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Bio for Neil Hyman, M.D.
Neil Hyman, M.D.

Neil Hyman, M.D.

Samual B. and Michelle D. Labow Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Department of Surgery

Contact Information
Office Location:
FAHC - General Surgery, Fletcher 464


M.D., University of Vermont College of Medicine (1984)
Intern & Residency in General Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York (1984-1989)
Fellow in Colon and Rectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland (1989-1990)

Academic Appointments

Co-Director, Digestive Disease Center, University of Vermont, College of Medicine 2006 - present
Samuel B. and Michelle D. Labow Green and Gold Professor of Colorectal Surgery, University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Burlington, VT  2006 - present
Chief, Division of General Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT    2000 -2010
Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 2003 - 2006
Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 1996 - 2003
Assistant Professor of Surgery,  Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT    1990 - 1996

Research Grants

ASCRS Research Foundation $45,000 NECRS Quality Project 2003 - 2004

University of Vermont $23,295 New Research Initiative 2006 - 2008
   Serotonin Signalling in Diverticulitis

Awards and Honors

Howe Outstanding Surgical Faculty Award  2000/01, 2004/05, 2010/11
University of Vermont, College of Medicine

Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Faculty Award  2001/02
University of Vermont, College of Medicine

Commencement Speaker    2005
University of Vermont, College of Medicine

Best Doctors in America®     1996--Present

America’s Top Doctors for Cancer®    2009 – Present

Vermont State Medical Society, Physician of the Year Award     2010


Neill LA, Saundry CM, Hyman NH, Wellman GC. Evidence against a systemic arterial defect in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. J Surg Res. 2014 Apr 16. pii: S0022-4804(14)00387-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2014.04.021. [Epub ahead of print]

Fleshman JW, Beck DE, Hyman N, Wexner SD, Bauer J, George V; PRISM Study Group. A Prospective, Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Study of Non-cross-linked Porcine Acellular Dermal Matrix Fascial Sublay for Parastomal Reinforcement in Patients Undergoing Surgery for Permanent Abdominal Wall Ostomies. Dis Colon Rectum. 2014 May;57(5):623-31. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000000106.

Jafferji MS, Hyman N. Surgeon, Not Disease Severity, often Determines the Operation for Acute Complicated Diverticulitis. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Jun;218(6):1156-61. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2013.12.063. Epub 2014 Mar 4.

Erb L, Hyman NH, Osler T. Abnormal vital signs are common after bowel resection and do not predict anastomotic leak. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Jun;218(6):1195-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2013.12.059. Epub 2014 Feb 28.

Young W, Hyman N, Osler T. Predictors of excessive CT scan use in a surgical cohort of patients with Crohn's disease. Postgrad Med. 2013 Nov;125(6):94-9.

Platz J, Hyman N. Mentorship. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2013 Dec;26(4):218-223.

Garber A, Hyman N, Osler T. Complications of Hartmann takedown in a decade of preferred primary anastomosis. Am J Surg. 2013 Sep 28. pii: S0002-9610(13)00453-4.

Caulfield H, Hyman NH. Anastomotic leak after low anterior resection: a spectrum of clinical entities.
JAMA Surg. 2013 Feb;148(2):177-82..

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 Jun 4. pii: S0002-9610(13)00228-6. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2012.11.019. [Epub ahead of print]

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 Jun 18. doi: 10.1111/codi.12322. [Epub ahead of print]

Sarkissian H, Hyman N, Osler T. Postoperative fluid collections after colon resection: the utility of clinical assessment. Am J Surg. 2013 Jun 1. pii: S0002-9610(13)00217-1. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2013.01.031. [Epub ahead of print]

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 1;148(5):408-11. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2013.177.

Kuruvilla K, Osler T, Hyman NH. A Comparison of the Quality of Life of Ulcerative Colitis Patients after IPAA vs Ileostomy. Dis Colon Rectum 2012;55(11):1131-7.

Platz J, Hyman N. Tracking intraoperative complications. J Am Coll Surg 2012;215(4):519-23.

Shantha Kumara HM, Kirchoff D, Naffouje S, Grieco M, Herath SA, Dujovny N, Kalady MF, Hyman N, Njoh L, Whelan RL. Plasma from the second and third weeks after open colorectal resection for cancer stimulates in vitro endothelial cell growth, migration, and invasion. Surg Endosc 2012;26(3):790-5.

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