Lawrence W Gimple

Lawrence W Gimple, MD

Cardiovascular Medicine
Call 434.243.1000
Primary Location:
Heart and Vascular Center

Second Floor

1215 Lee St.

Charlottesville, VA 22908

ABMS Certification:
Internal Medicine, 1986; Cardiovascular Medicine, 1989; Interventional Cardiology, 1999
Research Interests:

Thrombosis|myocardial infarction|restenosis

Clinical Practice:
Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Attack, Coronary Stenting

Director, Clinical Cardiology; Co-director, Heart and Vascular Center

Professor of Medicine/Cardiology

Dr. Gimple was born in Nashville, Tennessee, but grew up near the beach in Wilmington, North Carolina. He was a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed all of his internal medicine and cardiology training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Dr. Gimple has been at UVA since 1989 and has been involved in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory since that time. He also has always been deeply involved with critical care cardiology in the Coronary Care Unit (CCU), and previously served as the CCU director. Dr. Gimple has an outpatient practice in cardiology and works in the myocardial infarction (MI) clinic. He is currently the director of clinical cardiology and the quality director for UVA Heart and Vascular Center, working to assure the best possible care across all UVA Health System services.

He loves being involved in the community and serves on a number of local boards, including the Piedmont Family YMCA. His interests include community programs that prevent diabetes, and he works with a community walking program. He has a special interest in “learn-to-swim,” which includes broadly supporting programs that assure that all the children in central Virginia have an opportunity to learn how to swim. Both of his sons were competitive swimmers in Virginia.

Harvard Medical School, 1983
Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital