Kenneth A Ballew

Kenneth A Ballew, MD

Division:
General Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Care
Department:
Medicine
Call 434.924.2472
Primary Location:

PO Box 800671

Charlottesville, VA 22908-0744

Directions
Phone:
434.924.2472
Fax:
434.243.2854
Secondary Locations:
Expertise
ABMS Certification:
Internal Medicine, 1991
Research Interests:

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation|tuberculin screening

Clinical Practice:
Internal Medicine, Primary Care
About
Title:
Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine
Biography

Kenneth Ballew, MD, is a general internist practicing at the Fontaine Clinic. He is particularly interested in the long-term doctor patient relationships through all the stages of life.

Dr. Ballew was born in Tucson, Arizona, and grew up there and in northern California. After graduating from Graceland University, he earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa and stayed on there to complete his residency in internal medicine. He came to UVA in 1991, for a fellowship in general internal medicine with a research focus on the ethics of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and DNR decision making. He earned a master’s degree in epidemiology during his fellowship, and then joined the UVA faculty. He is currently an associate professor of medicine and serves on the medical school admissions committee.

Dr. Ballew’s wife, Carole, is a nurse practitioner in cardiac transplant. Their daughter, Helen, is a student at Clemson University. In his spare time, Dr. Ballew enjoys reading, birding and running long distances in the hills around Charlottesville. He just completed his second Boston marathon.

Awards
  • 2015-2018 Best Doctors in America® List 
Education
Primary:
University of Iowa, 1988
Residency:
Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals
Fellowships:
Internal Medicine, University of Virginia