The knowledge to treat you better
The surgeons of EVMS Medical Group are the only Level 1 Trauma surgeons in Hampton Roads.
As full-time faculty at EVMS, our surgeons have immediate access to each other, and to every researcher and specialist on the EVMS faculty, as well as the comprehensive resources of an academic medical center. This multidisciplinary team approach means our surgeons work together, often under the same roof, to ensure the smoothest, most seamless care. In most cases, patients can see several providers in one visit.
Committed to excellence
EVMS Medical Group surgeons are nationally and internationally recognized for their expertise and skill - and acclaimed for their clinical research, education of students and residents, and patient care. Many hold leadership positions in their specialty societies and are considered leaders in their fields. Our surgeons are accredited by the American College of Surgeons to teach students through multidisciplinary simulation training.
Acute care surgery
EVMS Acute Care surgeons are certified by the American Board of Surgery and have extensive expertise in treating diseases of the abdomen, gallbladder, pancreas, stomach, colon, anorectal and endocrine organs. Patients diagnosed with adrenal problems, parathyroid and thyroid diseases are also treated surgically.
Burn injuries of every degree of severity - whether caused by a minor incident in the kitchen or an industrial explosion - require a multidisciplinary, systematic approach to assessment, management and rehabilitation.
EVMS Medical Group cancer surgeons are Board-certified and fellowship trained, and are routinely sought out by referring physicians with exceptional skill, supportive care, rehabilitation and follow-up they provide.
Surgical Oncololgy also includes the nationally recognized surgeons of the EVMS Breast Center who provide comprehensive resources including evaluation and treatment of breast cancer.
Laparoscopic surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery is al technique used in the abdominal and pelvic areas. It uses the aid of a laparoscope — a thin, telescopic rod with a camera at the end — to aid surgery.
Cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery
Our physicians specialize in cosmetic enhancements of the face, neck, breast, arms, skin, midsection and legs including breast surgery, body contouring and liposuction. Our reconstructive plastic surgeons can repair and restore form and function to parts of the body that have been compromised - whether at birth, by accident, illness or injury.
Emergency, trauma and critical care
Our surgeons operate in the area's only Level 1 trauma center at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Our surgeons are fellowship trained in trauma and critical care with expertise in injury care available around the clock. With our dedicated staff, in our own intensive care unit, we provide state-of-the-art care in the regions' best resource available.
L.D. Britt, MD, MPH
Dr. Britt is Chair and Professor of EVMS Surgery and the Henry Ford Professor of Surgery and Edward J. Brickhouse Chair in Surgery. He also serves as Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs. He recently received the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to just five people in the organization’s 108-year history. Dr. Britt is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health.
Rebecca Britt, MD, FACS
Dr. Britt (MD ’98, Surgery Residency ’04) is the Robert L. Payne Chair in Surgery and the EVMS-Sentara Endowed Chair for Academic Leadership Advancement. She is board-certified in surgery and surgical critical care. Dr. Britt specializes in advanced laparoscopic, general abdominal, acute care and breast surgery. Coastal Virginia Magazine consistently recognizes Dr. Britt as a "Top Doc".
Marybeth Hughes, MD, FACS
Dr. Hughes, Associate Professor of Surgery, leads EVMS' Surgical Oncology division as its chief. While working at the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute, she served as principal investigator for clinical trials on cancer-related protocols and redeveloped the curriculum for the NIH's Surgical Oncology Research Fellowship.
Jay N. Collins, MD, FACS
Dr. Jay Collins has been very involved with the development of the trauma, burn and emergency general surgery services at EVMS. He is the Arthur and Marie Kirk Family Professor of Surgery and Chief of Acute Care Surgery at EVMS. He is also the Trauma Medical Director and Director of Burn Services at SNGH. His areas of clinical interest are trauma, burns, emergency general surgery, pancreatitis, biliary diseases, hernia and advanced laparoscopic surgery.