Nicole Chiota-McCollum

Nicole Chiota-McCollum, MD

General Neurology Appointment
Call 434.924.2706
Primary Location:
Adult Neurology Clinic

4th Floor

1221 Lee St.

Charlottesville, VA 22903

ABMS Certification:
Neurology; Vascular Neurology
Clinical Practice:
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, TIA/Mini Stroke, Ischemic Stroke, Stroke, Neurology Services
Assistant Professor

Dr. Chiota-McCollum is a native Floridian, who has been at the University of Virginia since 2015. She completed her undergraduate education with a double-major in Biology & Spanish language and literature at Furman University in Greenville, SC. She subsequently received her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed neurology residency at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. She then served on active duty as a general neurologist at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi for three years before coming to UVA for her vascular neurology fellowship. She is board certified in both general and vascular neurology and specializes in the diagnosis and management of cerebrovascular disorders, including stroke, TIA, intracerebral hemorrhage and carotid disease. She has additional interests in optimizing stroke systems of care, patient safety, and quality improvement in stroke care delivery, and serves as the Medical Director for the UVA Comprehensive Stroke Center. 

Dr. Chiota-McCollum’s other passion is medical education, in particular neurology graduate medical education. She has completed a Masters of Education in Health Professions from the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, and served as the associate program director of the neurology residency program at UVA from 2017-2019. In 2019, she assumed the role of Program Director, and continues to bring her advanced training in educational program development and evaluation, learner assessment, and curriculum design to the residency program, department of neurology, and national efforts such as the ACGME Neurology Milestones 2.0 workgroup. 

Outside of work, Dr. Chiota-McCollum enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons exploring Charlottesville and the surrounding areas.

Georgetown University
Mayo Clinic
University of Virginia