About Us / Subspecialties
Message from the Chair
The Department of Medicine has a long and proud tradition of leadership in innovative clinical care, education and training, and cutting edge research.
Our clinical mission is to deliver the highest quality clinical care to patients in our region, including access to innovative research and cutting edge technology and new programs.
The Department of Medicine has a number of major research programs with funding from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense and foundations that fund basic and translational research programs that are recognized around the country.
We perform clinical trials that give our patients access to new and emerging treatments that target a number of diseases.
Education is a major mission for the department, we are proud of our outstanding medicine residency programs, and excellent subspecialty fellowship training: training future outstanding clinicians, basic and translational researchers, and educators
is a major mission for the department.
We value people with a variety of experiences and backgrounds. Our Department strives to make a welcoming environment for all people, to understand how social inequity and injustice impact health outcomes and patient care, and to use our position
of privilege to make a meaningful impact on society.
Anne Dixon, MA, BM, BCh
Professor & Chair
Location & Facilities
Located in Burlington, the University of Vermont and teaching hospital partner The University of Vermont Medical Center serve as Vermont’s academic medical center. Burlington is a vibrant community located on the shores of Lake Champlain, between
the Adirondack and Green Mountains. With year-round recreational opportunities, safe communities and excellent schools, this progressive community has been frequently cited as one of the most livable cities in the United States. Learn more about living in Burlington.
- First Inpatient Electronic Record: Dr. Larry Weed
- Home of S.O.A.P.: the Problem Oriented Medical Record and Problem Oriented System
- Part of the team that established CRP as a cardiovascular risk factor
- First regional, multi-institutional, laboratory-based registry of diabetes patients
- Oldest primary care track IM Residency program
- First description of a role of histamine receptors in autoimmunity
- First description of impaired myocardial calcium transport in human heart failure
- Demonstrated first decrease in mortality from CHD in the country as a result of the institution of statewide CCU's.