About Us

Message from the Chair

Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art anesthesia services to our patient population, provided in an atmosphere of commitment to patient care, education and research.

The Department of Anesthesiology has a long tradition of providing excellent clinical care to our patients. In addition to our clinical work, we provide extensive service to the university and hospital community. Our 45 attending anesthesiologists have a wide array of training backgrounds and clinical interests; most have been fellowship trained and represent the full spectrum of available fellowships in clinical anesthesiology today. Our attending staff works as part of a team that includes 25 certified nurse anesthetists and anesthesiology assistants, 26 residents and fellows, and delivers more than 25,000 anesthetics per year.

Education – including our resident training and medical student education programs – is a top priority in our department. Our residents graduate with the clinical, scientific and administrative skills to ensure success in a changing healthcare environment. Our faculty members provide didactic lectures and direct hands-on learning in the operating room for UVM medical students. In addition, we also support students from other medical schools throughout the country who rotate with the department.

We are proud of our department’s rich history and humble beginnings, which Associate Professor Joseph Kreutz, M.D., a pediatric anesthesiologist, has traced back to the turn of the 20th century. In addition to publishing a semi-annual newsletter that highlights current activities within our department, Dr. Kreutz has authored a book on Vermont anesthesia history, Anesthesia At The House: An Illustrated History of Anesthesia at the University of Vermont.

Melissa Davidson M.D.

Professor and Interim Chair of Anesthesiology

Location & Facilities

Located in Burlington, the University of Vermont and teaching hospital partner The University of Vermont Medical Center serve as Vermont’s academic medical center. The Department of Anesthesiology is located at the Medical Center Campus, West Pavilion, Level 2, 111 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, VT, 05401.

Anesthesia At The House

Anesthesia at The House

An Illustrated History of Anesthesia at the University of Vermont, published by Joseph M. Kreutz, M.D.

Visit Anesthesia At The House for more details.