University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Family Medicine

Bio for Robert Luebbers, M.D.
Robert Luebbers, M.D.

Robert Luebbers, M.D.

Associate 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


1992 – 1995    University of Vermont College of Medicine, Family Practice Residency Program,
                           Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Burlington, VT
1988 – 1992    M.D., Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH
1982 – 1988    B.A. Biology (cum laude), Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

Academic Appointments

2011 – present   Associate Professor of Family Medicine

Prior Academic Appointments:
2008 – 2010     Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine
1997 – 2007     Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
1995 – 1997     Adjunct Faculty Member, Department of Family Medicine, University of Vermont 
                             College of Medicine, Burlington, VT

Research Grants

2011 – 2013    Current:  Improving Early Detection and Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer in Vermont,
                            The Mary E. Haas Foundation, gift of $90,000 over  two years; leader of this project
                            that aims to develop tools and provider education for physicians

Awards and Honors

2004    Family Medicine Teaching Award
1995    Resident Teacher Award, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
1994    Silver Lapel Star Award for excellence in teaching OB/GYN, Dept. of OB/GYN,
              University of Vermont College of Medicine
1986    Cum laude graduate, Middlebury College
1982    National Honor Society


2005    Philips GK, Reinier K, Ashikaga T, Luebbers RA. Attitudes and beliefs of primary
             care physicians regarding prostate and colorectal cancer screening in a rural state.
             J Cancer Ed 2005 Fall;20(3):167-72

1989    Weber B, Horiguchi J, Luebbers R, Sherman M, Kufe D:  Posttranscriptional
             stabilization of c-fms mRNA by a labile protein during human monocytic
             differentiation.  Mol Cell Biol 1989 Feb 9(2):769-775.

1989    Horiguchi J, Spriggs S, Imamura K, Stone R, Luebbers R, Kufe D:  Role of 
             arachidonic acid metabolism in transcriptional induction of tumor necrosis factor
             gene expression by phorbol ester.  Mol Cell Biol 1989 Jan 9(1):252-258.

1988    Sariban E, Imamura K, Luebbers R, Kufe D:  Transcriptional and posttranscriptional regulation
             of tumor necrosis factor gene expression in human  monocytes.  J Clin Invest 1988 May 81

1988    Sariban E, Luebbers R, Kufe, D: Transcriptional and posttranscriptional control of c-fos gene
             expression in human monocytes.  Mol Cell Biol 1988 Jan 8 (1):340-346.