Brent Skiver graduated from Davie High in 2003 and went on to attend Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated valedictorian with a Bachelor of Science in biology. He then pursued his passion for medicine by obtaining a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia, where he graduated with honors. With his formal education completed, Brent pursued an internal medicine residency at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. After residency, he moved to Northern Virginia to marry his wife Lauren, and began practicing as a hospitalist in Washington, DC.
After several years practicing internal medicine, Brent realized his true passion was caring for the nuances and complexities of cancer patients. In 2016, this led him to return to the Piedmont to pursue a hematology and medical oncology fellowship at Wake Forest Baptist Health. It has been an incredible privilege for him to return to the area to complete his medical training journey. Brent’s great-grandfather was a tobacco farmer in Lewisville and many of his family members worked in Reynolds Tobacco factories. Considering the tremendous support the prominent tobacco families have poured into the medical infrastructure in the area, in many ways his own personal journey is mirrored in the evolution of the region from a tobacco capital to an international medical research hub.
Brent will complete his training this June and will be joining a private oncology practice in Asheville, North Carolina. Throughout his training Brent has participated in international medical missions and plans to continue to do so in the future, especially as it relates to cancer treatment in resource limited regions of the world. In his free time Brent enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and two young daughters and looks forward to the activities the mountain city of Asheville offers.