Christina Ide grew up in a military family, living in many different places, including Germany and Hawaii. Her family eventually settled in Virginia and she attended Virginia Tech, earning a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. While in college, she met her husband while both were volunteering on the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad. She then earned her master’s degree as a physician assistant at James Madison University.
Ms. Ide’s husband became a physician in the Navy, so she found herself moving frequently again. As a result, she had the opportunity to work in several areas of medicine, including emergency and hospitalist medicine. But her passion has always been hematology/oncology. After moving to Charlottesville, where her husband is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation resident, Ms. Ide was overjoyed to have the opportunity to join UVA Cancer Center in 2017. She enjoys working in the academic setting at UVA and remaining on the cutting edge of advancements in cancer treatment.
Ms. Ide and her husband have two small children, a boy and a girl, and two dogs. Outside of work, she volunteers with her church, teaching Sunday school and helping with their food ministry.