University of Vermont

The University of Vermont Cancer Center

Bio for Michelle Sowden, D.O.
Michelle Sowden, D.O.

Michelle Sowden, D.O.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology
Associate Program Director; General Surgery Residency Program
Department of Surgery

Contact Information
Office Location:
Surgical Oncology, MC Campus - 354MP2


D.O., Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Glendale, AZ (2002)
Resident, Department of Surgery, Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center (2002-2007)
Norma Lies Mitchell Interdisciplinary Breast Fellow, Department of Surgery, Yale University, New Haven, CT (2010-2011)

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 
1st place, Resident Paper Competition, General Surgery Division, Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Professional Assoc. 2010 
Recipient of a Breast Cancer Achievement Award, 12th Annual Lynn Sage Conference 2010    


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.