University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Bio for Philip P Trabulsy
Philip P Trabulsy

Philip P Trabulsy

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics
Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

Link to Clinical Information

Contact Information
Office Location:
Hand, Upper Extremity & Microsurgery, Orthopedic Specialty Center, 192 Tilley Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403


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

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

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)

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.

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)

Committee Appointments

Clinical Leader, Community Referral (Network/Integrative Health Initiative, University of Vermont) Vermont Department of Health, 2006-present
Member, Clinical Working Group of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative, 2006-present
UVM College of Medicine Steering Committee Member - Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine (present)

Board Member - Turning Point Recovery Center, Burlington, VT (present)

Volunteer Work

Co-Founder and Board Chairman, Forever Young Treehouses. Local non-profit organization whose mission is to assist in the design, development and construction of handicap-accessible treehouses for children and adults living with disabilities who would benefit from the healing experience of communing with nature in a treehouse. (
Arthritis Coalition, VT Public Health Dept., Integrative Health Initiative (2006-present)
Chairman, Board of Directors, Forever Young Treehouses (2002-present)