University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Surgery

Bio for Georg Steinthorsson, MD, FACS
Georg Steinthorsson, MD, FACS

Georg Steinthorsson, MD, FACS

Associate Professor
Division Chief, Vascular Surgery

Contact Information

Office Location:
UVM Medical Center, 111 Colchester Ave., Mailstop 349MP5, Burlington, VT


MD, University of Iceland Medical School, Sund, Iceland (1988) 

Postdoctoral Training

Vascular Surgery Fellow, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT (1997-1999)
General Surgery Resident, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH (1992-1997)

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (2007-Present)
Assistant Professor, Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (2002–2007)

Other Professional Appointments

Assistant Professor, University of Iceland, Sund, Iceland (1999–2002)
Faculty Teacher, Yale Physician Associate Program, New Haven, CT (1997–1999)
Instructor in Surgery, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH (1996-1997)

Awards and Honors

H. Gordon Page Surgical Clinician Award, University of Vermont College of Medicine (2009, 2006)
Fellow of the Year Award, Yale University (1999)


Vierthaler L, Callas PW, Goodney PP, Vascular Study Group of New England, et al.  Determinants of survival and major amputation after peripheral endovascular intervention for critical limb ischemia.  J Vasc Surg.  2015 Sep;62(3):655-64.e8.  doi: 10.1016/ j.jvs.2015.04.391.  Epub 2015 Jul 26.  PMID: 26215708

King BJ, Steinthorsson G, Di Carlo A.  Complex renal artery aneurysm managed with hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy, ex vivo repair, and autotransplantation.  Ann Vasc Surg.  2014 May;28(4):1036.e9-1036.e13.  doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2013.08.015.  Epub 2013 Dec 7.  PMID: 24321268

Sigounas VY, Callas PW, Nicholas C, Adams JE, Bertges DJ, Stanley AC, Steinthorsson G, Ricci MA.  Evaluation of simulation-based training model on vascular anastomotic skills for surgical residents.  Simul Healthc.  2012 Dec;7(6):334-8.  doi: 10.1097/ SIH.0b013e318264655e.  PMID: 22960701

Hirashima F, Patel RB, Adams JE, Bertges DJ, Callas PW, Steinthorsson G, McSorley J, Stanley AC.  Use of a postoperative insulin protocol decreases wound infection in diabetics undergoing lower extremity bypass.  J Vasc Surg  2012;56(2):396-402.   doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2012.01.026.  Epub 2012 May 3.  PMID: 22560232

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