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.


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


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

Brady speaks with NBC5 about Eclipse Watching Safety

August 15, 2017 by Michelle Bookless

Leading up to the eclipse on August 21, Dr. Christpher Brady, MD, an ophthalmologist and assistant professor of surgery at UVM's Larner College of Medicine spoke with NBC5 about appropriate safety glasses for taking in the event without damaging your eyes.

Students, faculty, and staff safely view the eclipse on August 21, 2017

(AUGUST 15, 2017) In the midst of "eclipse mania," UVM Larner College of Medicine assistant professor of surgery and ophthalmologist, Christopher Brady, MD, spoke with local NBC affiliate MyNBC5 about safe strategies for taking in the eclipse on August 21. On August 15, 2017, he explained the dangers of inappropriate or lack of specialized glasses when taking in the natural phenomenon. Watch the full interview here and read Dr. Brady's blog here.