University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Surgery

Bio for Michelle M. Sowden, DO
Michelle M. Sowden, DO

Michelle M. Sowden, DO

Associate Professor
Division of Surgical Oncology

General Surgery Residency Program Associate Director

Contact Information
Office Location:
UVM Medical Center, 111 Colchester Ave., Mailstop 354MP2, Burlington, VT 05401


DO, Midwestern University, AZ College of Osteopathic Medicine, Glendale, AZ (2002)
BS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (1995)

Postdoctoral Training

Norma Lies Mitchell Interdisciplinary Breast Fellow, Department of Surgery, Yale University, New Haven, CT (2010-2011)
General Surgery Resident, Department of Surgery, Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center (2003-2007)
General Surgery Intern, Department of Surgery, Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center (2002-2003)

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (2011-Present)

Awards and Honors

Merit Award Winner, “Who Provides Follow Up Care for Breast Cancer Survivors and Does it Make a Difference?” ASCO-Breast Cancer Symposium (2011)


Persing S, Jerome MA, James TA, Callas P, Mace J, Sowden M, Goodwin A, Weaver DL, Sprague BL.  Surgical margin reporting in breast conserving surgery: Does compliance with guidelines affect re-excision and mastectomy rates?  Breast.  2015 Oct;24(5):618-22. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2015.06.007.  Epub 2015 Jul 18.  PMID: 26199197.  PMCID: PMC4752196 [Available on 2016-10-01]

Sowden M
, Vacek P, Geller BM.  The impact of cancer diagnosis on employment: is there a difference between rural and urban populations?  Cancer Surviv.  2014 Jun;8(2):213-7.  doi: 10.1007/s11764-013-0317-3.  Epub 2013 Dec 12.  PMID: 24337871

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