Wendy Davis, M.D. President 

Dr. Davis is a clinical professor of Pediatrics at the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program, and the Associate Director of the National Improvement Partnership Network.  She also serves as a pediatrician at the University of Vermont Medical Center and as a professor in the University of Vermont College of Medicine’s pediatric department. 

The Vermont Health Commissioner from 2008 to 2011, Dr. Davis is an American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow and the 2009 recipient of the Vermont Medical Society's Distinguished Service Award.  She received her M.D. from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1981 and completed pediatric and chief residencies at Case Western Reserve University.

Trey Dobson, M.D. Vice President

Dr. Dobson is the medical director of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians and chief medical officer of Southwestern Vermont Health Care and a practicing emergency room physician. 

He received his bachelor’s degree in physics from The University of the South in Tennessee, a master’s degree in geology from the University of Wyoming and his medical degree from The University of Tennessee. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Virginia.

Howard Schapiro, M.D., Secretary/Treasurer

Dr. Schapiro is an anesthesiologist at the University of Vermont Medical Center and the chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine (UVMCM). He received his bachelor of arts in biology and masters of science in natural sciences/epidemiology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his medical degree at UVMCM.

An attending anesthesiologist at FAHC since 1986, Dr. Schapiro is currently a member of the hospital's strategic management, faculty practice finance, medical staff executive, and operating room steering committees.

James Hebert, M.D., Immediate-past President

Dr. Hebert is a general surgeon at the University of Vermont Medical Center and a Mackay-Page Professor of Surgery at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, where he earned his M.D.  He was named to U.S. News and World Report’s Top Doctors list for 2012-2013, placing in the top 1 percent for excellence in General Surgery with special expertise in Biliary Surgery and Colon & Rectal Surgery.  

His research interests have focused on host defenses against infection and medical education. He has been a funded researcher and has authored many peer reviewed articles, book chapters, editorials and reviews.  He has been the recipient of the UVM Department of Surgery teaching and service awards. In 2002 Dr. Hebert received a Distinguished Academic Achievement Award from the Medical Alumni Association at UVM, and in 2006 was the recipient of a Distinguished Service Award from the NBME.


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