University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Surgery

Bio for William Charash, M.D., Ph.D.
William Charash, M.D., Ph.D.

William Charash, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Division Acute Care Surgery
Department of Surgery

Contact Information
Office Location:
Surgery, Fletcher 463-MS 320 FL4


M.D., Cornell University Medical College,  New York, NY (1984)
M.S., Physiology, Albany Medical College,  Albany, NY (1990)
Ph.D., Physiology, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY (1991)
Residency in General Surgery, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY  (1984-1986, 1989-1992)
Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, Shock/Trauma Physiology, Albany Medical College (1986-1989)
Fellowship in Trauma & Surgical Critical Care
, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN (1992-1993)
Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (1998-1999)

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT 2008 - present
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Vermont College of Medicine,  Burlington, VT  2003 - 2008
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University, Boston, MA  2000 - 2003
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY  1993 - 1998

Research Grants

Co-investigator: Health Resources and Services Administration Grant Award G22TH07769, Northeastern Telehealth Resource Center, 2007  $62,000

Co-investigator: US Dept. of Transportation Grant Award, DTNH22-04-H-01425, FAST STAR: Linking Telemedicine to the Moving Ambulance 9/15/04-09/15/06. $900,000.


van der Wilden GM, Velmahos GC, Joseph DK, Jacobs L, Debusk MG, Adams CA, Gross R, Burkott B, Agarwal S, Maung AA, Johnson DC, Gates J, Kelly E, Michaud Y, Charash WE, Winchell RJ, Desjardins SE, Rosenblatt MS, Gupta S, Gaeta M, Chang Y, de Moya MA. Successful Nonoperative Management of the Most Severe Blunt Renal Injuries: A Multicenter Study of the Research Consortium of New England Centers for Trauma. JAMA Surg. 2013 Aug 14. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2013.2747. [Epub ahead of print]

Barton CA, McMillian WD, Osler T, Charash WE, Igneri PA, Brenny NC, Aloi JJ, Fortune JB. Anticoagulation management around percutaneous bedside procedures: is adjustment required? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012;72(4):815-20; quiz 1124-5.

McMillian WD, Trombley BJ, Charash WE, Christian RC. Phentolamine continuous infusion in a patient with pheochromocytoma. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2011;68(2):130-4.

Charash WE, Caputo MP, Clark H, Callas PW, Rogers FB, Crookes BA, Alborg MS, Ricci MA.  Telemedicine to a Moving Ambulance Improves Outcome Following Trauma in Simulated Patients. J Trauma 2011;71(1):49-55.

Cat TB, Charash W, Hebert J, Marden BT, Corbett SM, Ahern J, Rebuck JA.  Potential influence of antisecretory therapy on the development of Candida-associated intraabdominal infection.  Ann Pharmacother. 2008;42(2):185-91.

Sibert K, Ricci MA, Caputo M, Callas PW, Rogers FB, Charash W, Malone P, Leffler SM, Clark H, Salinas J, Wall J, Kocmoud C. The feasibility of using ultrasound and video laryngoscopy in a mobile telemedicine consult. Telemed J E Health. 2008 Apr;14(3):266-72.

Rogers FB, Madsen L, Shackford S, Crookes B, Charash W, Morrow P, Osler T, Jawa R, Rebuck JA, Igneri P. A needs assessment for regionalization of trauma care in a rural state. Am Surg. 2005;71(8):690-3.

Rogers F, Shackford S, Daniel S, Crookes B, Sartorelli K, Charash W, Igneri P. Workload redistribution: a new approach to the 80-hour workweek. J Trauma. 2005;58(5):911-4; discussion 914-6.

Publications on PubMed