University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Surgery

Bio for William E. Charash, MD, PhD
William E. Charash, MD, PhD

William E. Charash, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Division of Acute Care Surgery

Director, Trauma Intensive Care Unit

Contact Information
Office Location:
UVM Medical Center, 111 Colchester Ave., Mailstop 320FL4, Burlington, VT 05401


PhD, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY (1991)
MS, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY (1990)
MD, Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY (1984)
BA, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (1980)

Postdoctoral Training

Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Fellow, Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (1998-1999)
Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellow, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN (1992-1993)
General Surgery Resident, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY (1989-1991, 1984-1986)
Shock/Trauma Physiology Research Fellow, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY (1986-1989)

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, Division of Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (2008-present)
Assistant Professor, Division of Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (2003-2008)

Other Professional Appointments

Assistant Professor, Boston University, Boston, MA (2000-2003)
Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (1993-1998)

Awards and Honors

Dean's Certificate and Frank C. Ferguson Prize for Excellence in Academic Studies (1990)
Trustee's Scholarship, Albany Medical College (1986-1989)
National Research Service Award, NIH Division of General Medical Sciences (1986-1989)


van der Wilden GM, Velmahos GC, Joseph DK, et al, Charash WE.  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 Oct;148(10):924-31,  doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2013.2747.  PMID: 23945834

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 Apr;72(4):815-20; quiz 1124-5. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e31824fbadf.  PMID: 22491591

Charash WE, Caputo MP, Clark H, Callas PW, Rogers FB, Crookes BA, Alborg MS, Ricci MA.  Telemedicine to a moving ambulance improves outcome after trauma in simulated patients.  J Trauma.  2011 Jul;71(1):49-54; discussion 55.  doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e31821e4690.  PMID: 21818014

McMillian WD, Trombley BJ, Charash WE, Christian RC.  Phentolamine continuous infusion in a patient with pheochromocytoma.  Am J Health-Syst Pharm.  2011 Jan 15;68(2):130-4.  doi: 10.2146/ajhp090619.  PMID: 21200059

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