Posted on: December 11, 2020
Andrew Wolf, MD ’84, has been honored as a 2021 Outstanding Faculty Award recipient by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
Wolf is a primary care physician and associate professor of medicine at UVA. He is also an associate program director of the UVA Internal Medicine Residency Program and directs its primary care track, helping train the next generation of internists.
An advocate for cancer screening, Wolf led the development of prostate cancer and colorectal cancer screening guidelines by the American Cancer Society and also played a key role in developing national screening guidelines for lung cancer, breast cancer and cervical cancer.
Wolf is recognized both inside and outside UVA Health; for example, he has won the UVA Outpatient Attending Physician of the Year Award so many times that he is now prohibited from winning it in consecutive years. As a primary care physician, he also cares for hundreds of patients from across Virginia. Wolf has regularly earned national honors for his high-quality care, routinely earning a spot on the Best Doctors in America® List by Best Doctors Inc. In 2019, he was awarded Mastership by the American College of Physicians, the College’s highest honor.
“It is a tremendous honor and privilege to be recognized for what brings me such great joy every day,” Wolf said. “I am also particularly grateful to the State Council of Higher Education for honoring a primary care physician-educator – there are many like me on the front lines of both healthcare and medical education who are equally deserving of this award. I would like to take my moment in the limelight to highlight the vital role we all play in training the next generation of physicians while providing comprehensive primary care.”