University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Surgery

Bio for John Fortune, M.D.
John Fortune, M.D.

John Fortune, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Division of Trauma and Critical Care
Vice Chair, Surgical Education
Department of Surgery


Contact Information
E-mail: John.Fortune@uvm.edu
Office Location:
Trauma/Critical Care, FAHC- Fletcher 4

Education

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

Academic Appointments

Professor of 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 - present
Professor of Surgery, 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 of Surgery, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, 2004 - 2009
Director, Department of Surgery Residency Program, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL, 2003 - 2004

Research Grants

2011  Synthetic Tissue Trainer – Development of Realistic Tissue Elements for Surgical Task Training for Management of Combat Injuries, US Air Force, OSD-H09, SBIR Grant, $127,000 (Effort = 50%)

2003-2005  Co-Investigator: “A Study of Information Transfer and Communication Practices Among Surgeons When Transferring Responsibility for Patient Care,”Association for Surgical Education Foundation Funds: $93,991 (Effort = 10%)

Awards and Honors

Orthopedic Intern Teacher of the Year Award (Bonehead Award), UVM  2010
Special Service Award, Trauma Director’s Course, Trauma Center Association of America  2009
Alpha Omega Alpha Teaching Award, SUNY Upstate Medical University  2009

Publications

Allen GB, Miller V, Nicholas C, Hess S, Cordes MK, Fortune JB, Blondin J, Ashikaga 7, 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.

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.

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.

Smeds M, Fortune JB.  Swyer-James syndrome diagnosed in a trauma patient. J Emerg Med. 2011;41(6):e133-6. Epub 2008 Nov 20.

Gulati S, Fortune JB.  Invasive aspergillus infection of a native leg artery in an immunocompetent patient.  Accepted, J Burn and Wound Care, 2009. 
 
Williams RG, Silverman RD,  Schwind C,  Fortune JB, et al.  Surgeon information transfer and communication.  Factors affecting quality and efficiency of inpatient care. Ann Surg 2007;245:159-69.

Dr. Fortune's publications on PubMed.