University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Family Medicine

Bio for Ursula McVeigh, M.D.
Ursula McVeigh, M.D.

Ursula McVeigh, M.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Family Medicine

Contact Information
Office Location:
The University of Vermont Medical Center, Smith 262, 111 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401


2008 – 2009   Fellowship, Harvard Palliative Medicine Fellowship, Boston, MA
1999 – 2002   Residency, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Vermont Fletcher Allen
                       Health Care, Burlington, VT  
1999               M.D., Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
1994               B.A. in Biology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Academic Appointments

2014 - present   Associate Professor of Family Medicine

Prior Academic Appointments:
2009 – 2014       Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
2006 – 2008       Assistant Professor of Medicine
2002 – 2003       Clinical Instructor in Medicine

Research Grants

2012 – 2014   The University of Vermont Frymoyer Scholars Program, grant funding to develop,
                       deliver and assess a palliative care communications curriculum for community
                       practitioners  Co-Principle Investigator with Jean Coffey, APRN, PhD
2011 – 2013   Education Grant: Milbank Foundation for Rehabilitation, to development and
                       delivery of palliative care curriculum at Fletcher Allen Heath Care post graduate medical

2011 – 2014   Northeast Telehealth Resource Center Grant, telemedicine palliative care consultation
                       program and advisor to regional hospital telemedicine program development and
                       implementation. PI Terry Rabinowitz, MD.

2010 – 2011   Education grant: Medical School Palliative Care Education Project Grant, 
                       competitive grant funding from the Y. C. Ho/Helen and Michael Chiang Foundation.
                       PI Tania Bertsch MD

2006               Training Grant: Donald W. Reynolds FD-AGE Mini-Fellowship in Palliative Care
                       Education, Duke University School of Medicine.

Awards and Honors

2013  The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, presented by the University of Vermont
          College of Medicine Class of 2013
2011  The Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Award, Team Honorable Mention
2007  AMWA Clinical Gender Equality Award, by the Class of 2007 UVM College of Medicine
1999  The Endocrine Society Medical Student Achievement Award       


Menon PR, Stapleton RD, McVeigh U, Rabinowitz T.  Telemedicine as a tool to provide family conferences and palliative care consultations in critically ill patients at rural health care institutions: a pilot study. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2014 May 28.

McVeigh, U.  University of Vermont College of Medicine white coat ceremony keynote address 2013.  Family Medicine Scholarly Works.   Paper 9,

Mori M, Ellison D, Ashikaga T, McVeigh U, Ramsay A, Ades S. In-advance end-of-life discussions and the quality of inpatient end-of-life care: a pilot study in bereaved primary caregivers of advanced cancer patients. Support Care Cancer. 2013; 21:629-636.

McVeigh U, Ramsay A. Palliative Care. Chapter, Critical Care Secrets, Fifth Edition, edited by Polly E. Parsons, MD and Jeanine P. Wiener-Kronish, MD. In press. 2012.

Levy E, McVeigh U, Ramsay A: Paroxysmal Sympathetic Hyperactivity (Sympathetic Storm) in a Patient with Permanent Vegetative State. Journal of Palliative Medicine.  2011;14(12):1355-1357.

Rubenstein RC. McVeigh U. Flotte TR. Guggino WB. Zeitlin PL. CFTR gene transduction in neonatal rabbits using an adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector. Gene Therapy. 1997;4(5):384-92.

Zeitlin PL. Chu S. Conrad C. McVeigh U. Ferguson K. Flotte TR. Guggino WB. Alveolar stem cell transduction by an adeno-associated viral vector. Gene Therapy. 1995; 2(9):623-31.