Hospital Medicine

Welcome to the Division of Hospital Medicine, the youngest (created in July 2017) and the largest Division within the Department of Internal Medicine. The faculty within the Division specializes in the comprehensive care of hospitalized patients from the moment the decision is made that a patient needs to be admitted through discharge. Faculty within the Division evaluates patients holistically and make treatment decisions with the whole patient in mind and coordinate care with other specialists when needed. With more than 75 physician and advanced care providers within the VCU Health System, we are available to meet the needs of our patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. The Division is committed to providing the highest quality of clinical care, the highest value clinical care, and the most cost-effective clinical care to our patients with great compassion.

Learn more about Hospitalist Teaching Opportunities

About the Chair

About the Chair

About the Chair

Rehan Qayyum, MD, MHS, FAHA, is the inaugural Chair of the Division of Hospital Medicine within the Department of Internal Medicine at the VCU School of Medicine. He had joined the VCU Department of Internal Medicine on November 1, 2016, as the Chief of the Section of Hospital Medicine. Originally from Lahore, Pakistan, Dr. Qayyum attended medical school at King Edward Medical College before coming to the U.S. to continue his medical education.

Learn more about Dr. Qayyum

Advanced Practice Providers

  • Julia Amantea, ANCP
  • Stephanie Autry, AGACNP-BC
  • Amber Balzer, AGACNP-BC
  • Krystle Brunson, FNP
  • Nicole Carter, FNP - Lead
  • Pamela Derby, FNP
  • Jessica Eckard, AGACNP
  • Tim Ford, AGACNP
  • Heather Goldston, AGACNP
  • Alysson Gordon, ACNP
  • Leandra Hemmings, AGACNP
  • Rachel Ingram, FNP
  • Kim Ketchersid, PA
  • Maheswari Murugesan, PhD, ACNP-BC
  • Rinequa O'Bannon, ACNPC-AG
  • Rebecca Snell, FNP
  • Laura Tormey, ACNP
  • Alison Wilkins, FNP

The Division of Hospital Medicine provides these clinical services through the VCU Medical Campus.

The research conducted at the Division of Hospital Medicine at the Virginia Commonwealth University is diverse. The diversity of research interests of our hospitalists is reflected in research studies that are currently underway within the Division of Hospital Medicine. 

Research Studies

Recent Publications

Division of Hospital Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Box 980102
Richmond, VA 23298

Division Contacts


Rehan Qayyum, MD, MHS, FAHA
Division Chair
Box 980102

Jessica Keiser, MD
Division Associate Chair for Clinical Operations
Box 980102

Kimberly Pedram, MD
Division Associate Chair for Medical Education
Box 980102


Zee Dabney
Division Administrator
Box 980102
Phone: (804) 628-9613