Anesthesiology Residency and Pain Medicine Fellowship Programs

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Department of Anesthesiology at The University of Vermont College of Medicine and UVM Medical Center. Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art anesthesia services to our patient population. These services are provided in an atmosphere committed to patient care, education and research.

The Department of Anesthesiology has a long tradition of providing excellent clinical care to our patients. In addition to our clinical work, we provide extensive service to the university and hospital community. Our 40 attending anesthesiologists have a wide array of training backgrounds and clinical interests.

Most of our attendings have been fellowship trained and represent the full spectrum of available fellowships in clinical anesthesiology today. In addition to our attending staff, our permanent clinical staff includes 16 certified nurse anesthetists (CRNA) and 6 anesthesiology assistants (AA). Our anesthesia care team is friendly and enthusiastic.

Education is a top priority in our department. I am particularly proud of our resident training and medical student education programs. Our academic medical center provides a wonderful environment for their comprehensive training. Our residents help provide for the anesthetic needs of our community which includes the delivery of over 25,000 anesthetics per year.

Modern anesthetic care has moved beyond the operating rooms and our residents are exposed to the challenges of providing quality care in a wide variety of locations. In addition to resident training, the members of our department take their role seriously in providing skill training, lectures and direct hands-on learning in the operating room for medical students.

We not only support medical students attending the University of Vermont College of Medicine but also those students who rotate with us from other medical schools throughout the country.

Finally, many of you will be interested in a video of the history of our department. Dr. Joseph Kreutz, a pediatric anesthesiologist in our department, has traced the department’s rich history back to the turn of the 20th century. It is important to understand our humble beginnings.

Dr. Kreutz also publishes an anesthesiology newsletter quarterly which highlights current activities within our department. Our newsletter is a wonderful resource for connecting with the hospital community and anesthesia alumni.

Thank you for for your interest in the Department of Anesthesiology at The University of Vermont College of Medicine and UVM Medical Center. Vermont is a beautiful state and the Burlington area offers something for everyone.

Please feel free to contact us. We are pleased to talk with you at any time about our programs.


David Adams, M.D.
Interim Chair, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine