University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Family Medicine

Bio for Whitney R. Calkins, M.D.
Whitney R. Calkins, M.D.

Whitney R. Calkins, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine

Contact Information
Office Location:
The University of Vermont Medical Center Family Medicine - South Burlington, 3 Timber Lane, South Burlington, VT 05403


2014                 Motivational Interviewing:  Learning to Coach Using Motivational Interviewing. 
                           40 hours of MI training through the Health Education Training Institute.  
                           Led by Stephen R. Andrew LCSW, LADC, CCS, CGP.
2013                 Faculty Development Course: Motivational Interviewing
2013                 Teaching of Tomorrow, University of Massachusetts
2012                 Fletcher Allen Center for Health Care Management Core Business Education 
1991 – 1994   Internship & Residency - Family Medicine, Good Samaritan Regional Medical
                           Center (Now known as Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center), 1300 N. 12th St,
                           #605, Phoenix, AZ 85006
1991                  M.D., Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University, 1600 Medical 
                           Center Drive, Huntington, WV  25701
1986                  B.S., Biology, Magna Cum Laude, Shepherd College (Now known as Shepherd 
                           University), P.O. Box 3210, Shepherdstown, WV  25443

Academic Appointments

2009 – Present    Assistant Professor

Research Grants

2015-2017       Hypertension Panel Management:  $158,000 from Vermont Department of Health.   
                           A population health project to design a pathway to identify and manage panels of
                           hypertension patients in Vermont Primary Care practices.  MacLean/Calkins/Landrey                                                                                                                     2015-2016       Academic Detailing – Evidence-Based Prescription Drug Education Program 
                           for Health Care Professionals.  Co-investigator with Amanda Kennedy.  $200,000
2013                 MyAction Plan: Mapping the Path toward Patient Engagement with an 
                           Evidence-Based Tool
2010 – 2011   Academic Detailing-Evidence-Based Prescription Drug Education Program for
                           Health Care Professionals.  Co- investigator with Amanda Kennedy. 

Awards and Honors

2016                 Member of the Teaching Academy at the University of Vermont College of Medicine
2003 – 2006   Phoenix Magazine – “Top Doctor in Family Practice”  
                           Selected by peers as outstanding in specialty for four consecutive years