UVA Physicians Group (UPG) was founded in 1979 as an administratively supported group practice that works in support of the UVA Medical Center and UVA School of Medicine. For over 40 years, UPG has been committed to improving the lives of UVA Health (UVAH) physicians and providers, and to the mission, vision, and values of UVAH in service to patients throughout the region.
UPG strives to support its clinicians and dedicated UVAH partners by helping fulfill the UVAH mission of transforming health and inspiring hope for all Virginians and beyond, and shares and supports the UVAH vision to be the nation’s leading public academic health system and a best place to work – while transforming patient care, research, education and engagement within the diverse communities UVAH serves.
UPG has an administrative headquarters in Charlottesville, and also operates in a number of clinical locations - which offer both primary and specialty care services - throughout Charlottesville and the surrounding regions.
More than 950 UVA clinical faculty members are dually employed through UPG and the UVA School of Medicine’s 20 clinical departments. UPG also employs 191 advanced practice providers, who support care delivery and clinical management, and 436 administrative staff, who provide administrative and financial function support.
UPG is an independent 501(c)3 University Associated Organization (UAO), and is governed by its own Board of Directors with a public majority.