University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Bio for Philip P Trabulsy, MD
Philip P Trabulsy, MD

Philip P Trabulsy, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics
Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation
University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine

Link to Clinical Information

Contact Information
Office Location:
Hand Surgery, Upper Extremity and Microsurgery, Orthopedics & Rehabilitation Center, The University of Vermont Medical Center, 192 Tilley Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403


Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA (1985)

Postdoctoral Training

Fellow: Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ (2008-2009)

Resident: Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive/Hand, University of California, San Francisco, CA (1992)
Resident: General Surgery, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Burlington, VT (1990)

Awards and Honors

California Society of Plastic Surgeon’s Annual Meeting, Newport, California, Residents Paper Competition, Fibula Osteocutaneous Flap in Mandibular Reconstruction, March 1992, 3rd Place
Vermont Regional Trauma Competition, Resident’s Section. Sponsored by the Committee on Trauma, American College of Surgeons. Paper and Presentation: IV Placement in Time Zero Boston, October, 1986, 1st Place
Mansbach Scholarship, Eastern Virginia Medical School. Awarded for Academic Excellence in the Basic Sciences, September, 1983
Summa Cum Laude, Old Dominion University, May, 1980
Deans List, Old Dominion University, 1978-1980

Board Certification

Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand (1996)
American Board of Plastic Surgery (1994)
American Board of Surgery (1991)


Medical Acupuncture Certification (2010)

Clinical Expertise

After arriving at the University of Vermont in 1996 his clinical interests began to focus on the non-operative management of a wide array of neuro musculoskeletal disorders presenting to his clinic at the Hand and Upper Extremity Clinic of the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at UVM. His treatment philosophy centers around the holistic care of the patient utilizing evidence-based modalities of both conventional and complementary and alternative practices. His approach is comprehensive in nature taking into account the important mind-body connection to disease states.