University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Primary Care Internal Medicine

Bio for Richard Pinckney, M.D., M.P.H.
Richard Pinckney, M.D., M.P.H.

Richard Pinckney, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics
Department of Medicine

Contact Information
Office Location:
Adult Primary Care-Burlington, 1 So Prospect St., Burlington, VT 05401


1994 M.D. State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
1990 B.S. Hobart College, Geneva, New York - Cum Laude
2000 M.P.H. Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts

Academic Interests

Motivational Interviewing
Evidence-Based Medicine

Clinical Compassion

Academic Appointments

2011-present Associate Professor of Medicine Division of General Internal Medicine College of Medicine University of Vermont
2009-present Co-Director Internal Medicine Resident Clinic
1998-2001 Post-Graduate Research Doctoral Fellow College of Medicine University of Vermont
1997-1998 Chief Resident in Internal Medicine College of Medicine University of Vermont
1996-1997 Clinical Instructor in Internal Medicine College of Medicine University of Vermont
June 1991-May 1992 Teaching Assistant in Molecular Biology Post-Baccalaureate Program SUNY Buffalo

Research Grants

Title: Measuring the Quality of Cancer Care in the Community Role: Project Manager, Co-Investigator
Title: Care of Patients after Positive Mammography Role: Principal Investigator
Title: Event Analysis of Breast Procedures Role: Principal Investigator
Title: VT-CHIP (Consumer Health Information Project) and Shared Medical Decision-Making Role: Co-Investigator
Title:  A Program in Wise Prescribing. Role: Principal Investigator
Title: Vermont SBIRT Collaborative: Co-Investigator


Kaiser S, Vassell R, Pinckney RG, Holmes T, James TA. Clinical Impact of Biopsy Method on the Quality of Surgical Management in Melanoma Biopsy Method & Melanoma Surgical Management. Journal of Surgical Clinical Oncology. 2014; 109: 774-779
Kaminsky DA, Marcy T, Dorwaldt A, Pinckney R, Desarno M, Soloman L, Hughes JR. Motivating Smokers in the Hospital Pulmonary Function Laboratory to Quit Smoking by Use of the Lung Age Concept. Nicotine Tob Res. 2011 Nov 13;(11):1161-6.

Pinckney RG, Helminski AS, Kennedy AG, MacLean CD, Hurowitz L, Cote E. The Effect of Medication Samples on Self-reported Prescribing Pratices: a statewide, cross-sectional survey. JGIM. 2011;26:40-44.

Pinckney RG, O'Brien R, Piccirillo JF, Littenberg B. Evaluation of Comorbidity Indices in Patients Admitted for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Monaldi Arch Chest Dis. 2004;61:209-212.
Pinckney RG, Geller BM, Burman M, Littenberg B. Effect of False-Positive Mammograms on Subsequent Screening Mammography in Vermont Women. Amer J Med 2003; 114:120-125.

Kennedy AG, MacLean CD, Littenberg B, Ades PA, Pinckney RG. Achieving National Cholesterol Goals in Community-Based Patients with Diabetes.  Diabetes Care. 2005;28:1029-34.
To view more of Dr. Pinckney's publications, please visit PubMed.