University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Bio for Charles Mercier, M.D.
Charles Mercier, M.D.

Charles Mercier, M.D.

Professor
Department of Pediatrics


Contact Information
E-mail: Charles.Mercier@uvm.edu
Office Location:
The University of Vermont Children's Hospital, Smith 552A, 111 Colchester Ave., Burlington, VT 05401

Education

Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers, Center for Public Health Leadership, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA (2014) 
Graduate, Institute for Medical Simulation Comprehensive Workshop in Medical Simulation (2006) 
Fellow, Pediatrician Training Grant in the Molecular Biology of Development, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY (1992)
Fellow and Instructor in Pediatrics and Neonatology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY (1991)
Resident, Pediatrics, The Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA (1988)
Intern, Pediatrics, The Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA (1986)
Medicine in the Tropics, Gorgas Memorial Laboratory, Panama, Republic of Panama (1985)
Special Studies Section, Division of Chronic Disease, Center of Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA (1985)
M.D., University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT (1985)
B.S., Tufts University, Medford, MA (1981)

Academic Appointments

Professor of Pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT (2011-present)

Clinical Appointments

Chief, Division of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (2011-present)
Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, The University of Vermont Children's Hospital, Burlington, VT (2011-present)
Medical Director, Neonatal Transport Program, The University of Vermont Children's Hospital, Burlington, VT (1992-present)
Medical Director, Vermont Regional Perinatal Health Project, Vermont Child Health Improvement Program, Department of Pediatrics, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (1992-present)

Professional Activities

S.T.A.B.L.E. Program: Lead Instructor (2009)
Team STEPPS Master Trainer (2009)
Neonatal Resuscitation Program: Instructor and Regional Trainer; American Academy of Pediatrics (1992-present)

Committee Appointments

Member, Perinatal Quality Improvement Committee, UVMMC (2012-present)
Member, Executive Committee, UVMCH Quality Council (2011-present)
Physician Chair, Neonatal Quality Improvement Committee, Division of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Vermont (2011-present)
Physician Chair, Vermont Oxford Network NIC/Q 2009/ NICQ7, 8/ NICQNEXT Leadership Team, UVMMC (2009-present)
Member, Post graduate Medical Education Committee, Department of Pediatrics, University of Vermont (1998-present) 
Member, Rules and Regulations Committee, Department of Pediatrics, University of Vermont (1995-present) 
Chair, Neonatal Transport Advisory Group, The University of Vermont Medical Center (1993-present) 

Awards and Honors

March of Dimes Foundation Grant; Optimizing Care of the Late Preterm Infant (2009-2011)
Frymoyer Scholars Award, University of Vermont (2007-2009)

Journal Reviews

JAMA, manuscript peer review (2010-present)
Pediatrics, manuscript peer review (2010-present)
Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care, statewide peer review physician (2009-present) 
The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program (5th Edition, 6th Edition) Manual Review (2005-present)

Publications (Peer Reviewed)

Mercier CE, Dunn, MS, Ferrelli KR, Howard DB, Soll RF, and the Vermont Oxford Network ELBW Follow-up Study Group. Neurodevelopmental Outcome of Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants from the Vermont Oxford Network: 1998-2003. Neonatology. 2010;97:329-338.
Mercier CE, Barry SE, Paul K, Delaney TV, Horbar JD, Wasserman RC, Berry P, Shaw JS. Improving Newborn Preventive Services at the Birth: A Collaborative Hospital-based Improvement Project. Pediatrics. 2007;120;481-488.
Sinkin RA, Kramer BM, Merbach JA, Myers GJ, Brooks SG, Palumbo DR, Cox C, Kendig JW, Mercier CE, Phelps DL. School age follow-up of prophylactic versus rescue surfactant trial; pulmonary, neurodevelopmental and educational outcomes.  Pediatrics. 1998; 101(5); E11.
Veness-Meehan KA, Cheng ERY, Mercier CE, Blixt SL, Johnston CJ, Watkins RH, Horowitz S. Cell specific alterations in expression of hyperoxia-induced mRNAs of lung.  Am J Resp Cell Mol Bio. 1991:5;516-522.
Horowitz S, Watkins RH, Auten RL, Mercier CE Cheng ERY.  Differential accumulation of surfactant protein A,B, and C MRNAs in two epithelial cell types of hyperoxic lung.  Am J Resp Cell Mol Bio. 1991:5; 511-515.

Publications

Behr C, Schrieffer J, Mercier C. Strategies to gain physician involvement in CQI.  Journal for Healthcare Quality, 1996; July-August
Mercier C, Soll R. Clinical trials of natural surfactant extract in RDS.  Clinics Perinatology.  1993:20; 711-736
Mercier C, Soll R. Erythropoietin (EPO) in premature infants.  In: Chalmers I (ed) Oxford Database of Perinatal Trials.  Version 1.3, Disk Issue 8 Autumn 1992.  Record 7334.
Bennett SL, Abramowicz JS, Sherer DM, Mercier C, Woods, JR. Case Report: survival of an infant with a birthweight of 345 grams.  Birth.  1992:19; 151-153.
Paneth N, Guillemin J, Harrison H, Campbell N, Mercier CE. Roundtable: survival and outcome of the extremely low-birthweight infant. Birth. 1992:19;154-161.