University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Bio for Elizabeth Ames, MD
Elizabeth Ames, MD

Elizabeth Ames, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Residency Program Director
University of Vermont College of Medicine

Attending Surgeon, Division of Spine
Coordinator, Orthopaedic Curriculum, UVM College of Medicine


Clinic Address
Spine Institute
Orthopedics and Rehabilitation 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)

Postdoctoral Training

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)
Surgical Internship: General Surgery, Medical Center Hospital, University of Vermont College of Medicine (1997)

Expertise

Degenerative and Adolescent Deformity of the Spine
Spinal Stenosis
Spinal Tumors
Spinal Trauma
Osteoporotic Spine

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.

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.

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