University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Surgery

Bio for Stephen Leffler, M.D.
Stephen Leffler, M.D.

Stephen Leffler, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Division of Emergency Medicine
Chief Medical Officer, Fletcher Allen
Link to Clinical Information

Contact Information
Office Location:
111 Colchester Ave., MCHV Campus, Mcclure 1, Burlington, VT 05401


MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT  1990
Residency in Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM 1990-1993

Academic Appointments

Professor of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT 1993-present
Admissions Committee, UVM College of Medicine, Burlington, VT   1995-present
Faculty advisor, UVM College of Medicine,  Burlington, VT  2004- present
Chief Medical Officer, Fletcher Allen Healthcare, Burlington, VT 2011 - present

Professional Societies

American College of Emergency Physicians
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine


Moore HB, Loomis SB, Destigter KK, Mann-Gow T, Dorf L, Streeter MH, Ebert GM, Crookes BA, Leffler SM, O'Keefe MF, Freeman K. Airway, breathing, computed tomographic scanning: Duplicate computed tomographic imaging after transfer to trauma center.  J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013;74(3):813-7.

Ahmed B, Lischke S, Straight F, Gogo P, Leffler S, Kutler M, Schneider DJ, Dauerman HL.Consistent door-to-balloon times of less than 90 minutes for STEMI patients transferred for primary PCI.  J Invasive Cardiol. 2009;21(9):429-33.

Sibert K, Ricci MA, Caputo M, Callas PW, Rogers FB, Charash W, Malone P, Leffler SM, Clark H, Salinas J, Wall J, Kocmoud C. The feasibility of using ultrasound and video laryngoscopy in a mobile telemedicine consult. Telemed J E Health. 2008;14(3):266-72.

Cagler S, Leffler S. Prevalence of Life-Threatening Arrhythmias in Emergency Department Patients Transported to the Radiology Suite while Monitored by Telemetry. Am J Emerg Med. 2006;24(6):655-7.

Leffler S. An Unusual Method for the Removal of a Foreign Body from a Child’s Airway. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2006;22(3):173-4.

Research Interests

Dr. Leffler is currently focusing his research on the pain perceptions of patients in the emergency department. He is also doing current research on glucose control in sepsis and neck imaging in patients with head injuries.