UVM Medical Center Leadership Team

President and Chief Operating Officer, Eileen Whalen, MHA, RN

Eileen Whalen  

Eileen Whalen, MHA, RN is President and Chief Operating Officer of The University of Vermont Medical Center.  

Whalen has more than 35 years of experience in health care. She comes to UVM Medical Center from Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA, where she served as the chief executive. Harborview is the largest public hospital in the State of Washington and an academic medical center part of the UW Medicine Network. Harborview is nationally known for trauma care and serves as the only Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma and burn center for the states of Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho.

Prior to taking the position at Harborview, she served as executive vice president at the University of Arizona Medical Center, Tucson, AZ. Whalen has also held numerous leadership positions in trauma, emergency and critical care services. She is a nationally recognized trauma systems expert and a founding member and past president of the Society of Trauma Nurses. Whalen also served as editor, Journal of Trauma Nursing from 1993-2006.

Whalen is a graduate of Niagara University, Niagara Falls, NY, where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. She also holds a Master in Health and Hospital Administration degree from Chapman University, Sacramento, CA.

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
Eileen Whalen, MHA, RN President and Chief Operating Officer
Claude Deschamps, MD President and Chief Executive Officer, UVM Medical Group; Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, UVM College of Medicine
Kate FitzPatrick, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Chief Nursing Officer, UVM Medical Center; Associate Dean for Interprofessional Practice, UVM CNHS
Isabelle Desjardins, MD Chief Medical Officer
Rick Vincent Chief Finanical Officer, UVM Medical Center; Vice President Finance, UVM Medical Group
Doug Gentile, MD Chief Medical Information Officer
Lisa Goodrich Vice President, Medical Group Operations
Laurie Gunn Vice President, Human Resources
Dawn LeBaron Vice President, Hospital Services
Kevin McAteer Chief Development Officer
Charles Miceli Vice President, Supply Chain and IS Operations
Christina Oliver Vice President, Clinical Services
James Ulager, MD Associate Vice President, Medical Group Operations

Contact Us

Office of the CEO
Medical Center Campus
Patrick, Level 3
111 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: 802-847-5959
Fax: 802-555-2323
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm