University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Anesthesiology

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About Us

David C. Adams

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 40 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 16 certified nurse anesthetists and 6 anesthesiology assistants 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 faculty members deliver skills training, 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. Dr. Kreutz has produced a video on this history and also publishes an anesthesiology newsletter quarterly, which highlights current activities within our department.

David Adams, M.D.
Associate Dean, Associate Professor, and Chair of Anesthesiology

Dr. John AbajianJohn Abajian, M.D., founder of the original UVM Anesthesiology Division, was recommended for the Legion of Merit for his service as Consultant Anesthetist to the Third Army during World II.

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.


The Department has created a video highlighting the many historical milestones throughout the years. View the video created by Dr. Joe Kreutz.

Last modified March 02 2016 11:18 AM