A physician and resident work with a patient at the Strelitz Diabetes Center.

Internal Medicine

Providing award-winning comprehensive care and managing common and complex illnesses of adolescents, adults and the elderly from the primary-care office to the hospital.

Our residencies

Study with renowned faculty and gain comprehensive training as an Internal Medicine resident at EVMS. Choose from numerous electives to explore your interests, or specialize in geriatric medicine in our Combined Internal Medicine & Geriatrics Residency.

Our residents are ready to practice as hospitalists or enter advanced training in subspecialty medicine. Graduates use the skills they gain from our patient-centered practice to make a difference in their communities locally and globally.

Our residents work with Dr. Paul Marik at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Dr. Marik's methods have revolutionized the treatment of sepsis.

Compassion in patient care

We strive to provide the highest-quality primary and subspecialty care for every patient we serve. Schedule an appointment in one of our specialties:

Supporting renowned programs

Our providers support five of Sentara Norfolk General Hospital's nationally recognized programs to offer patients the best care available at the region's No. 1 hospital.

U.S. News and World Report has ranked Sentara Norfolk General Hospital among the top 50 hospitals in the nation in internal medicine subspecialties including Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology and Nephrology. The hospital has also earned high-performing marks in internal medicine-staffed programs including Gastroenterology & GI Surgery and Geriatrics.

New hope in the battle against sepsis

Paul Marik, MBBCh, Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, discovered what could be the first effective treatment for sepsis. Sepsis is the leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals, and it kills an estimated 8 million people worldwide annually.

Dr. Marik, the EVMS Foundation Distinguished Professor in Internal Medicine, has used the treatment since 2016. It is now the focus of several research studies that are testing the simple, inexpensive treatment in a range of settings.

Be a part of groundbreaking research with the Strelitz Diabetes Center. Participate in a clinical trial to improve health in our community and around the world.

“Enhancing opportunities for our medical students, residents and fellows to engage with our distinguished faculty and innovating in the delivery of medical education remains fundamental to our mission of providing an excellent medical education.”

Rehan Qayyum, MD, MHS, SFHM, FAHA,
Chair of Internal Medicine