University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Neurological Sciences

Bio for Christopher Commichau, M.D.
Christopher Commichau, M.D.

Christopher Commichau, M.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Neurological Sciences


Contact Information
E-mail: Christopher.Commichau@uvm.edu
Phone:
Clinic: 802-847-4589
Office Location:
University of Vermont College of Medicine, 89 Beaumont Ave., Given C225, Burlington, Vermont 05405

Education

1989-1993: M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
1985-1989:  B.A., Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Academic Interests

Ethics

Expertise

Neurocritical Care and Stroke

Academic Appointments

2004-present:  Director, Neurology Residency Program, University of Vermont College of Medicine
2004-present:  Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Clinical Appointments

2004-present:  Director, Neurocritical Care and Stroke, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT

Board Certification

2008:  Board certification in Vascular Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
1998:  Board Certification in Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
1994:  Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

Licensure

2004-present:  Medical Licensure, State of Vermont

Awards and Honors

1996:  USAID grant recipient - Medical Education Partnership and Training Project. Dniepopetrovsk State Medical Academy, Ukraine
1993:  Desmond S. O'Doherty Award for Excellence in Neurology, Georgetown University.
1989:  Philadelphia Public Schools Service Award

Professional Activities

2008-present:  Board of Directors, Vermont Managed Care
2007-present:  Founders Affiliate, Board of Directors, American Heart Association
2006-present:  Northeast Affiliate, Board of Directors, American Heart Association
2006-present:  Member, Association of University Professors of Neurology
2005-present:  Planning Committee, Northeast Cerebrovascular Consortium
2004-present:  Member, Nothern New England Neurological Society (NNENS)
2004-present:  Consortium of Program Directors of Neurology
2004-present:  Editorial Board, Neurocritical Care
2004-present:  Secretary, AHA - Northeast Stroke Task Force
2003-present:  Member, Neurocritical Care Society
1999-present:  Examiner, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
1996-present:  Article reviewer, Neurology
1995-present:  Member, American Academy of Neurology: Section on Stroke, Section on Emergent and Critical Care Neurology, Spine Section

Publications

Commichau C. Section Editor: Environmental Disorders. In: Biller, ed, The Interface of Neurology & Internal Medicine. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2008.

Commichau C. Venomous Snakebite in the US. In: Biller, ed, The Interface of Neurology & Internal Medicine. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2008.

Commichau C, Tranmer B, Popp A. Ischemic Cerebrovascular Disease. In: Popp AJ, Deshaies EM, eds, A Guide to the Primary Care of Neurological Disorders. Thieme Publishers, New York, 2008.

Stevens AM, Then JE, Frock KM, Crookers BA, Commichau C, Marden BT, Beynnon BJ, Rebuck JA. Evaluation of feeding intolerance in patients with pentobarbital-induced coma. Ann Pharmacotherapy 2008 Apr;42(4):516-22.

Naidech AM, Jovanovic B, Wartenberg KE, Parra A, Ostapkovich N, Connolly ES, Mayer SA, Commichau C. Higher hemoglobin is associated with improved outcomes after subarachnoid hemorrhage. Crit Care Med 2007 Oct;35(10):2382-9.

To see more of Dr. Commichau's publications, please visit PubMed.