University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Surgery

Bio for Bruce Leavitt, M.D.
Bruce Leavitt, M.D.

Bruce Leavitt, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Department of Surgery


Contact Information
E-mail: Bruce.Leavitt@uvm.edu
Office Location:
Surgery, MFU-Fletcher, Rm 454

Education

M.D., University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 1981
Residency in General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME (1981-1986)
Residency in Cardiopulmonary Surgery, Department of Surgery, SUNY Health Sciences Center, Syracuse, NY (1986-1988)

Academic Appointments

Professor of Surgery, Division of Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT  2003 - present
Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT  1994 - 2003
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT  1988 - 1994

Research Grants

University of Vermont, Co-investigator NIH Grant, MGTX Study (Myesthesia Gravis & Thymectomy)

Awards and Honors

Outstanding Alumni Award for Service to Medicine and Community, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 2011
Jerome S. Abrams Teaching Award University of Vermont- Department of Surgery, 1997

Publications

Zlotnick DM, Ouellette ML, Malenka DJ, Desimone JP, Leavitt BJ, Helm RE, Olmstead EM, Costa SP, Discipio AW, Likosky DS, Schmoker JD, Quinn RD, Sisto D, Klemperer JD, Sardella GL, Baribeau YR, Frumiento C, Brown JR, O'Rourke DJ; Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group. Effect of Preoperative Pulmonary Hypertension on Outcomes in Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis Following Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Aug 30. pii: S0002-9149(13)01544-0. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2013.07.025. [Epub ahead of print]

Hirashima F, Leavitt BJ. Invited commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Feb;95(2):531-2.

Leavitt BJ. Out of Bed With a Good COUGH, Just What the Doctor Ordered: Comment on "I COUGH." JAMA Surg. 2013 Jun 5:1. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2013.375. [Epub ahead of print]

Likosky DS, Goldberg JB, Discipio AW, Kramer RS, Groom RC, Leavitt BJ, Surgenor SD, Baribeau YR, Charlesworth DC, Helm RE, Frumiento C, Sardella GL, Clough RA, Mackenzie TA, Malenka DJ, Olmstead EM, Ross CS; for the Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group. Variability in Surgeons' Perioperative Practices May Influence the Incidence of Low-Output Failure After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2012;5(5):638-644.

Yun JJ, Helm RE, Kramer RS, Leavitt BJ, Surgenor SD, Discipio AW, Dacey LJ, Baribeau YR, Russo L, Sardella GL, Charlesworth DC, Clough RA, Desimone JP, Ross CS, Malenka DJ, Likosky DS; Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group. Limited Blood Transfusion Does Not Impact Survival in Octogenarians Undergoing Cardiac Operations. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012;94(6):2038-2045.

Hirashima F, Kiankoohy A, Leavitt BJ, Preoperative pulmonary function and impact on mortality after cardiac surgery. Submitted to Research Reports in Clinical Cardiology. May 2012.

Platz J, Kiankhooy A, Leavitt B (2012) Rare Vascular Injury in Blunt Trauma: Bilateral Internal Thoracic Artery Laceration. Emergency Medicine 2:114. doi:10.4172/2165-7548.1000114.

Likosky D, Surgenor S, Kramer R, Russo L, Leavitt BJ, Sorenson M, Helm R, Sardella G, DiPierro F, Baribeau Y, Malenka D, MacKenzie T, Brown J, Ross C. Effect of prior cardiac surgery on survival after coronary artery bypass grafting. Ann Thorac Surg, 2011;92:1260-7.

Meisinger, QC, Klein JS, Butnor KJ, Gentchos G, Leavitt BJ. CT Features of Peripheral Pulmonary Carcinoid Tumors. American Journal of Radiology, November 2011 197:1073-1080; doi:10.2214/AJR.10.5954.

Leavitt BJ. Reconstructive Valve Surgery, From Valve Analysis to Valve Reconstruction.  By A Carpentier, D Adams, and F Filsoufi.  Circulation. 2011;124:e437-e438, doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.111.028415.

To view more of Dr. Leavitt's publications, go to Pubmed