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UVM College of Medicine Dean

Frederick C. Morin III, M.D.
Dean, UVM College of Medicine

Frederick C. Morin III, M.D, was named the 17th dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Vermont (UVM) in August 2007. He is an experienced leader, administrator, scholar and researcher, and serves on several key committees at the University, including the Council of Deans, the Provost’s Academic Leadership Council, and the Incentive Based Budget Steering Committee. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of The University of Vermont Medical Center, the College’s teaching hospital partner, the Board of The University of Vermont Health Network, and the Board of the UVM Medical Group (the faculty practice plan).

Dr. Morin joined UVM from the University of Buffalo, a member of the State University of New York, where he was A. Conger Goodyear Professor and Chair of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and Chief of Pediatric Service for Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and Kaleida Health. He was an active leader at Buffalo, serving on steering committees to guide the educational, research and clinical agendas for the institutions across the western New York region. He continued to be active in laboratory and clinical research, teach and mentor students, and run an NIH minority student training program.

Dr. Morin is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Yale University School of Medicine. After a residency in Pediatrics at Stanford University and a research fellowship in neonatology at University of California San Francisco, he joined the University of Rochester as assistant professor of pediatrics and obstetrics & gynecology. In 1986 he moved to University of Buffalo, and in 1989 was named chief of the Neonatology Division at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and associate professor of pediatrics and physiology. He became full professor and vice chairman of research in 1994, and was named chair of pediatrics and pediatrician-in-chief at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo in 1997. He also served as Interim Vice President for Health Affairs at the University of Buffalo and as Interim Dean of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences from 2005 to 2006.


Internationally known for his groundbreaking research on persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn and the uses of nitric oxide, Dr. Morin is the author of more than 70 publications and the recipient of numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health and others.
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Research Fellowship in Neonatology, Cardiovascular Research Inst., University of California, San Francisco, CA (1981)
Residency in Pediatrics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (1979)
M.D., Yale University, New Haven, CT (1976)
B.S. Biology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN (1972)

Academic Appointments

Professor of Pediatrics & Physiology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT (2007-present)
Dean, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (2007-present)

Other Professional Appointments

Chairman’s Rounds, Intensive Care Nursery/Residents (bi-weekly) (1998-present)
Center for Pediatric Research External Advisory Committee (2010-present)

Reviews (Journal and Grant)

American Journal for the Diseases of Children
American Journal of Physiology
American Review of Respiratory Disease
Critical Care Medicine
Journal of Applied Physiology
Journal of Pediatrics
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology /Nutrition
Pediatric Pulmonology
Pediatric Research
Respiration Physiology
Journal for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation
American Heart Association
American Lung Association/American Thoracic Society
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research
Medical Research Council of Canada
National Institute of Health (Clinical Trials Committee Ad Hoc)

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