Academic and Clinical Excellence
As physicians and scientists, the Cardiovascular Medicine faculty brings intellectual curiosity, scientific rigor, and fundamental concern to our patients, students, colleagues, and the communities we serve.
We advance knowledge and innovation and enhance efficiency through clinical, translational, and mechanistic research studies designed to improve the care of patients with heart disease.
We are dedicated to treating patients with heart disease and helping the next generation of cardiac physicians and scientists become national leaders.
Research and Education
The dynamic cardiovascular research and education program is supported by a clinical enterprise with more than 36,000 ambulatory visits and over 2,000 hospitalized patients each year.
Research efforts include:
• mechanistic studies designed to elucidate the molecular function of muscle,
• translational studies that explicate a predisposition to thrombosis, and
• clinical trials designed to test novel methods of cardiac rehabilitation.
We advance the knowledge needed to reduce the toll from heart disease and enhance the quality of clinical care by facilitating critical thinking. Medical and graduate students, residents, and fellows participate in a variety of research activities and provide care and an array of treatment options for patients who have heart disease.
Dr. Harold Dauerman
On February 22, 2012 a team of specialists led by UVM/Fletcher Allen cardiologists Harold Dauerman, MD, and Joseph Schmoker, MD, replaced the aortic valves of two patients at Fletcher Allen Health Care, one of a select group of clinical sites now participating in a new U.S. clinical trial to evaluate a revolutionary treatment for a common heart disease, severe aortic stenosis. Vermont’s academic medical center is one of 45 sites in the United States participating in the Medtronic CoreValve® U.S. Pivotal Trial evaluating the safety and effectiveness of a new technology that enables aortic valve replacement without traditional open-heart surgery. Learn more.
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