University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Surgery

Bio for Turner Osler
Turner Osler

Turner Osler

Division of Trauma and Critical Care
Department of Surgery

Contact Information
Office Location:
Surgery, MFU-Fletcher, 3rd Fl, Burlington, VT


M.D., Medical College of Viginia, Richmond, VA (1977)
Residency in General Surgery, Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, NY (1983 - 1985)
Fellowship: Trauma/Critical Care, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (1986-1987)
Masters in Biostatistics, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (2005)

Academic Appointments

Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 2003 - present
Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 1996 - 2003
Associate Professor of Surgery, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM, 1992 - 1995
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM, 1987 -1992


Glance LG, Li Y, Osler TM, Mukamel DB, Dick AW. Impact of obesity on mortality and complications in trauma patients. Ann Surg. 2014 Mar;259(3):576-81.

Glance LG, Dick AW, Osler TM. ICU Scoring Systems: After 30 Years of Reinventing the Wheel, Isn't It Time to Build the Cart?  Crit Care Med. 2014 Mar;42(3):732-4.

Glance LG, Osler TM, Mukamel DB, Meredith JW, Dick AW. Effectiveness of nonpublic report cards for reducing trauma mortality. JAMA Surg. 2014 Feb 1;149(2):137-43.

Glance LG, Lustik SJ, Hannan EL, Osler TM, Mukamel DB, Qian F, Dick AW. Reply to Letter: "The Surgical Mortality Probability Model (S-MPM): Derivation and Validation of a Simple Risk Prediction Rule for Noncardiac Surgery" Ann Surg. 2014 Jan 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Glance LG, Dick AW, Osler TM, Kellermann AL. Hospital quality: does past performance predict future performance? JAMA Surg. 2014 Jan;149(1):16-7.

Cassidy LD, Cook A, Ertl A, Gourlay D, Osler T. Is the Trauma Mortality Prediction Model (TMPM-ICD-9) a valid predictor of mortality in pediatric trauma patients? J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Jan;49(1):189-92.

Glance LG, Blumberg N, Eaton MP, Lustik SJ, Osler TM, Wissler R, Zollo R, Karcz M, Feng C, Dick AW. Preoperative Thrombocytopenia and Postoperative Outcomes after Noncardiac Surgery. Anesthesiology. 2014 Jan;120(1):62-75.

Garber A, Hyman N, Osler T. Complications of Hartmann takedown in a decade of preferred primary anastomosis. Am J Surg. 2014 Jan;207(1):60-4.

Glance LG, Mukamel DB, Osler TM, Dick AW. Ranking Trauma Center Quality: Can Past Performance Predict Future Performance? Ann Surg. 2013 Dec 23. [Epub ahead of print]

Qian F, Osler TM, Eaton MP, Dick AW, Hohmann SF, Lustik SJ, Diachun CA, Pasternak R, Wissler RN, Glance LG. Variation of blood transfusion in patients undergoing major noncardiac surgery. Ann Surg. 2013 Feb;257(2):266-78.

Osler TM, Rogers FB, Hosmer DW. Estimated additional hospital length of stay caused by 40 individual complications in injured patients: an observational study of 204,388 patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Mar;74(3):921-5.

Glance LG, Osler TM, Mukamel DB, Meredith JW, Li Y, Qian F, Dick AW. Trends in Racial Disparities for Injured Patients Admitted to Trauma Centers. Health Serv Res. 2013 Oct;48(5):1684-703.

Chapman B, Paquette C, Tooke C, Schwartz M, Osler T, Weaver D, Wilcox R, Hyman N. Impact of Schwartz enhanced visualization solution on staging colorectal cancer and clinicopathological features associated with lymph node count. Dis Colon Rectum. 2013 Sep;56(9):1028-35.

Rogers F, Horst M, To T, Rogers A, Edavettal M, Wu D, Anderson J, Lee J, Osler T, Brosey L. Factors associated with patient satisfaction scores for physician care in trauma patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Jul;75(1):110-4; discussion 114-5.

McBride K, McFadden D, Osler T.  Improved survival of patients with pseudomyxoma peritonei receiving intraperitoneal chemotherapy with cytoreductive surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Surg Res 2013 Jul;183(1):246-52.

Hui V, Hyman N, Viscomi C, Osler T. Implementing a fast-track protocol for patients undergoing bowel resection: not so fast. Am J Surg. 2013 Aug;206(2):152-8.

Wasserman M, Hyman N, Iyer A, Wilcox R, Osler T. The natural history of anal transition zone inflammation and possible relationship to pouchitis: A long term longitudinal study. Colorectal Dis. 2013 Dec;15(12):1493-8.

Sarkissian H, Hyman N, Osler T. Postoperative fluid collections after colon resection: the utility of clinical assessment. Am J Surg. 2013 Oct;206(4):551-4.

Munie S, Hyman N, Osler T. Fate of the rectal stump after subtotal colectomy for ulcerative colitis in the era of ileal pouch-anal anastomosis. JAMA Surg. 2013 May;148(5):408-11.

Shafi S, Aboutanos MB, Agarwal S Jr, Brown CV, Crandall M, Feliciano DV, Guillamondegui O, Haider A, Inaba K, Osler TM, Ross S, Rozycki GS, Tominaga GT; AAST Committee on Severity Assessment and Patient Outcomes. Emergency general surgery: definition and estimated burden of disease.J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Apr;74(4):1092-7.

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