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Robert E. Gramling, MD

Robert E. Gramling, MD

Holly and Bob Miller Chair in Palliative Medicine and Chief, Palliative Medicine Division
Palliative Medicine Physician
Associate Professor and Research Director


Hospice And Palliative Care



111 Colchester Avenue
Main Campus, Smith 262
Burlington,  Vermont  05401


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont

Biographical Information

Dr. Bob Gramling joined The University of Vermont Medical Center as the inaugural Holly and Bob Miller Chair in Palliative Medicine and the inaugural Chief of the Division of Palliative Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at the UVM College of Medicine. His clinical, research and teaching focuses on understanding and promoting high quality communication between patients, families and their clinicians in the context of advanced and life threatening illness.

His specialties include palliative medicine and hospice care.  

Prior to joining the UVM Medical Center, Dr. Gramling was an associate professor in Family Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, and research co-director in the Division of Palliative Care at the University of Rochester, New York. 

Dr. Gramling has authored more than 70 publications and received research funding from the National Institutes of Health, The National Palliative Care Research Center, the Greenwall Bioethics Foundation and the American Cancer Society and is a recognized leader in palliative and hospice care. 

Learn more about Palliative Medicine at the UVM Medical Center.

Clinical Interests

  • Hospice Care
  • Palliative Medicine


Other Education
Boston University School of Public Health - Epidemiology
Boston Universityschool of Medicine - Family Medicine
Maine General Medical Center - Family Medicine
Medical School
Dartmouth Medical School - Medical Doctor
Other Education
Colby College - Biology

Board Certifications

Member Board
American Board of Family Medicine
Family Medicine - Primary Care
Member Board
American Board of Family Medicine
Hospice and Palliative Medicine


Primary Language