- ABMS Certification:
- American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Critical Care Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease)
- Research Interests:
Alveolar macrophage physiology
Alveolar epithelium lung modeling
Acute and secondary response to influenza infection
Interactions between alveolar macrophages and alveolar epithelium in acute inflammation
Quality improvement and outcomes in cystic fibrosis
- Clinical Practice:
- Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary & Respiratory Care
- Assistant Professor
Dr. Somerville was born and raised in Virginia. She graduated summa cum laude from Hollins University in Roanoke and attended the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, where she was awarded an Aesculapian Scholarship in 2006 and 2007. She completed her medical residency and a Chief Resident year in Internal Medicine at the Allegheny Health Network Medical Education Consortium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
She returned to Virginia in 2014 to complete her fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at UVA. During her fellowship, she embarked on a research career under the tutelage of Dr. Tom Braciale. She received two training grants for research during her fellowship and continues to focus on influenza infection and the interaction between lung epithelium and alveolar macrophages.
Dr. Somerville joined the UVA Cystic Fibrosis Adult Medicine team in 2018 under the clinical mentorship of Dr. Dana Albon.
Outside of the hospital, she is an avid reader, outdoorsman, and musician. Her literary interests include Inklings, medieval studies, history, and philology. She enjoys canoeing and birdwatching.
- Virginia Commonwealth University
- Internal Medicine, Allegheny Health Network Medical Education Consortium, 2013
- University of Virginia