University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Program in Integrative Health

Bio for Robert C. Macauley, M.D.
Robert C. Macauley, M.D.

Robert C. Macauley, M.D.

Professor
Department of Pediatrics


Contact Information
E-mail: Robert.Macauley@uvm.edu
Office Location:
Pediatrics, Smith 266

Education

Master of Fine Arts (Fiction), Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT (2012)
Resident and Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Hospital (1998)
M.D., Yale University School of Medicine (1995)
Master of Sacred Theology, Ethics Concentration, Yale University Divinity School (1994)
Master of Divinity, Yale University Divinity School (1993)
Master of Studies, Philosophical Theology, University of Oxford, Oxford, England (1989)
B.A., Cum Laude, Wheaton College (1988)

Academic Appointments

Professor of Pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT (2013-present)
Associate Faculty, The Union Graduate College-Mount Sinai School of Medicine Bioethics Program, Schenectady, NY (2008–present)

Clinical Appointments

Palliative Care Physician, Vermont Children's Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT (2006-present)
Medical Director, Clinical Ethics, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT (2005-present)

Professional Positions

Founder and Medical Director, Pediatric Advanced Care Team, University of Vermont College of Medicine/Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT (2006-present)

Committee Appointments

Committee Chairperson:
• Consultative subcommittee of Ethics Committee
• Palliative Care Advisory Committee, Fletcher Allen Health Care
• Professional Advisory Committee, Fletcher Allen Health Care
Board of Directors:
• Vermont Health Foundation (2010–2011)
• Vermont Ethics Network (2008–present)
• Dhatri Foundation (2008–2010)
• University of Vermont Cooperative Campus Ministry (2006–2011)
Physician Leader, Schwartz Rounds (2009–present)
Fletcher Allen Resident Ombudsman, selected by Resident Representative Committee (2008–present)
Planning group member and chair of education sub-group, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Leadership, Education and Development (AAHPM LEAD) Program (2008–present)
Selection Committee, Vermont/New Hampshire Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (2005–present)

Awards and Honors

Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Award (Honorable Mention, 2011)
George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health-Templeton Reflective Rounds pilot site (2011)
American Medical Student Association Golden Apple Award nominee, University of Vermont College of Medicine (2011)
Silver Stethoscope Teaching Award nominee, University of Vermont College of Medicine (2011)
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly Paper Award (2011)
University of Vermont Continuing Medical Education, Educator of the Year (runner-up 2010)
American Medical Student Association Golden Apple Award nominee, University of Vermont College of Medicine (2010)
Founders Scholarship, Vermont College of Fine Arts (2009)
Foundations Teaching Award nominee, University of Vermont College of Medicine (2009)
Silver Stethoscope Teaching Award nominee, University of Vermont College of Medicine (2008)
Palliative Medicine Junior Faculty Leadership Forum (now known as HPM LEAD), competitive selection on a national basis, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2008)
American Medical Student Association Golden Apple Award (for teaching), University of Vermont College of Medicine (2007)
Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation (2006)
John Templeton Spirituality and Medicine Curricular Award for Medical Schools, Course Director and Co-Principal Investigator (2005-2009)

Publications

Link to Publications