- ABMS Certification:
- Internal Medicine;
- Clinical Practice:
- Arrhythmias, Coronary Artery Disease Care, Heart Attack, Implantable Defibrillator (ICD), Pacemakers, Heart Rhythm Disorders
C. Michael Valentine, MD, MACC, is a general cardiologist and professor of medicine at UVA who has been caring for patients in Central Virginia for more than 30 years. He specializes in cardiac electrophysiology or the heart's electrical activity, cardiac catheterization and intervention, arrhythmias, and implantable cardiac devices. At UVA Heart and Vascular Center, Valentine will assist in general cardiology, preventive cardiology, and electrophysiology clinics.
A past-president of the American College of Cardiology, Valentine is a dedicated educator and enjoys teaching the non-clinical competencies needed to provide well-rounded, comprehensive care. Also, he has a particular interest in leadership development, clinical quality, and service line management.
Valentine grew up in Georgia and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, before attending medical school at UVA. He did his residency and fellowship training in cardiovascular disease at Emory University in Atlanta but was eager to return to Central Virginia. He moved to Lynchburg in 1990 to be part of a growing private practice, where he remained until he joined the team at UVA this fall.
Valentine's wife, Shannon Valentine, is the current Secretary of Transportation for Virginia. The couple has three grown children who are all UVA graduates.
- Past President, American College of Cardiology, 2018
- Honorary Chair of Medicine, Centra Health, 2017-2019
- Master, American College of Cardiology
- University of Virginia