Employee Spotlight

Dr. Russell D. Noblett Joins Universal Health as Attending Physician and Medical Director

  • December 1, 2020

Universal Health is pleased to announce the addition of Russell D. Noblett, MD to its team as Attending Physician and Medical Director in long-term care facilities and rehabilitation centers. He will deliver direct patient care, supervise the team of nurse practitioners and staff, as well as support the facility administrators. He brings 30 years of experience as a practicing physician, specializing in internal medicine and as a medical team leader. Dr. Noblett is also a published author on the subject of medical ethics.

“I know he’s going to be a valuable asset to the whole Universal Health community,”  said Joseph Park, Vice President of Business Development for Universal Health. “Dr. Noblett understands the importance of preserving compassionate doctor-patient relationships that put patients first. Under his leadership, both our staff and patients will benefit from his extensive clinical experience guiding quality care and his empathy for patients and their families.”

Before joining Universal Health, Dr. Noblett was a member of the medical staff of Physician Associates of Virginia for 20 years, working as a hospitalist out of the LewisGale Medical Center and, more recently, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. During that time, he also held the position of Regional Vice President of the Virginia Geriatrics Society from 2004 to 2006, and organized continuing education conferences for local physicians on the topic of palliative care.

Giving back to the community has been a consistent part of Dr. Noblett’s career. He received Volunteer of the Year awards for his work with The Bradley Free Clinic in Roanoke (1996) and the Roanoke Rescue Mission Free Clinic (2004). Through his work with Medkind Corporation, Dr. Noblett designed and hosted online electronic medical records for 50 free health clinics across the U.S.

Dr. Noblett is a board-certified internist. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) in Philosophy from the University of North Texas and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Noblett completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Virginia, Roanoke-Salem program in 1992.