Dr. Hedrick is originally from Huntington, WV. She received both her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Kentucky, where she graduated valedictorian of her medical school class in 2002. She completed her general surgery training and a two-year postgraduate research fellowship at the University of Virginia. She then completed a fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. She returned to the University of Virginia as an Assistant Professor of Surgery in 2010.
Dr. Hedrick specializes in the treatment of colorectal conditions with a special focus on minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopy, transanal endoscopic microsurgery, and colonoscopy.
Dr. Hedrick is interested in medical student and resident education, having received multiple awards for excellence in education. Her research interests include the prevention/treatment of surgical infections, specifically surgical site infections, which contribute greatly to the complications associated with colorectal surgery. She has made over 25 national and international presentations of her research and has over 30 peer-reviewed publications.
- American Medical Women's Association Glasgow Memorial Award
- William Dion Outstanding Intern Award
- Curtis Tribble Award for Medical Student Education
- Society of Critical Care Medicine Citation Award Finalist
- Mulholland Resident Teaching Award 2007 and 2009
- 2007 Academic Achievement Award
- Skip Warren Award for Chief Resident
- 2009 Association Women Surgeons Outstanding Resident Award