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Alumni group recognizes local physician

Dr. Patrick McManus, a Fredericksburg internist, has been recognized by the University of Virginia Club of Fredericksburg.

Dr. Patrick McManus

McManus will receive the alumni group’s first Jefferson Leadership Award at a dinner Nov. 4 at the Fredericksburg Country Club. He was chosen for his contributions to the community.

McManus, 52, has practiced in Fredericksburg for 23 years. He came to the area in 1988 to join the practice of Dr. Wayland Marks and Dr. Rebecca Bigoney. He started a solo practice in 1999.

He also serves as medical director of Mary Washington Hospice and medical director of the palliative care unit at Mary Washington Hospital. He is board certified in internal medicine and in hospice and palliative medicine.

McManus was born in Washington and raised in Northern Virginia. He graduated from the University of Virginia Medical School in 1985 and did his advanced training at the University of Massachusetts. He is currently a clinical associate professor of internal medicine at the Charlottesville school.  He is also a member of the school’s Medical Alumni Board of Trustees and the Medical Alumni Board of Directors.

He and his wife, Mary Elizabeth McManus, live in Stafford and have three children.

Proceeds from the Nov. 4 dinner will be used to help fund scholarships for local students.