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Dr. Jon Sweet Named Carilion's Chair of the Department of Medicine


Jon Sweet, M.D., has been selected to serve as Chair of the Department of Medicine for Carilion Clinic and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTCSOM) effective Aug. 1, 2022. 

Dr. Sweet is a familiar face at Carilion, having delivered care as a provider for the past 22 years. He has served as interim chair of the Department of Medicine since December 2021, as he did in 2015-2016. Dr. Sweet is professor of medicine at VTCSOM and has long been a valued member of the core faculty of the Carilion Clinic – Virginia Tech Carilion Internal Medicine Residency.  

Dr. Sweet graduated with a BA with distinction from the University of Virginia, later earning his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He served his residency and subsequent chief residency in Internal Medicine while on active military duty at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center in Ohio. He served as the internal medicine clerkship director for the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and the Uniformed Services University F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine for several years before joining Carilion Clinic. He has received numerous teaching awards at the graduate and undergraduate medical education levels. Additionally, he has authored and co-authored dozens of publications and journals and presented at numerous conferences and events.

His commitment to the missions of Carilion and VTCSOM, along with his record of collaboration and leadership experience, establish a strong foundation for him to continue to guide the organization to best improve the health of the community that it serves.