial responsibilities, Dr. Qayyum is Associate Editor of the Journal of Hospital Medicine and a reviewer for several medical journals. Dr. Qayyum also is a senior fellow of the Society of Hospital Medicine, a fellow of the American Heart Association and a member of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Qayyum has had a wide variety of experiences in diverse environments, helping him to develop a balanced view of four critical components of academic medicine: providing excellent patient care; preparing future physicians; discovering treatments, therapies and innovations in clinical care; and paying close attention to faculty wellbeing and development. For the Department of Internal Medicine, his goals include partnering with faculty and staff to:

  • enhance the accomplishments and reputation of EVMS
  • expand access to clinical care
  • strengthen educational programs
  • support research endeavors
  • reduce clinician burnout
  • reinforce bridges with collaborating institutions and the community 

Learn more about Dr. Qayyum and how he brings a far-reaching range of experience to EVMS.

Medical Education

King Edward Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan

Residency

University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Conn.

Graduate Education

Master of Health Science from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University

Postdoctoral Education

Certificate in Leadership and Development for Physicians from the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard

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