Department of Medicine
Message from the Division Chief
Our clinical and research faculty, fellows-in-training, and staff are dedicated to outstanding patient care, innovative research, and excellence in pulmonary and critical care medicine. Our academic and research efforts are integrated with our clinical care responsibilities at Fletcher Allen Health Care.
We conduct internationally renowned multi-disciplinary research in lung disease, with programs in physiology, stem cell biology, immunology, acute lung injury, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Clinical trials have led to major advances in our understanding and treatment of these diseases. Our researchers have made seminal advances in the biology and treatment of lung disease, and many have leadership positions in the American Thoracic Society, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Our faculty educators have a leadership role in the medical school curriculum, including running the respiratory section of the award-winning Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Renal Systems Foundations course. We train two fellows each year in a three-year Pulmonary and Critical Care training program. Our goal is to train fellows to be outstanding physicians able to achieve success in a variety of career pathways.
In our clinics, we have dedicated programs in lung cancer, interstitial lung disease, asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, and COPD. In the Medical Intensive Care Unit we constantly strive to provide high quality multi-disciplinary care; we have been at the forefront of implementing quality improvement initiatives to ensure that the most advanced care is provided to our patients.
Anne Dixon, M.A., B.M., B.Ch.
Locations & Facilities
We are located on the University of Vermont campus, and adjacent to Fletcher Allen Health Care, fostering a culture of collaboration and partnership. Our Burlington home is nestled between the shores of Lake Champlain and the vistas of the Green Mountains. Learn more about living in Burlington.
Pulmonary Ambulatory Center
The pulmonary ambulatory center is located at Fletcher Allen Health Care, ACC 5 East Medicine Clinic. The clinic has a pulmonary function laboratory fully equipped to perform spirometry, lung volumes, diffusing capacity, complex exercise testing, and inhalation challenge studies. There are more than 1600 patient visits to the clinic annually and the pulmonary function laboratory performs over 4800 tests annually.
The Vermont Lung Center
The Vermont Lung Center and Asthma Clinical Research Center are located at the Medical Office Building, Fanny Allen Campus. The research labs are based in the Health Sciences Research Facility and Given Building at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, adjacent to the medical center.
Last modified August 13 2012 12:16 PM