University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Bio for James Vecchio, M.D.
James Vecchio, M.D.

James Vecchio, M.D.

Unit Director and Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Medicine
Department of Medicine


Contact Information
E-mail: James.Vecchio@uvm.edu
Office Location:
Medicine, Smith 237A--FAHC

Education

Colgate University - Hamilton, New York, B.A., 1975
McGill University - Montreal, PQ, M.D.C.M., 1980
Montreal General Hospital and McGill University Teaching Hospital - Fellowship in Gastroenterology, 1981-1983

Research Interests

Compassionate use of cisapride for various motility disorders.
Pentasa compassionate use for Crohn's disease.
Pentasa compassionate use for ulcerative colitis.
4 -ASA in small bowel Crohn's disease
Alosetron, a 5HT3 antagonist, in IBS patients
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
Celiac Disease

Academic Appointments

1987-1993 Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Vermont, Division of Gastroenterology, Burlington, Vermont
1993 - Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Vermont, Division of Gastroenterology, Burlington, Vermont
1995 - 1996 Acting Director, Gastroenterology Unit, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington Vermont
1996 - Director, Gastroenterology & Hepatology Unit, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington Vermont
2005 - Professor of Medicine

Research Grants

Multicenter placebo controlled trial of 4-ASA in small bowel Crohn's disease. PI and FDA funded to 1997. FD-R-001021 $357,405 to 7/97.
Use of Alosetron in women with diarrhea predominant IBS (pending).

Awards and Honors

Listed in "The Best Doctors in Vermont", Vermont Magazine, October 1996
"People's Choice Award - 1998" - Best Doctor As surveyed by Burlington Free Press

Publications

Krawitt EL, Vecchio JA, Heilman R. Toxic Dilation. In: Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment. G.L. Gitnick (ed). Igaku-Shoin Medical Publishers Inc., New York. Pp. 479-488, 1991.

Moses PL, Cataldo PA, Vecchio JA, et al. Validation of Tele-endoscopy as a Diagnostic Tool. Gastroenterology 1997;112:4

Moses PL, Ferrentino N, Moore BR, Bensen SP, Vecchio JA. A Clinically Oriented Review of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Post Graduate Medicine 1998;103(5):77-102.

Zubarik R, Ganguly E, Benway D, Ferrentino N, Moses P, Vecchio J. Procedure-related abdominal discomfort in patients undergoing colorectal cancer screening: a comparison of colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Am J Gastroenterol. 2002. Dec;97(12):3056-61. PMID: 12492190

Ganguly EK, Najarian KE, Vecchio JA, Moses PL. Endoscopic occlusion of cystic duct using N-butyl cyanoacrylate for postoperative bile leakage. Dig Endosc. 2010 Oct;22(4):348-50. PMID: 21175495