University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Family Medicine

Bio for David Little, M.D.
David Little, M.D.

David Little, M.D.

Department of Family Medicine

Contact Information
Office Location:
The University of Vermont Medical Center Family Medicine - Milton, 28 Centre Drive, Milton, Vermont 05468


1987-1988  Fellow: Geriatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
1976-1978   Resident: Family Practice, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Burlington, VT 
1975-1976   Intern: Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Burlington, VT 
1971-1975   Graduate/Professional: MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
1967-1971   Undergraduate: Harvard College, Cambridge, MA, B.A. Magna Cum Laude in History 
1964-1967   High School:  Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA

Academic Interests

Residency and medical student education
Balint Leader                        
Mentoring junior faculty


Continuing Care of Families

Academic Appointments

2012-present  Professor, Family Medicine, University of Vermont

Prior Academic Appointments
1984-2011      Associate Professor, Family Medicine, University of Vermont  
1982-1984      Interim Chair, Family Practice, University of Vermont 
1978-1984      Assistant Professor, Family Practice, University of Vermont

Research Grants

9/30/11-9/29/16  Bureau of Health Professions, Grant for Predoctoral Training in Family Medicine, PHS D56HP23280-01-00, $944,848 Co-Investigator (10%)
7/1/04-6/30/07     Bureau of Health Professions, Grant for Predoctoral Training In Family Medicine, PHS D56 HP00115-04- $356,000, Principal Investigator.
7/1/01-6/30/04     Bureau of Health Professions, Grant for Predoctoral Training  in Family Medicine #1 D16 HP00115-01, $301,000, Principal investigator.  
2001-2003               University of Vermont Frymoyer Teaching Scholar Award, $50,000. 
7/1/97-6/30/00     Bureau of Health Professions, Grant for Predoctoral Training  in Family Medicine #1D05 PE 80106-02, $340,200, co-investigator.  
1994-1996               Subcontract Dartmouth Medical School, Telephone Care in the Elderly $2,000 
5/1/92-9/30/93     University of Vermont College of Medicine, Biomedical Research Support Grant, $4,990 
8/1/87-7/31/88     John A. Hartford Foundation Geriatric Faculty Development Award, $55,000
4/1/92-4/1/94        American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, "Cholesterol Screening in the Elderly" co-director with KR Soons, Ph.D., $1,500
9/1/83-8/31/86     Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Family Practice #1 D32 PE11004-01; $315,551, Principal Investigator 
7/1/83-6/30/86     Departmentment of Health and Human Services, Grant for Predoctoral Training in Family Medicine; #D15PE 81015-01; $91,680, Principal Investigator  

Awards and Honors

2014                   Vermont Medical Society Physician of the Year
2000                   University of Vermont Medical Alumni Association, Award for Service to Medicine and Community
1998                   Vermont Family Physician of the Year 
1984-2014         6 time Residency Teacher-of-the-Year Award  
2008                   Faculty Excellence Recognition Award 
1975                    Lamb Fellowship Award 
1974                    Alpha Omega Alpha  
1971                    Joseph Garrison Parker Prize 
1970                    Phi Beta Kappa     


1981                     Caulfield PF, Little DN Carbon monoxide poisoning. Journal of Family Practice, 13:441-443 Little DN, Gallagher RM,
                              McMahon T Development of a Family Practice-Psychiatry  Liaison Program, Family Medicine, 15:55-58,
1983                     McMahon T, Gallagher RM, Little DN Psychiatry-Family Practice Liaison:  A Collaborative Approach to Clinical Training. General Hospital Psychiatry 5:1-6, 
1984                     Gazda TD, Gallagher RM, Little DN, Sproul MS The Group Practice Seminar: A Balint Type Group in the Setting of a
                              Family Practice Residency. Family Medicine, 16:54-58 
1993                     Little DN The Hymn. JAMA 270:2408,
1995                     Soons KR, Little DN, Harvey J Cholesterol screening in the elderly: changing attitudes. Gerontology 1:57-62