A Message from the Program Director

Bruce Tranmer, MD

Welcome to the University of Vermont Neurological Surgery Residency page. Our neurosurgery program is unique in several aspects. We are the only tertiary care academic medical center and Level 1 trauma center in the state of Vermont serving a far-reaching rural community that is appreciate of the high quality neurosurgical care that we strive to deliver. We have a small program with one resident per year, which allows for close camaraderie within the neurosurgery residents and the faculty.

Our residents are trained with graduated levels of responsibility allowing them to become highly proficient neurosurgeons. Each resident is completely trained in all subspecialty areas of neurosurgery enabling the resident, upon completion of training, to pursue either an academic or private practice career. Our neurosurgery program allows our residents to develop into exceptional neurosurgeons while enjoying the camaraderie within a close knit university medical practice. Our residents enjoy a quality of life that is unique to Vermont that complements the neurosurgical training experience.

We strive to provide a high quality of neurosurgical care and encourage our residents to become involved in both clinical and basic science research throughout their training. Our unique environment allows for collaborative research opportunities throughout the University of Vermont community and beyond. Our faculty are invested in the training of tomorrow’s neurosurgical leaders. We believe that the training of neurosurgeons is a unique privilege afforded to us and look forward to each new resident that joins our neurosurgical family each year.

Bruce Tranmer, MD
Program Director