University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Surgery

Bio for John B. Fortune, MD, FACS
John B. Fortune, MD, FACS

John B. Fortune, MD, FACS

Professor
Division of Acute Care Surgery


Contact Information
E-mail: John.Fortune@uvmhealth.org
Office Location:
UVM Medical Center, 111 Colchester Ave., Mailstop 320FL4, Burlington, VT 05401

Education

MD, Duke University Medical School, Durham, NC (1975)
AB, Duke University, Durham, NC (1971)

Postdoctoral Training

Surgery Resident, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY (1979-1982)
NIH Research Fellow, University of California, San Diego, CA (1977-1979)
Junior Resident, Duke University, Durham, NC (1975-1977)

Academic Appointments

Professor, Division of Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (2009-Present)
Vice-Chair for Education, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (2009-2015)

Other Professional Appointments

Professor, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY (2004-2009)
Interim Chair, Department of Surgery, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY (2008-2009)
Director, Department of Surgery Residency Program, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY (2008-2009)
Surgery Clerkship Director, Department of Surgery Residency Program, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY (2008-2009)
Associate Director, Department of Surgery Residency Program, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY (2005-2008)
Professor, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY (2004-2009)
Director, Department of Surgery Residency Program, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL (2003-2004)

Awards and Honors

Howe Outstanding Teacher of Surgery Award from Graduating Class (2013, 2012)
Orthopedic Intern Bonehead Award, University of Vermont Medical Center (2010)

Publications

Allen GB, Miller V, Nicholas C, Hess S, Cordes MK, Fortune JB, Blondin J, Ashikaga T, Ricci M.  A multitiered strategy of simulation training, kit consolidation, and electronic documentation is associated with a reduction in central line-associated bloodstream infections.  Am J Infect Control.  2014 Jun;42(6):643-8.  doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2014.02.014.  PMID: 24837115

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

Kubiak BD, Albert SP, Tandoh MA, Fortune JB, Cunningham PR.  Transverse sinus thrombosis after internal jugular vein ligation.  J Emerg Med. 2012 Jul;43(1):e5-9.  doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2009.05.022. Epub 2009 Aug 13.  PMID: 19682827

Smeds M, Fortune JB.  Swyer-James syndrome diagnosed in a trauma patient.  J Emerg Med.  2011 Dec;41(6):e133-6.  doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2008.05.010. Epub 2008 Nov 20.  PMID: 19022604


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