Ira M Helenius

Ira M Helenius, MD

Division:
General Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Care
Department:
Medicine
Call 434.924.1931
Primary Location:
University Medical Associates

3rd Floor

1222 Jefferson Park Ave.

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Directions
Fax:
434.924.1138
Expertise
ABMS Certification:
Internal Medicine
Research Interests:

Medical Education

Clinical Practice:
Internal Medicine, Primary Care
Appointment:

Medical Director, University Medical Associates

About
Title:
Associate Professor
Biography

Dr. Helenius is a general internist. In her practice at University Medical Associates, she sees adult patients and provides primary care, preventive medicine, and chronic disease management. Her passion is providing excellent primary care to her patients, training future internists, and improving outpatient practices.

She served as the medical director of University Medical Associates for 10 years. Aside from her clinical practice, her current interests are the development of UVA's telemedicine program and physician training on the use of the electronic medical record system (EPIC).

She attended undergraduate and medical school at Brown University, followed by a residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

After residency, Dr. Helenius completed a general medicine fellowship and received her master's in public health at Mount Sinai. Her research focus was women's health and methods of teaching evidence-based medicine.

Awards
  • 2015-2020 Best Doctors in America® List 
Education
Primary:
Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI 1999
Residency:
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Providence, RI (Internal Medicine)
Fellowships:
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Providence, RI (General Medicine)