University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Surgery

Bio for Bruce J. Leavitt, MD, FACS
Bruce J. Leavitt, MD, FACS

Bruce J. Leavitt, MD, FACS

Professor
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery


Contact Information
E-mail: Bruce.Leavitt@uvmhealth.org
Office Location:
UVM Medical Center, 111 Colchester Ave., Mailstop 141FL4, Burlington, VT 05401

Education

MD, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (1981)
BA, University of Maine at Orono, Orono, ME (1976)

Postdoctoral Training

Cardiopulmonary Surgery Resident, SUNY Health Sciences Center, Syracuse, NY (1986-1988)
Surgery Resident, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME (1982-1986)
Surgery Intern, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME (1981-1982)

Academic Appointments

Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (2003-Present)
Associate Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (1994-2003)
Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (1988-1994)

Awards and Honors

Nathan Smith Award, New England Surgical Society (2015)
H. Gordon Page Surgeon of the Year Award, University of Vermont College of Medicine (2015)
Outstanding Alumni Award for Service to Medicine and Community, University of Vermont College of Medicine (2011)

Publications

Chaisson K, Sanford M, Boss RA Jr, Leavitt BJ, et al.  Improving patients' readiness for coronary artery bypass graft surgery.  Crit Care Nurse.  2014 Dec;34(6):29-36.  doi: 10.4037/ccn2014951.  PMID: 25452407

Leavitt BJ.  Invited commentary on "new TNM staging system for esophageal cancer". Radiographics.  2014 Oct;34(6):1740-1.  doi: 10.1148/rg.346140237.  PMID: 25310427

Zlotnick DM, Ouellette ML, Malenka DJ, Desimone JP, Leavitt BJ, et al.  Effect of preoperative pulmonary hypertension on outcomes in patients with severe aortic stenosis following surgical aortic valve replacement.  Am J Cardiol.  2013 Nov 15;112(10):1635-40.  doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2013.07.025. Epub 2013 Aug 30.  PMID: 23998349

Hirashima F, Leavitt BJ.  Invited commentary.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Feb;95(2):531-2.  doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.09.002.  PMID: 23336868

Leavitt BJ.  Out of bed with a good COUGH, just what the doctor ordered.  JAMA Surg.  2013 Aug;148(8):745-6.  doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2013.375.  PMID: 23740363

Likosky DS, Goldberg JB, Discipio AW, Kramer RS, Groom RC, Leavitt BJ, et al.  Variability in surgeons' perioperative practices may influence the incidence of low-output failure after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery.  Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes.  2012 Sep 1;5(5):638-644.  Epub 2012 Jul 24.  PMID: 22828825

Yun JJ, Helm RE, Kramer RS, Leavitt BJ, et al.  Limited blood transfusion does not impact survival in octogenarians undergoing cardiac operations.  Ann Thorac Surg.  2012 Dec;94(6):2038-45.  doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.06.059. Epub 2012 Sep 7.  PMID: 22959580


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