University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Bio for Catherine Rude, M.D.
Catherine Rude, M.D.

Catherine Rude, M.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics

Contact Information
Office Location:
The University of Vermont Children's Hospital, Pediatric Primary Care, 1 S. Prospect St., Burlington, VT 05401


Fellowship, Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics, Yale University, New Haven, CT; awarded Fellowship, National Center for Infant Programs (1991)
Pediatric Residency, Case Western Reserve University, Department of Pediatrics, Cleveland, OH (1986)
M.D., Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA (1983)
A.B., Cum Laude, Smith College, Northampton, MA (1979)

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (2009-present)

Clinical Appointments

General Pediatrician, Pediatric Primary Care, The University of Vermont Children's Hospital, Burlington, VT (2001-present)

Other Professional Appointments

Worked to educate Vermont physicians, community and legislators about lead poisoning. Served on Vermont Lead Hazard Commission, presented various grand rounds and other presentations about lead poisoning to groups around the state, testified at legislative sessions. Served on Advisory board for Ch.A.D.D. of Champlain Valley, Child Protection Team, Success by Six Team, Helped organize Partners in care conference for Parent to Parent group. Precepted at Spectrum Clinic for homeless youth.

Teaching - Regional, National and International

Medical Student lecture:  Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Primary Care Pediatric Patient, February 11, 2015. Part of Spotlight on Primary Care Series sponsored by Office of Primary Care, AHEC
Mentor for first year pediatric resident as part of the pediatric residency mentoring program (2014-present)
Co-Preceptor of Pediatric Resident Team Clinic
Active Teaching of pediatric and family practice residents assigned to our office for month-long rotations
Participate in the Doctoring in Vermont program for first and second year medical students
Active Teaching of Medical Students in our office-based pediatric setting


Rude, CS and Schonfeld, D: Research in Process: a comparison of lead screening methods in young children.  Zero to Three, Vol.XI, June 1991.
Rude, C and Kerman, LV.  School avoidance: excessive absenteeism and dropping out.  In Friedman, SB, Comprehensive Adolescent Health Care.  St. Louis: Quality Medical Publishing, Inc., 1992.
Rude, C: Lead Poisoning in Vermont: an update on prevention, prevalence and screening.  Vermont State Medical Society Reporter, December 1992.
Leventhal, JM, Horwitz, SM, Rude, C and Stier, DM: Maltreatment of children born to teenage mothers: a comparison between the 1960's and the 1980's. J Pediatr 1993; 122:314-9.
Schonfeld, DJK, Cullen, MR, Rainey, PM, Berg, AT, Brown, DR, Hogan JC, Turk, DS, Rude, CS and Cicchetti, DV: Screening for lead poisoning in an urban pediatric clinic using samples obtained by fingerstick.  Pediatrics 1994; 94: 174-9.