- ABMS Certification:
- American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Critical Care Medicine)
- Clinical Practice:
- Pulmonary Hypertension Treatment, Bronchoscopy, Pulmonary Function Tests, HHT, Pulmonary & Respiratory Care
- Associate Professor
Dr. Mihalek spent a large portion of his formative years in northern California. He was raised in San Jose, received his undergraduate degree in molecular and cellular biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and obtained his medical degree from UC Davis School of Medicine. Between college and medical school, he worked evaluating pregnancy prevention programs at the Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco, where he met his wife, Samira.
After residency and a chief resident year in internal medicine at Loyola University Medical Center, Dr. Mihalek completed his specialty training with a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Harvard. Before joining UVA, Dr. Mihalek spent time at the National Institutes of Health researching the mechanisms of smoking-related lung injury.
Dr. Mihalek currently oversees the pulmonary medicine curriculum for the UVA School of Medicine. His clinical time is spent leading the development of an acute pulmonary embolus response team and serving as one of the co-directors for the multidisciplinary UVA Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic.
Dr. Mihalek spends his time outside of work teaching his son how to throw a curve ball and trying to convince his daughter to not feed the family dog, Lucy, from the kitchen table.
- University of California-Davis School of Medicine, 2006
- Loyola University Medical Center, 2010
- Harvard University, 2014