University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

Bio for Bonita Libman, M.D.
Bonita Libman, M.D.

Bonita Libman, M.D.

Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology)
Director, Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology Fellowship Program
Department of Medicine


Contact Information
E-mail: Bonita.Libman@vtmednet.org
Phone:
(802) 847-4574
Office Location:
Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Fletcher Allen Health Care, East Pavilion, Level 5 - ACC, Burlington, VT 05401, USA

Education

1983 B.S., Biological Sciences, Magna Cum Laude, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.
1987 M.D., University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Academic Interests

Dr. Libman is a clinician-educator.  In addition to patient care, Dr. Libman's primary activity is education of fellows and other trainees in the field of rheumatology, in order to create future generations of rheumatologists.  Dr. Libman has participated in the development of both national and local educational efforts, including the American College of Rheumatology In-Training Examination (in conjunction with the National Board of Medical Examiners) and the Vermont Integrated Curriculum Connections course.  She has given numerous lectures to colleagues, allied health professionals and the lay public, including three presentations for the UVM Community Medical School for broadcast on local television stations.

Academic Appointments

1993-2001 Assistant Professor, Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont.
2001-2011 Associate Professor, Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont.
2002 -2009 Associate Director, Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program
2011-present Professor, Divison of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont
2009-present Director, Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program

Awards and Honors

Phi Beta Kappa
Alpha Lambda Delta
Phi Kappa Phi
Alpha Mu Gamma
1979-1983 Dean's List
1979-1983 National Merit Scholar
1979 Presidential Award Recipient
2010-2013 Three time recipient of the American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation/Amgen/Wyeth/Rheumatology Fellowship Training Award

Publications

Libman BS, Quismorio Jr. FP, Stimmler MM. Polyarteritis nodosa-like vasculitis inhuman immunodeficiency virus infection. J Rheumatol 1995;22:351-5.

Salahuddin N, Libman BS, Lunde JH, Kay J, Cooper SM. Association of relapsingpolychondritis and myelodysplastic syndrome. Report of three cases. Journal of ClinicalRheumatology 2000;6(3):146-9.

Bruno KM, Farhoomand L, Libman BS, Pappas CN, Landry FJ. Cryptococcalarthritis, tendinitis, tenosynovitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome: report of a case and review of the literature. Arthritis Care & Research (Arthritis and Rheumatism) 2002;47:104-8.

Cooper SM, Libman BS, Lazarovich M. Churg-Strauss syndrome in a group of patients receiving fluticasone for asthma. Journal of Rheumatology 2002;29:2651-2652.

Nepveu K, Libman BS. Hepatitis C as another possible cause of porphyria cutanea tarda and systemic lupus erythematosus: comment on the article by Kutz and Bridges. Arthritis Rheum 1996;39:352-4.

To view more of Dr. Libman's publications, please visit PubMed.