SVMC Pediatrics Welcomes Dr. Michael W. Thwing


BENNINGTON —Dr. Michael W. Thwing recently joined SVMC Pediatrics at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) in Bennington With two young children of his own, he has a “home advantage” when it comes to being well-prepared as a pediatrician.
“ My wife, Ninna, and I have a three-year-old, Molli and a two-month old son, Elliot, so we know what it’s like to be parents of young children,” said Thwing. “I love being a pediatrician and especially enjoy working with children who are younger.”
Dr. Thwing received his medical degree from Pennsylvania State College of Medicine and was chief resident in pediatrics at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.
After his residency, Dr. Thwing spent the next the next four years in different medical positions in the U.S. Army, including pediatrician at Bassett Army Community Hospital at Ft. Wainwright in Alaska; field surgeon at Camp Victory in Bagdad, Iraq; and then again at Bassett Army Community Hospital as chief of pediatrics and chief of immunizations.
“After the Army, we thought about moving to Denmark, where my wife is from,” stated Dr. Thwing, “but we decided being close to family in New England would be best for us. When the opening became available at SVMC, it seemed like the perfect fit.”
Dr. Thwing and his family enjoy doing outdoor activities including running, downhill and cross country skiing, cycling, and taking road trips to explore the New England area.
“We really only looked in this part of the United States,” he added. “After Alaska, this is an area with a larger population and the climate is almost balmy for us. We love it in Bennington and are in the process of buying our dream house here.
“SVMC really appealed to me because of its size and the reputation of its medical and nursing staffs. I was impressed that everyone seemed happy to be doing what they’re doing. And Drs. Luloff and Mann of SVMC Pediatrics made me feel at home right away,” said Dr. Thwing.
”I want to be able to get to know my patients and their families, while still having the support of a medical system where I can offer the highest quality of care.”
Dr. Thwing has a special interest in working with infants and younger children and children with neurological conditions such as ADHD. His office is in Suite 210 of the Medical Office Building at 140 Hospital Drive in Bennington. To make an appointment with him, call (802) 447-3930.
SVMC Pediatrics is part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), an integrated health system providing care for patients in Bennington and Windham Counties in Vermont, Rensselaer and Washington Counties in New York, and Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, the VNA & Hospice of SVHC, the Centers for Living & Rehabilitation, and the SVMC Northshire and Deerfield Valley Campuses. To learn more about SVHC, visit
Contact:   Eileen Druckenmiller
(802) 447-5558