University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Family Medicine

Bio for Thomas Peterson, M.D.
Thomas Peterson, M.D.

Thomas Peterson, M.D.

Chairperson and Professor
Department of Family Medicine


Contact Information
E-mail: Thomas.C.Peterson@uvm.edu
Phone:
802-656-4330
Office Location:
Family Medicine, 106 Carrigan Drive, 235 Rowell Bldg., Burlington, VT 05405

Education

January 2013    Program for Chiefs of Clinical Services, Harvard School of Public Health, 
                           Boston, MA
2010                   Mini MBA Program, Center for Health Care Management, University of Vermont,
                           Burlington, VT
1983 – 1986       Family Practice Residency, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, University of
                           Vermont, Burlington, VT       
1979 – 1983       Doctorate in Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry,
                           Rochester, NY  
1975 – 1979       B.A. Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California,
                           Santa Barbara

Academic Appointments

2010 – Present     Chair, Department of Family Medicine
2002 – Present     Professor of Family Medicine
 
Prior Academic Appointments:
2006 – 2010         Interim Chair, Department of Family Medicine, University of Vermont College of 
                             Medicine
2006 – Present    Physician Leader, Family Medicine Health Care Service, Fletcher Allen Health Care
2004 – Present    Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Family Medicine
1993 – 2004         Director of Family Practice Residency Program
1992 – 2002         Associate Professor of Family Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine
1988 – 1993         Director in Senior Selective in Family Practice
1986 – 1992         Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Research Grants

1999-2003      Residency Grant: Primary Investigator, HRSA # PHS D22 HP00137, 1999-2003,
                       "Cultural Competency in Underserved Population Health Care - A Rural Training Model
                       for Family Practice Residents." 

2003 – 2006   Residency Training in Primary Care:  Primary Investigator, HRSA # PHS D58
                       HP00137-04, "Cultural Competency in Underserved Population Health Care - A Rural
                       Training Model for Family Practice Residents-Focus." 

1991 – 1992   Grant:  Co-Investigator in "Buprenorphine Pharmacology Related to Addiction
                       Treatment", National Institute of Drug Abuse. 

1991 – 1992   Investigation into cause of death and mortality rates associated with methadone 
                       maintenance.  Supported by the Human Behavioral Pharmacology Lab, Department
                       of Psychiatry, University of Vermont. 

Awards and Honors

1978 – 1979    President’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship Award
1986                STFM Residency Teaching Award
1985 – 1986    Chief Resident in Family Practice
                        Physician’s Recognition Award (AMA) for Continuing Medical Education
1992-1993      Teacher of the Year, Department of Family Practice
1999-2000      Teacher of the Year, Department of Family Practice
2003               Vermont Family Physician of the Year, Vermont Academy of Family Physicians
2001                National Institute for Program Director Development University of Vermont President’s
                        Leadership Series Award
2009-2010       Best Doctors in America

Publications

1989      Peterson T.C., et al.  The Recognition of Abnormal Cholesterol Values:  A Demonstration of
              Two Methods.  Published in:  Proceedings of the American Association of Medical Systems
              and Informatics Congress.  May, 1989 154-158.  Refereed.

1989      Ramsay A, Peterson T, Earle D.  Improving the Accuracy of The Computerized Medical
              Record.  Topics in Health Record Management.10:1, 29-36, September, 1989.  Refereed.

1990      Peterson T. Reiss P. Wadland W. Restructuring a Family Practice Obstetrics Curriculum.
              Journal of Family Practice, January 1990.  Refereed

1990      Peterson T.C., Earle D.A., Ramsay A.  A Demonstration of the Vermont Integrated Problem
              Oriented Record (VIPOR).  Proceedings Of the Fourteenth Annual Symposium for Computer 
              Applications on Medical Care. In: Miller R., editor. Nov., 1990. 969-970. Refereed.