Teaching tomorrow's surgeons

We provide surgical services and surgical training at The University of Vermont Medical Center, a tertiary care academic medical center.  We are proud to be an integral part of this high quality, cost efficient health care center.  Our mission is to provide excellent patient care, superb resident and medical student training, and to foster research and innovation.

Faculty and training

We strive to recruit and retain the best faculty members.  Currently, we have more than 100 faculty members across a wide range of specialties, with residency training programs in General Surgery, Urology, Neurosurgery, and Otolaryngology.


Each division focuses on individual educational and research objectives and academic activities including fellowship training, research, and other scholarly work.

** See About Us/Divisions link above for additional information **

Department Highlights

  • Michelle Sowden, D.O. promoted to Associate Professor in Surgery
  • Brian Sprague, Ph.D. promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure in Surgery
  • David Leitner, M.D. Professor Emeritus in Surgery
  • Carlos Marroquin, M.D. awarded Green & Gold Professorship in Transplant
  • Ken Sartorelli, M.D. awarded Green & Gold Professorship in Pediatric Surgery
  • Brian Sprague, Ph.D. awarded Green & Gold Professorship in Surgical Research

Recent News

The Department of Surgery welcomes new faculty member Dr. Phillip Skidd, Ophthalmology and the appointment of Dr. Susan Durham to Neurosurgery Division Chief.

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