Julie L Huffmyer

Julie L Huffmyer, MD

Division:
General Anesthesiology Appointment
Department:
Anesthesiology
434.924.2283
Primary Location:

PO Box 800710

Charlottesville, Virginia 22908

Directions
Fax:
434.982.0019

Expertise

ABMS Certification:
Anesthesiology
Appointment:

Director, Anesthesiology Residency

About

Title:
Associate Professor
Biography

As a cardiac and liver transplant anesthesiologist, Julie Huffmyer, MD, helps patients and their families navigate through having major surgery.

“I really enjoy taking care of critically ill patients and establishing a quick and trusting relationship with my patients and their families,” Dr. Huffmyer says.

She adds, “I get the most amazing opportunity to meet patients and their families at very stressful times in their lives. I get the chance to sit down with them, talk about anesthesia, and what impact it may have on the patient specifically. I also very much enjoy being the last person to talk with a patient as they drift off to unconsciousness for general anesthesia. It is a true privilege to care for and have the trust of patients throughout the perioperative experience.”

In addition to being a board-certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Huffmyer is certified in Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography.

She joined the UVA faculty in 2009 after completing her anesthesiology residency training and fellowship training in Cardiac Anesthesia and Liver Transplant Anesthesia at the University of Virginia.

She spent her childhood in Butler, Pennsylvania, where her parents were high school teachers. Her younger brother is a captain in the US Army and flies medical evacuation helicopters in his civilian career.

She attended the University of Pittsburgh for her medical degree, but also went to Pitt for her undergraduate degree and Bachelor of Science in Nursing. “I practiced as a critical care nurse for three years before I matriculated to medical school,” she shares. “I enjoyed my nursing career but wanted to pursue being a physician, so I could have more diverse opportunities for future career development, and have the ability to positively impact both patients and other physicians through education.”

“I want patients to know how challenging being a physician really is, how much education and training we do in order to provide the highest quality and safest care for each patient, each day.”

Awards
  • 2019-2020 Best Doctors in America® List
  • May 2019: 5th Annual Celebration of Research, University of Virginia Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty Research Award-Second Place for Outstanding Investigation by a faculty member
  • May 2016: 3rd Annual Celebration of Research, University of Virginia Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty Research Award-Second Place for Outstanding Investigation by a faculty member 
  • May 2016: 3rd Annual Celebration of Research, University of Virginia Department of Anesthesiology, Marcel E. Durieux Award for Clinical Research.
  • April 2015: 2nd Annual Celebration of Research, University of Virginia Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty Research Award-Second Honorable Mention for Outstanding Investigation by a faculty member
  • 2013-14: Faculty Teaching Award, University of Virginia Department of Anesthesiology
  • 2013: Master Educator Award, University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • 2012: Academy of Distinguished Educators Member
  • May 2012: Best of Meeting Award for Abstract at International Anesthesia Research Society Annual Meeting
  • 2012-13: Faculty Teaching Award, University of Virginia Department of Anesthesiology
  • 2009-2010: Faculty Teaching Award, University of Virginia Department of Anesthesiology

Education

Primary:
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2004
Residency:
Anesthesiology, University of Virginia Health System