University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Bio for Elizabeth Ames, M.D.
Elizabeth Ames, M.D.

Elizabeth Ames, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Residency Program Director
Attending Surgeon, Division of Spine
Coordinator, Orthopaedic Curriculum, UVM College of Medicine


Clinic Address
Spine Institute of New England (SpINE)
Orthopaedic Specialty Center
192 Tilley Drive
South Burlington VT 05403
Phone: 802-847-2663
Fax: 802-847-3798


Link to Clinical Information


Contact Information
E-mail: Elizabeth.Ames@uvm.edu
Phone:
802-656-2250
Office Location:
UVM COM Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, McClure Musculoskeletal Research Center, 95 Carrigan Drive, 436A Stafford Hall, Burlington, VT 05405

Education

Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT (1996)

Research Interests

Dr. Ames' major research activities include the study of regional bone density in spinal stenosis, lumbar pedicle morphology and the changes with the aging process, and the biomechanics of lumbar fixation.

Awards and Honors

Raymond F. Kuhlmann Award for Outstanding Orthopaedic Research, UVM (2001)
Excellence in Teaching from the residents in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Vermont (2005)

Publications (Peer Reviewed)

Drury T, Ames SE, Hall J, Beynnon B, Costi K, Benoit LD: Degenerative Spondylolisthesis in Patients with Neurogenic Claudication Affects Functional Performance and Self-Reported Quality of Life. Spine 34(25):2812-2817, 2009.

Harlow SP, Krag DN, Ames SE, Weaver DL: Intraoperative Ultrasound Localization to Guide Surgical Excision of Nonpalpable Breast Carcinoma. J Am Coll Surg 189(3):241-246, 1999.

Ames SE, Krag DN, Brady MS: Radiolocalization of the Sentinel Lymph Node in Merkel Cell Carcinoma: A Clinical Analysis of Seven Cases. J Surgical Oncology 67(4):251-254, 1998.

Incavo SJ, Ames SE, DiFazio F, Howe JG: Cementless Hemispheric Acetabular Components: A 4-8 Year Follow Up Report. J Arthroplasty 11(3):298-303, 1996.

Incavo SJ, Ames SE: Allograft-Host Mismatch in Revision THA. Orthopedic Review 13(10):832-836, 1994.

Link to PubMed

Postdoctoral Training

Surgical Internship: General Surgery, Medical Center Hospital, University of Vermont College of Medicine (1997)
Spine Surgery Fellowship: Moe Spinal Fellowship, Twin Cities Spine Center, Minneapolis, MN (2002)
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT (2001)

Area of Interest

Degenerative and Adolescent Deformity of the Spine, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal Tumors, Spinal Trauma, Osteoporotic Spine
Dr. Ames’ clinical practice is dedicated to the problems of the spine in all ages and conditions.

Presentations

Grabowski GG, Kurtz AM, Ames SE, Krag MH, Bunn J: Flexion/extension lateral radiographs: What do they add to AP & neutral lateral lumbar radiographs? Accepted for Podium, AAOS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, February 2011.

Nelms NJ, Ames SE, Beynnon B: Variation in Lumbar Pedicle Structure with Bone Mineral Density. Poster, Orthopaedic Research Society 56th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 2010.

Ames SE, Leib ES, Benoit LD, Beynnon B, Hall JS: The Prevalence of Osteoporosis in Patients with Neurogenic Claudication. E-Poster, 16th Annual Meeting of IMAST (International Meeting of Advanced Spinal Techniques, Scoliosis Research Society), Vienna, July 2009.

Drury T, Ames SE, Hall J, Beynnon B, Costi K, Benoit LD: Spondylolisthesis in patients with neurogenic claudication affects functional performance and self-reported quality of life. Poster, SOMOS 50th Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV, December 2008.

Drury T, Ames SE, Hall J, Beynnon B, Costi K., Benoit LD: Spondylolisthesis in patients with neurogenic claudication affects functional performance and self-reported quality of life.” E-poster, 15th Annual Meeting of IMAST (International Meeting of Advanced Spinal Techniques, Scoliosis Research Society). Hong Kong, July 2008.

Ames SE, Phipps ME, Schwender JD, Perra JH, Lonstein JE, Transfeldt EE, Garvey TA, Wroblewski J. C2 plumb line correlates with standard radiographic measurement of sagittal balance. Cervical Spine Research Society 30th Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida, December 2002.

Ames SE, Incavo SJ, Pappas CN, Mahoney PJ, Campbell DN, Jones MD: Interobserver Reproducibility and Intraobserver Reliability of Femoral Cement Mantle Grading. 67th Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orlando, Florida, March 2000.

Professional Activities

Dr. Ames serves on national committees working on musculoskeletal education in medical schools, and she coordinates the musculoskeletal curriculum on behalf of the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation in the University of Vermont College of Medicine and advises medical students interested in Orthopaedics.