University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Bio for Peter Casson, M.D.
Peter Casson, M.D.

Peter Casson, M.D.

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Contact Information
Office Location:
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Smith Room 402, 111 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401


1991     Fellowship - University of Tennesse, Memphis, TN, Reproductive Endocrinology
1989     Residency  - Queen's University, Ontario, Canada
1984     M.D. - Queen's University, Ontario, Canada
1984     B.A. - Queen's University, Ontario, Canada, Biology/Chemistry

Research Interests

Dr. Casson’s interests are in performing clinical trials in female infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, and the physiologic relevance of androgens in post reproductive women.

Research Grants

NIH/NICHD 1U10HD055944 Reproductive Medicine Network. Metformin Use During in Vitro Fertilization in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
PI: Peter Casson, M.D.     09/2007 - present
NIA 2R01AG021476-06A2 "Estrogen Effects on Cholinergic Function in Older Women."
Co-Investigator: Peter Casson, M.D.     06/2009 - 06/2014

Awards and Honors

2013     American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Training Research Award (2nd author, recipient 3rd year fellow, Amanda Hurliman, M.D.)
2013     American Society for Reproductive Medicine Star Award
2012     American Society for Reproductive Medicine Scientific Program Prize Paper, 69th Annual Meeting
2011     CREOG Resident Teaching Award
2010, 2005     APGO Excellence in Teaching Award
1997     Hartford/Huffington Center on Aging Key Clinical Faculty Award
1996     Berlex Foundation Faculty Development Award


Legro RS, Brzyski RG, Diamond MP, Coutifaris C, Schlaff WD, Alvero R, Casson P, Christman GM, Huang H, Yan Q, Haisenleder DJ, Barnhart KT, Bates GW, Usadi R, Lucidi R, Baker V, Trussell JC, Krawetz SA, Snyder P, Ohl D, Santoro N, Eisenberg E, Zhang H; National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Reproductive Medicine Network. The Pregnancy in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome II study: baseline characteristics and effects of obesity from a multicenter randomized clinical trial. Fertil Steril. 2014 Jan;101(1):258-269.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2013.08.056. Epub 2013 Oct 21. PubMed PMID: 24156957.
Beesley RD, Palmer BM, Casson PR, Toth MJ. Effects of testosterone on cardiomyocyte calcium homeostasis and contractile function in female rats. Exp Physiol. 2013 Jan;98(1):161-71. doi: 10.1113/expphysiol.2012.067009. Epub 2012 Jul 13. PubMed PMID: 22798400.
Keller J, Mandala M, Casson P, Osol G. Endothelial dysfunction in a rat model of PCOS: evidence of increased vasoconstrictor prostanoid activity. Endocrinology. 2011 Dec;152(12):4927-36. doi: 10.1210/en.2011-1424. Epub 2011 Oct 25. PubMed PMID: 22028445.
Casson PR, Krawetz SA, Diamond MP, Zhang H, Legro RS, Schlaff WD, Coutifaris C, Brzyski RG, Christman GM, Santoro N, Eisenberg E; Reproductive Medicine Network. Proactively establishing a biologic specimens repository for large clinical trials: an idea whose time has come. Syst Biol Reprod Med. 2011 Oct;57(5):217-21. doi: 10.3109/19396368.2011.604818. PubMed PMID: 21951166; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3848250.
Keller JL, Casson PR, Toth MJ. Relationship of androgens to body composition, energy and substrate metabolism and aerobic capacity in healthy, young women. Steroids. 2011 Nov;76(12):1247-51. doi: 10.1016/j.steroids.2011.06.001. Epub 2011 Jun 25. PubMed PMID: 21729710; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3171585.

See PubMed listing here.