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Bio for Paul L. Penar, MD, FACS, FAANS
Paul L. Penar, MD, FACS, FAANS

Paul L. Penar, MD, FACS, FAANS

Professor
Division of Neurosurgery

Professor
Department of Pharmacology


Contact Information
E-mail: Paul.Penar@uvmhealth.org
Office Location:
UVM Medical Center, 111 Colchester Ave., Mailstop 247FL5, Burlington, VT 05401

Education

MD, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI (1981)
BS, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI (1977)

Postdoctoral Training

Neurosurgery Resident, Yale-New Haven Medical Center, New Haven, CT (1982-1986)
General Surgery Intern, Yale-New Haven Medical Center, New Haven, CT (1981-1982)

Academic Appointments

Professor, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (2004-Present)
Professor, Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (2004-Present)
Associate Professor, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (1995-2004)
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (1996-2004)
Assistant Professor, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT (1988-1995)

Other Professional Appointments

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL (1987-1988)
Surgery Instructor, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (1986-1987)

Awards and Honors

ACS/AANS Health Policy Scholarship (2013-2014)
US News and World Report Top 1% Doctor (2011-2013)

Publications

Penar PL.  Supporting A Culture of Quality: Integration of a Self-Reported Adverse Event Tracking System into an EPIC-Based Electronic Health Record at an Academic Institution.  Neurosurgery.  2014 Aug;61 Suppl 1:193-4.  doi: 10.1227/ 01.neu.0000452381.33329.6d.

Tsen AR, Long PM, Driscoll HE, Davies MT, Teasdale BA, Penar PL, et al.  Triacetin-based acetate supplementation as a chemotherapeutic adjuvant therapy in glioma.  Int J Cancer.  2014 Mar 15;134(6):1300-10.  doi: 10.1002/ijc.28465.  Epub 2013 Sep 30.   PMID: 23996800.  PMCID: PMC3947395

Garber ST, Penar PL.  Treatment of indolent, nonencapsulated cryptococcal meningitis associated with hydrocephalus.  Clin Pract.  2012 Jan;2(1):e22.  doi: 10.4081/cp.2012.e22. eCollection 2012.  PMID: 24765421.  PMCID: PMC3981347

Dumont TM, Rughani AI, Penar PL, Horgan MA, Tranmer BI, Jewell RP. Increased rate of complications on a neurological surgery service after implementation of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education work-hour restriction. J Neurosurg 2012;116(3):483-6.

Penar PL, McSherry J. Cortical evoked potentials used for placement of a laminotomy lead array: a case report. Neuromodulation 2011;14(4):326-8;

Murray RD, Penar PL, Filippi CG, Tarasiewicz I. Radiographically distinct variant of pilocytic astrocytoma: a case series. J Comput Assist Tomogr 2011;35(4):495-7.

Rughani AI, Penar PL.  Brain Overview.  eMedicine from WebMD.  Updated February 07, 2011.  Available at: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1898830-overview.


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