University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Vermont Cancer Center

Bio for Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc.
Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc.

Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc.

Professor of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology Division
Department of Medicine
Professor of Pathology


Contact Information
E-mail: Mary.Cushman@uvm.edu
Office Location:
Colchester Research Facility, 208 South Park Drive, 211D, Colchester, VT 05446

Website

Hemostasis and Thrombosis Clinic

Education

1996   M.Sc., Epidemiology, Harvard University, School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
1989    M.D., University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont
1985    B.S. (cum laude), Biology, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

Postdoctoral Training

1992-1995   Fellow in Hematology, Department of Medicine, University of Vermont and Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vermont
1993-1995   Research Fellow in Hemostasis, Department of Pathology, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
1989-1992   Resident in Internal Medicine, Traditional Track, Department of Medicine, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

Expertise

The care of patients with venous thrombosis and its complications, with an emphasis on tailoring treatments to an individual's level of risk, and on evaluations for inherited and acquired hypercoagulable syndromes when appropriate. Evaluation and management of patients with premature or unexplained arterial vascular disease and the role of novel risk factors in their management. Evaluation and management of antiphospholipid syndrome. Optimization of the quality of acute and chronic administration of anticoagulant medications for treatment and prevention of thrombosis.

Research Interests

The epidemiology of coagulation, inflammation, and other vascular-related domains in relation to etiology and pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases (myocardial infarction, stroke, and venous thrombosis) and other diseases of aging. The role of disorders of coagulation in venous and arterial thrombotic disease, and the therapy of these disorders. Racial disparities, especially in stroke and venous disease.  Etiologic factors in post-thrombotic syndrome and chronic venous disease.

Academic Appointments

2007 - Present   Professor with Tenure, Departments of Medicine and Pathology, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont.
1995 - Present   Attending Physician, Department of Medicine, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vermont.
2001 - 2007   Associate Professor with Tenure, Departments of Medicine and Pathology, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont.
1995 - 2001   Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicine and Pathology, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont.
1992 -1995   Clinical Instructor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Vermont and Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vermont

Awards and Honors

2013   Appointed to American Heart Association Board of Directors
2011   Crystal Heart Award. American Heart Association Vermont. For volunteer service.
2009   Special Session Speaker, American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2009. CRP and Cardiovascular Risk: what is the State of the Evidence?
2009   Distinguished Academic Achievement Award.  University of Vermont College of Medicine Alumni Association.
2007   Special Session Speaker, American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2007. Is there a Clinical Role for Inflammatory Markers? Who to Treat and How?
2005   Plenary Speaker, American Heart Association, 78th Scientific Sessions. Challenges in Acute Coronary Syndromes:  Assessing and Modifying Inflammation.
2001   Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA)
2001   Recent Alumni Award, University of Vermont College of Medicine. For service to the community or the institution and / or scientific accomplishment

Publications

2013 GutiĆ©rrez OM, Khodneva YA, Muntner P, Rizk DV, McClellan WM, Cushman M, Warnock DG, Safford MM; REGARDS Investigators. Association between urinary albumin excretion and coronary heart disease in black vs white adults. JAMA.310(7):706-14. PMID: 23989654  [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2013 Wang HE, Shapiro NI, Safford MM, Griffin R, Judd S, Rodgers JB, Warnock DG, Cushman M, Howard G. High-sensitivity C-reactive protein and risk of sepsis. PLoS One.8(7):e69232. PMID: 23935961 PMCID: PMC3720576

2013 Cushman M. Treating acute venous thromboembolism--shift with care. N Engl J Med. 369(9):865-6.
PMID: 23808983 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2013 Kulshreshtha A, Vaccarino V, Judd SE, Howard VJ, McClellan WM, Muntner P, Hong Y, Safford MM, Goyal A, Cushman M. Life's Simple 7 and risk of incident stroke: the reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke study. Stroke. 44(7):1909-14. PMID: 23743971 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2013 Allison MA, Bluemke DA, McClelland R, Cushman M, Criqui MH, Polak JF, Lima JA. Relation of Leptin to Left Ventricular Hypertrophy (from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis). Am J Cardiol. 112(5):726-30. PMID: 23711806 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2013 Bowling CB, Booth JN 3rd, Safford MM, Whitson HE, Ritchie CS, Wadley VG, Cushman M, Howard VJ, Allman RM, Muntner P. Nondisease-specific problems and all-cause mortality in the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 61(5):739-46. PMID: 23617688 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2013 Howard G, Cushman M, Howard VJ, Kissela BM, Kleindorfer DO, Moy CS, Switzer J, Woo D. Risk factors for intracerebral hemorrhage: the REasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke (REGARDS) study. Stroke. May;44(5):1282-7. PMID: 23532012 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2013 Zakai NA, Callas PW, Repp AB, Cushman M. Venous thrombosis risk assessment in medical inpatients: the medical inpatients and thrombosis (MITH) study. J Thromb Haemost. 11(4):634-41. PMID: 23336744 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2013 Howard G, Lackland DT, Kleindorfer DO, Kissela BM, Moy CS, Judd SE, Safford MM, Cushman M, Glasser SP, Howard VJ. Racial differences in the impact of elevated systolic blood pressure on stroke risk. JAMA Intern Med. 173(1):46-51. PMID: 23229778 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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