I truly believe there is no better place to start your primary care medical career than with the LewisGale Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. The tremendous variety and complexity of patient care settings you will experience will prepare you for whatever kind of practice you choose and will connect you with the largest healthcare organization in the United States. We do not just want to train you; we want you to stay in our communities and practice with us for years to come if this is what you decide!

I joined LewisGale Hospital in the fall of 2021 after spending significant time in both the private and academic medical settings. As the Family Medicine Residency Director, my goal is to work alongside our outstanding faculty members to maintain the reputation of our hospital as the number one choice for those residing in the region, and to elevate the Family Medicine Residency Program to the number one choice for exceptional medical students in Virginia and beyond.

You will have the opportunity to experience rotations in a variety of different settings throughout the state. The foundation of our program is to provide you with the highest quality clinical training through leadership opportunities, career development emphasis, and collaboration with a variety of different specialties. The singular goal is to thoroughly prepare you for whatever primary care opportunity awaits you upon graduation. Also noteworthy is the fact that we do not consider a dedication to osteopathic medicine training a prerequisite to apply to our program. Rather, we support your pursuit of osteopathic medicine within our program—whether you are a DO or an MD—only if you feel it will benefit your future practice of medicine.

I strongly encourage you to explore the novel opportunities available with our program; I promise that you will not be disappointed! Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. I look forward to meeting you soon!

David Blair Mahoney, MD, MBE