University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Bio for Lewis First, M.D.
Lewis First, M.D.

Lewis First, M.D.

Chairman and Professor
Department of Pediatrics


Contact Information
E-mail: Lewis.First@uvm.edu
Office Location:
E203 Given Building, 89 Beaumont Avenue, Burlington, VT 05405

Education

Clinical Fellow in Ambulatory/Emergency Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Boston (1985)
M.S., Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA Epidemiology (1985)
Chief Resident, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Boston (1984)
Internship and Residency, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Boston (1983)
M.D., Harvard Medical School (1980)
B.A., Harvard College, Magna cum laude in Biochemical Sciences (1976)

Academic Appointments

Professor and Chairman of Pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT (1994-present)

Clinical Appointments

Chief of Pediatrics, Vermont Children's Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care (2001-present)
Physician Leader, Children's Health Care Service at Fletcher Allen Health Care (1995-present)

Editorial Boards

Editor-In-Chief, Pediatrics, Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (2009-present)

Awards and Honors

Keynote Opening Plenary Speaker, Association for Medical Education in Europe, Lyon France (2012)
Steven Miller Memorial Lecture on Humanism in Medicine, New York Academy of Medicine and Columbia University (2011)
Elected Chair, National Board of Medical Examiners (2011-present)
Runner-up, Clinical Department of the Year,  University of Vermont College of Medicine (2011)
Alpha Omega Alpha Visiting Professor, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY (2011)
Holroyd-Sherry Award, American Academy of Pediatrics, Council on Communications and Media (2010)
Runner-Up, Clinical Department of the Year, University of Vermont College of Medicine (2010)
The Silver Stethoscope Award, “Inspirational Cameo of the Year”, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Class of 2012 (2010)
Clinical Department of the Year, University of Vermont College of Medicine (2009)
Elected Treasurer, National Board of Medical Examiners (2009)
Clinical Department of the Year, University of Vermont College of Medicine (2008)
White Coat Ceremony Speaker, University of Vermont College of Medicine (2009)
Kids on the Block – Vermont, Puppets’ Choice Award (2008)
Miller-Sarkin National Pediatric Mentoring Award (2007)

Publications

Link to Publications