June 29, 2022 by
Christina Davenport and Jennifer Nachbur
(Left to right) Mitchell Norotsky, M.D.; William Brundage, M.D., and Richard L. Page, M.D.
In a formal ceremony held at the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine on June 28, 2022, Associate Professor of Surgery William Brundage, M.D., was invested as the inaugural Green and Gold Professor in the Division of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Brundage also serves as division chief of otolaryngology at the University of Vermont Medical Center.
Joining Larner Dean Richard L. Page, M.D., for the event were UVM Provost and Senior Vice President Patty Prelock, Ph.D., UVM Foundation President and CEO Monica Delisa, and Mitchell Norotsky, MD, Stanley S. Fieber ’48 Chair of Surgery.
In 2013, the Department of Surgery’s generous faculty collectively established 14 Green and Gold Professorships – one in each of the department’s divisions – to demonstrate their high regard for resident and medical student training, research and innovation, as well as patient care. This professorship will provide Brundage with endowed financial support to provide leading-edge care and to advance educational activities in his field.
“Dr. Brundage combines both the heart of a born educator, mentoring both residents and medical students, with the skill and inquiring mind of a natural innovator,” said Prelock during the ceremony.
With more than 20 years of service to UVM and the surrounding community, Brundage has twice served as division chief and concurrently served as residency program director for eight years. An expert in the treatment of head and neck cancer, thyroid and parathyroid disease, salivary gland disease, and chronic ear disease, his specialty includes sialendoscopy, an endoscopy of the salivary ducts. He has also pioneered new methods of ultrasound use to better serve patients with a minimum of invasive procedure.
Brundage earned a B.A. in biology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1983 and an M.D. from the Thomas Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel Medical College in 1987. He completed his otolaryngology residency at the University of Vermont Medical Center in 1992. He began his career in 1993 as clinical professor of surgery at the University of Chicago School of Medicine, serving five years there before returning to the University of Vermont in 1998.
“Dr. William Brundage is a highly respected researcher, clinician, teacher, and scholar,” said Norotsky. “He has dedicated his career to improving the lives of patients and families who face complex and challenging journeys. Through his research, teaching, and leadership, he will ensure that we constantly improve our ability to care for patients here in Vermont and around the world.”