University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Family Medicine

Bio for Clara Keegan, M.D., FAAFP
Clara Keegan, M.D., FAAFP

Clara Keegan, M.D., FAAFP

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


2002 – 2005  University of Massachusetts Family Medicine Residency, Worcester, MA 
1998 – 2002  M.D., Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York,
1993 – 1998  Northeastern University, Boston, MA, B.S. in Biochemistry,
                      summa cum laude with University Honors Program Distinction

Academic Interests

Family Planning
Reproductive Health
Motivational Interviewing

Academic Appointments

2011 – present   Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Prior Academic Appointments:
2006 – 2011       Instructor, University of MA Medical School, Worcester, MA
2008 – 2011       Lecturer, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Research Grants

2012 – 2014          UVM Dept of Family Medicine VCHIP Grant
                              My effort focuses on Motivational Interviewing training within the residency.

2009 – present     Program Coordinator and Medical Consultant, Reach Out and Read

Awards and Honors

2012                   Faculty Gold Star Award - UVM Department of Family Medicine
2009 – present  Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians
2010                   Community Preceptor Award - University of Massachusetts Family Medicine
                           Residency Program, Worcester, MA
2005                   Society of Teachers in Family Medicine Resident Teaching Award 
2000                   Student Success Network Teacher of the Year Award – Columbia
                           University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY


Keegan C. Woman-centered normal labor and delivery. In: Shields SG, Candib LM, eds. Woman-Centered Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth. Oxford: Radcliffe; 2010. p. 91-103.

Keegan C, Haines L. In patients with a history of LEEP, does use of hormonal contraception increase the risk of cervical stenosis? Evidence-Based Practice 2013;16:5.

Keegan C. (2014, 2015).  Spontaneous abortion (miscarriage). Domino FJ, ed-in-chief. The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2014, 2015.  Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 

Kim J, Keegan C*. (2014, 2015).  Dysmenorrhea. Domino FJ, ed-in-chief. The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2014, 2015. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 
 *role for resident physician