University of Vermont Medical Center Senior Leadership Team

Interim President, Stephen Leffler, MD

Dr. Stephen Leffler  

Stephen Leffler, MD, is Interim President of The University of Vermont Medical Center.  

Stephen Leffler, MD, was appointed Interim President of UVM Medical Center effective June 1, 2019. He has worked at UVM Medical Center as an emergency room physician for more than 25 years and is a professor of surgery at the UVM College of Medicine. Dr. Leffler has worn many hats at UVM Medical Center and UVM Health Network during his career. He served as Chief Population Health and Quality Officer for UVMHN from 2017-2019, he served as Chief Medical Officer at UVMMC from 2011-2017; and prior to that, he served as Medical Director of the Emergency Department at the UVMMC for several years. He also has served as President of the Medical Staff at UVMMC, President of the Vermont Medical Society, and currently serves as Chair of the ONE Care Board. He received his medical degree from the UVM College of Medicine and completed residency training in emergency medicine at the University of New Mexico before joining the UVM/Fletcher Allen faculty in 1993. He completed his Master’s in Health Care Delivery Science at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in 2016.

Chief Executive Officer, John Brumsted, MD 

Dr. Brumsted  

John R. Brumsted, MD, is Chief Executive Officer of The University of Vermont Medical Center, as well as President and Chief Executive Officer of The University of Vermont Health Network.  

A more-than 30-year veteran of the organization, Dr. Brumsted has served in a number of roles at The UVM Medical Center, including president and chief executive officer, chief medical officer, chief quality officer and an appointment as interim CEO.

He also has served as a senior associate dean for Clinical Affairs at The UVM College of Medicine, and medical director of The Vermont Health Plan (TVHP) and Vermont Managed Care (VMC). He has been a member of The UVM Medical Center medical staff since 1985, and has practiced medicine at The UVM Medical Center since 1981 when he began as a resident at the then Medical Center Hospital of Vermont.

Dr. Brumsted received his Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from Dartmouth College and his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in 1978. He completed a surgical internship at Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT, in 1979. He subsequently served in the U.S. Public Health Service in Randolph, New York for two years prior to moving to Vermont to complete his residency in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine between 1981- 1985.

He completed a fellowship in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at The UVM Medical Center in 1987, within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He is a member of The UVM Medical Center's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a tenured professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

Dr. Brumsted is currently a member of the Vermont Medical Society (VMS) Council and served as its president from 2008-2009. He is the current Chair of the VMS Research and Education Foundation Board. He has published extensively, both nationally and regionally.

Dr. Brumsted lives with his family in Shelburne, Vermont. He is a native of Ithaca, New York.

Members of the Senior Management Team

Name Title
Stephen Leffler, MD Interim President
John Brumsted, MD 
Chief Executive Officer, The University of Vermont Medical Center; President and Chief Executive Officer, The University of Vermont Health Network
Claude Deschamps, MD President and Chief Executive Officer, The University of Vermont Health Network Medical Group; Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont
Rick Vincent Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, The University of Vermont Medical Center and The University of Vermont Health Network Medical Group
Kate FitzPatrick, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Chief Nursing Officer, The University of Vermont Medical Center; Associate Dean for Interprofessional Practice, The University of Vermont College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Dawn LeBaron Vice President, Hospital Services
Isabelle Desjardins, MD Chief Medical Officer
Laurie Gunn Chief Administrative & Experience Officer
Christina Oliver Vice President, Clinical Services
Charles Miceli Network Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer
Bonita Brodt Network Vice President, Communications and Engagement Strategies
Kevin McAteer Chief Development Officer
Doug Gentile, MD Network Chief Medical Information Officer
Lisa Goodrich Vice President, Medical Group Operations
James Ulager, MD Associate Vice President, Clinical Operations, The University of Vermont Health Network Medical Group
Cheung Wong, MD Associate Vice President, Clinical Affairs, The University of Vermont Health Network Medical Group
Rebecca Freeman, PhD Interim Chief Nursing Informatics Officer

Contact Us

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