Department of Surgery

As the only tertiary care medical center in Vermont, the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine’s Division of Neurosurgery provides comprehensive surgical management of disorders of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system. Since the division's establishment in 1948, we have been committed to translating leading-edge research into improved patient care.

Residents

Medical students and neurosurgery residents participate in a variety of research activities and provide care and an array of treatment options for patients who have brain and spinal disease. By facilitating critical thinking, we advance the knowledge needed to treat neurologic disorders and enhance the quality of clinical care.


 

Academic and Clinical Excellence

Surgery

As physicians and scientists, the Division of Neurosurgery faculty brings intellectual curiosity, scientific rigor, and fundamental concern to our patients, our trainees, our colleagues, and the communities we serve in northern New England. 

We advance knowledge and innovation and enhance efficiency through clinical, translational, and mechanistic research studies designed to improve the care of patients with neurologic disease. We are dedicated to patient family-centered treatment of individuals with neurologic disease and to developing the next generation of neurosurgical physicians.  The UVM Neurosurgery Residency Program is fully accredited by ACGME and committed to training future leaders in the field to be outstanding clinicians, active investigators and experienced educators.


Faculty Spotlight

 

Tranmer 90x120Bruce Tranmer, MD, The Cordell Gross Green and Gold Professor of Neurosurgery, was honored with the Gordon Page Award for Clinical Excellence from the Department of Surgery at the UVM Larner College of Medicine.   His passion for both clinical excellence and the education of medical students and residents is unparalleled.  In addition to his expansive clinical expertise, he serves as the Program Director for the Neurosurgical Resident training program.  Under Dr. Tranmer’s guidance, the neurosurgery residency program at the University of Vermont Medical Center strives to train future leaders in neurological surgery.  


Surgery News

Leffler quoted in CNN Money Story about Tech Alternatives to Opioids

August 4, 2017 by Michelle Bookless

Stephen Leffler, MD, Chief Medical Officer at the University of Vermont Medical Center and Professor of Surgery at the UVM Larner College of Medicine weighs in on patients seeking tech alternatives to pain management in the face of the growing opioid crisis.

Stephen Leffler, MD, Chief Medical Officer at the University of Vermont Medical Center and Professor of Surgery at the UVM Larner College of Medicine

(AUGUST 4, 2017) Amid continued and ever-growing concern about the opioid crisis in the United State, CNN Money took a look at how patients are seeking alternatives to narcotics for pain management after traumatic injury and surgery. Stephen Leffler, MD, Chief Medical Officer at the University of Vermont Medical Center and Professor of Surgery at the UVM Larner College of Medicine weighed in about what he's hearing from Vermont patients. Read the full article here.