University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Neurological Sciences

Bio for Timothy Fries, M.D.
Timothy Fries, M.D.

Timothy Fries, M.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Neurological Sciences


Contact Information
E-mail: Timothy.Fries@uvm.edu
Office Location:
UVM Medical Center, 111 Colchester Ave, Patrick 5, Burlington, VT

Education

1977-1981: M.D., University of Minnesota Medical School, St. Paul, MN
1974-1977: B.A., Psychology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

Academic Interests

Clinical uses of botulinum toxin in neurological disorders
Medical education

Expertise

Peripheral electrophysiology including conventional EMG, SFEMG, Intra-Op EMG, ANS testing, quantitative sensory testing and MUNE

Academic Appointments

2012-Present: Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Vermont College of Medicine
2002-Present: Neurology Clerkship Director, University of Vermont College of Medicine
1987-2012: Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Clinical Appointments

2002-Present: Vice Chair Education, Section of Neurology, University of Vermont Medical Center
1995-Present: Director, The Botulinum Toxin Clinic, University of Vermont Medical Center
1987-Present: Director, The Electromyography Laboratory, University of Vermont Medical Center

Board Certification

1994: Diplomate in the Subspecialty of Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
1987: Active Member, American Association of Electromyography and Electrodiagnosis (Board Certified, EMG)
1986: Board Certification in Neurology, American Boards of Psychiatry and Neurology
1984: Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

Licensure

1985-Present: Medical Licensure, State of Vermont

Awards and Honors

1999: Director of Advanced Basic Neuroscience Core - Clinical Neuroscience Course awarded Dean's Achievement Award
1973-1974: Distinguished Scholar, College of St. Thomas
1969-1973: Valedictorian, Bausch & Lomb Science Award, Cretin H.S. 

Professional Activities

2002-Present: Consortium of Neurology Clerkship Directors
1994-Present: Director, Neurology Resident Inservice Review Course, UVM
1991-Present: Faculty Instructor, Clinical Neuroscience Course, University of Vermont College of Medicine
1991-Present: Director, Freshman & Sophomore Clerkship in Neurology (now called Doctoring Skills Course), UVM
1991-Present: Faculty Instructor, Clinical Neuroscience Course (Senior Physical Therapy Students), University of Vermont College of Medicine
1991-Present: Advancement Committee, University of Vermont College of Medicine
1990-Present: Faculty Instructor, Basic Neuroscience Course, University of Vermont
1990-Present: Faculty Instructor, Neural Science Course (Freshman Medical Students), University of Vermont College of Medicine
1985-Present: Member, American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
1985-Present: Member, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Publications

Applebee A, Ramundo M, Kirkpatrick BD, Fries TJ, Panitch H.  Intramedullary spinal cord abscess in a healthy woman. Neurology 68(15):1230, 2007.

Shefner JM, Cudkowicz MD, Zhang H, Schoefeld D, Jillapalli D, and the Northeast ALS Consortium*: Revised Statistical MUNE in the Celebrex/ALS Trial. Muscle & Nerve. 35(2):228-34, 2007.

Shefner JM, Cudkowicz MD, Zhang H, Schoefeld D, Jillapalli D, and the Northeast ALS Consortium*: The use of statistical MUNE in a multicenter clinical trial, Muscle & Nerve 30:463, 2004.

Skljarevski V, Khoshyomn S, Fries TJ: Apoplexy in the setting of coronary angiography. J Neuroimaging 13(3):276, 2003.

Haq RU, Pendlebury WW, Fries TJ, Tandan R. Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy in diabetic patients. Muscle & Nerve, 27:465, 2003.

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