Dr. Engel is a board certified family physician who cares for adolescents and adults. 

Dr. Engel practiced at UVA Primary Care Waynesboro for 16 years. In December 2020, she began seeing patients at UVA Primary Care Riverside to be closer to home (Charlottesville) and more centralized for her administrative leadership role with UPG.

Dr. Engel graduated from VCU School of Humanities and Sciences with a degree in Biology before completing her medical education at VCU Medical College of Virginia.  She completed her residency through VCU at Hanover Family Physicians, which is where her interest in teaching and the business of medicine began.  She served first as attending and then as Medical Director of the VCU Hanover Family Physicians, and has completed a Faculty Development Fellowship.

Dr. Engel joined UPG at Primary Care Waynesboro in 2005 as lead physician, becoming later the  Associate Medical Director then Medical Director for the UPG Clinical Practice Group - Primary and Specialty Care.

Dr. Engel is excited to move into the role of Chief of Clinical Operations as UPG and UVA Health continue to evolve with the changing needs of our community. When Dr. Engel is not involved in clinical care and operations, she enjoys spending time with family and walking outdoors.