H. Charles Malpass, MD
- ABMS Certification:
- Internal Medicine; Critical Care Medicine; Pulmonary Disease
- Clinical Practice:
- Lung Cancer, Bronchoscopy
Director of Bronchoscopy
- Associate Professor
As director of bronchoscopy, H. Charles Malpass, MD, specializes in using advanced imaging techniques to find problems in the lung or airways.
With bronchoscopy, Dr. Malpass uses a thin tube to look inside a person’s airways and lungs. He also uses bronchoscopy to apply therapies that relieve symptoms, such as pain and difficult breathing, caused by diseases of the chest.
Dr. Malpass has additional expertise in managing disorders of the pleura (the lining around the lungs) that can become inflamed or filled with fluid.
“It is rewarding to provide a good deal of relief treating a patients’ dyspnea (difficult or labored breathing),” Dr. Malpass says. He adds, “When treating patients in the intensive care unit, I look to the application of bedside ultrasound as an extension of the physical exam. I have received the ACCP (American College of Chest Physicians) certification of critical care ultrasonography, and the National Board of Echocardiography Special Competency in Critical Care Echocardiography.” (Echocardiography is an ultrasound image of the heart.)
Dr. Malpass was born and grew up in South Carolina. He completed medical school at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He came to UVA for his internal medicine residency training, stayed for his pulmonary critical care fellowship training, and has been a member of the UVA faculty since 2013.
One of his favorite pastimes is spent with his son as they create mini-universes by combining and altering Lego building-block sets.
- University of North Carolina 2006
- University of Virginia (Internal Medicine) 2009
- University of Virginia (Pulmonary Critical Care) 2012