Dear Colleagues,


We are pleased to welcome William Gregory Hundley, M.D., as the inaugural director of the VCU Health Pauley Heart Center, effective July 1.

Dr. Hundley is a proud alumnus of VCU School of Medicine. With his outstanding reputation as a physician-scientist and mentor, Dr. Hundley is a perfect fit as the first director of the Pauley Heart Center. His expertise in preventive heart care and his research in cardio-oncology will build on our strengths in the Pauley Heart Center and VCU Massey Cancer Center. This is central to our strategy to attain comprehensive cancer center designation for Massey. Additionally, Dr. Hundley will elevate the national prominence and federal research portfolio of the Pauley Heart Center.

His research focuses on preventive heart care for patients undergoing chemotherapy, which has been found to increase the risk of heart attack and other cardiovascular issues a decade or more after treatment. He was the first in the world to use MRI to visualize and measure blood flow in coronary arteries and the first to demonstrate that MRI stress testing can identify those at risk of heart attack.

Dr. Hundley comes to us from the Wake Forest School of Medicine where he served in several roles over the past 22 years, most recently as the medical director of the Reynolds Tower Cardiovascular Imaging Facility.

He currently serves as a member of the American College of Cardiology Integrated Learning Committee, Cardiovascular Imaging Committee and the American College of Cardiology Imaging Network. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians; a member of the Clinical Cardiology Council and CV Radiology Council of the American Heart Association; and a member of the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

A native of Richmond, he earned his bachelor’s degree from William and Mary and after medical school here, he completed his internal medicine residency and fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Parkland Memorial Hospital and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

We are grateful to our many colleagues who supported bringing Dr. Hundley “back home,” in particular Dr. Vigneshwar Kasirajan, the Stuart McGuire Professor and Department Chair of Surgery; Dr. John Nestler, the William Branch Porter Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine; Dr. Kenneth Ellenbogen, the Kimmerling Endowed Chair, the Division Chair of Cardiology and Director of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing; and Dr. Ann Fulcher, chair of the Department of Radiology. Their leadership has been pivotal in the development of the Pauley Heart Center, and supporting Dr. Hundley’s recruitment. We have a great legacy of leadership in cardiovascular medicine at VCU and Dr. Hundley will further advance that tradition of leadership.

The recruitment of Dr. Hundley would not have been possible without the support of our community, in particular the generous support of Mr. and Mrs. Stan Pauley and their family.

In conjunction with Dr. Hundley’s arrival, a new Cardiovascular Imaging Suite, opening to patients in July, brings together personalized cardiovascular evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for both Pauley and Massey patients. Dr. Hundley and Dr. Gordon Ginder, director of VCU Massey Cancer Center, will work closely together to identify and understand the connection between oncology treatments and cardiovascular events for our patients.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Hundley to the VCU Health Pauley Heart Center and back home to Richmond.

Warm Regards,

Peter F. Buckley, M.D.
Dean, VCU School of Medicine
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, VCU Health System
Deborah Davis, F.A.C.H.E.
Chief Executive Officer, VCU Hospitals and Clinics
VCU Health System Vice President for Clinical Services, VCU