George Verghese, MD, Joins Augusta Health Pulmonology

Friday, October 11, 2013

George Verghese, MD, a board-certified pulmonologist, has joined the Augusta Health Pulmonology office in Fishersville. The practice is located in the Heart and Vascular Center on the Augusta Health campus. The office phone number is (540) 245-7190.

After graduating from Duke University with a degree in Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Verghese earned his Doctor of Medicine from the Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency and a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of California in San Francisco. Dr. Verghese is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine and is a member of the American Thoracic Society and Alpha Omega Alpha. His professional interest is the expert management of all aspects of pulmonary and critical care medicine, including asthma, COPD, interstitial lung diseases, sarcoidosis, lung cancer and bronchoscopy.

Previously, Dr. Verghese has been a faculty physician at the University of Virginia, and served as the medical director of the UVA Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic and the UVA Medical Intensive Care Unit. His research interests are interstitial lung diseases and lung cancer.

"I am delighted to have this opportunity to contribute to the tradition of quality, community-centered care and to participate in the growth of the Augusta Health team," said Dr. Verghese.

Augusta Health is an independent, nonprofit community hospital whose mission is to promote the health and well-being of our community through access to excellent care. Named one of the 100 Top Hospitals in America by Thomson Reuters in both 2011 and 2012, Augusta Health has also been nationally recognized by HealthGrades for clinical excellence and patient safety and has been named one of America's 100 Best Hospital by HealthGrades. For more information about Augusta Health, its programs or its services, please contact Public Relations at (540) 245-7329 or (540) 221-7329, or visit the Augusta Health website.