Department of Medicine
Message from the Division Chief
During 2011, the Cardiovascular Division added several new faculty and continued efforts to develop a cohesive network of cardiac care in our region, leading to substantial growth in the number of patients we are able to serve. With the expansion of the group, we have also increased our Cardiovascular Disease training program to 12 fellows. This robust clinical enterprise, with more than 36,000 ambulatory visits and over 2,000 hospitalized patients each year, supports a dynamic cardiovascular research and education program.
Our faculty are highly valued, and regularly honored, for their teaching. In 2011, Dr. William Hopkins was honored for the fifth consecutive year by the medical students as Course Director of the Year, and the first-year course he directs, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and Renal, was awarded Best Course also for the fifth consecutive year. Dr. Hopkins also received Clinical Teacher of the Year, and it was an honor for me to be selected by the fellows as Teacher of the Year for the third time.
Across the division, faculty engage in translational, clinical and mechanical research studies, which led to 73 published manuscripts and chapters during the past year. Our division garnered $2.94 million in external funding in FY11 for 15 projects led by nine investigators. Highlights include:
- Cardiovascular intervention: Dr. Dauerman is the national principal investigator for two pivotal clinical trials -- one testing the utility of selected prophylactic strategies to prevent acute kidney injury after cardiac catheterization, and the second defining optimal antiplatelet therapy after coronary stenting.
- Electrophysiology: Dr. Lustgarten is an investigator in a trial comparing a catheter delivered device that occludes the left atrial appendage. This mechanical therapy is being compared with anticoagulation for the prevention of emboli in patients with atrial fibrillation.
- Heart failure research: the first randomized clinical trial performed by the NHLBI Heart Failure Clinical Research Network was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. LeWinter is a coauthor and one of only nine principal investigators in the US.
We are proud of our physicians, scientists, and staff who bring intellectual curiosity, scientific rigor, and fundamental concern to our patients, our students, our colleagues and the communities we serve.
David J. Schneider, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Locations & Facilities
Our Burlington home is nestled between the shores of Lake Champlain and the vistas of the Green Mountains. Learn more about living in Burlington.
Physically located on or nearby the University of Vermont campus, our research and education facilities are adjacent to our teaching partner, Fletcher Allen Health Care. This close relationship fosters a culture of collaboration and partnership. Our team is housed in these locations:
- Fletcher Allen Heath Care, 111 Colchester Ave, Burlington, VT
- Ambulatory and Cardiac Rehabilitation, 62 Tilley Drive, South Burlington, VT
- Health Science Research Facility, UVM College of Medicine
- UVM College of Medicine Colchester Research Facility, Colchester, VT
- Fletcher Allen Heath Care, Burlington, Vermont
- Ambulatory, Testing and Cardiac Rehabilitation, South Burlington, Vermont
- Northwest Medical Center, St. Albans, Vermont
- Copley Medical Center, Berlin, Vermont
- Porter Medical Center, Middlebury, Vermont
- Rutland Regional Medical Center, Rutland, Vermont
- Alice Hyde Medical Center, Malone, New York
- Canton-Potsdam Medical Center, Potsdam, New York
- Massena Medical Center, Massena, New York
- Moses Ludington Medical Center, Ticonderoga, New York
Last modified August 13 2012 10:19 AM