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

  • Thomas Ahern, PhD received the James E. Demeules Research Award for Dedication and Commitment to Excellence in Research.
  • Joseph Schmoker, MD received the John H. Davis Service Award for Unselfish Service and Dedication to the Goals and Visions of the Department.
  • Mario Trabulsy, MD received the Jerome S. Abrams Teaching Award for Dedication and Commitment in Excellence in Education.
  • Bruce Tranmer, MD received the H. Gordon Page Clinician Ward for Dedication and Commitment to Excellence in Patient Care.
  • James Hebert, MD received the A. Bradley Soule Award for Loyalty and Dedication alumnus/a most emulate qualities in its first recipient.
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