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Christos Colovos, MD, PHD

Christos Colovos, MD, PHD

Acute Care Surgeon
Assistant Professor





111 Colchester Avenue
Main Campus, East Pavilion, Level 5
Burlington,  Vermont  05401


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Biographical Information

Dr. Christos Colovos is an acute care surgeon at the University of Vermont Medical Center and Assistant Professor at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM. Dr. Colovos obtained a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biochemistry and a Ph.D. in structural molecular biology, biochemistry, and theoretical biophysics from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine and completed both his general surgery residency and surgical critical care fellowship at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center.

During his surgical training, Dr. Colovos completed an extramural surgical research fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center focusing on small animal models, immunology, and immunotherapy. His research interests include: (a) the immune response to injury and sepsis, (b) the coagulopathy of trauma and sepsis, and (c) surgical innovation.

Clinically, he specializes in the treatment of acutely ill patients – either from trauma or emergent surgical conditions. His expertise centers on the management of patients in shock, sepsis, and multi-organ system failure. As an intensivist, he performs bedside procedures in the surgical intensive care unit. Surgically, he performs open and laparoscopic procedures for conditions including appendicitis, cholecystitis, diverticulitis, groin and abdominal wall hernias, and peritonitis.

Learn more about acute care surgery at the UVM Medical Center.

Learn more about Dr. Colovos' scholarly work.

Clinical Interests

  • Critical Care
  • Emergency General Surgery
  • Sepsis
  • Shock
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Trauma Surgery

Special Procedures

Open and laparoscopic general surgery, Bedside critical care procedures and endoscopy

Research Interests

Surgical Critical Care, Sepsis, Coagulopathy/Thromboeslastography, Immune response to injury; Immunomodulation/Immunotherapy, Quality improvement


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Surgical Critical Care
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - General Surgery
Other Education
Memorial Sloan-Kettering - Cell Engineering
Medical School
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine - Medical Doctor
Other Education
University of California, Los Angeles - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Other Education
University of California, Los Angeles - Chemistry
Other Education
University of California, Los Angeles - Biochemistry


Primary Language