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Simon Drew, MD, FACS
General Surgery

Simon Drew, MD, FACS
General Surgery

BS in chemistry from Union College
MD from the University of Vermont

"At Southwestern Vermont Medical Center we’re doing top-notch, cutting-edge surgery and medicine,” he says. “I left an area where the medical community was happy with the status quo. Being at SVMC has allowed me to develop my skills in minimally invasive surgery, permitting me to serve my patients better.”

Dr. Drew came to Bennington on the recommendation of his friend and fellow surgeon, Dr. Charles Salem. “I was recruited,” he jokes.

“The overall quality of life here is wonderful. My wife, Mary and three sons, ages 5, 7, and 9, love it in southern Vermont. We are an outdoor family. I love to run, bicycle, and Nordic ski. Together we garden and go on hikes. It’s a beautiful place to live. And the quality of the medical care patients receive at SVMC is remarkable. This is a small town hospital that is on top of its game and I’m glad to be a part of it.”

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Michael Thwing, MD
Pediatrics

Michael Thwing, MD
Pediatrics

MD from the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine. Chief Resident in Pediatrics at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

“My wife, Ninna, and I have a three-year-old, Molli and a two-month old son, Elliott, so we know what it's like to be parents of young children who are younger.”

“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 waht they're doing. And Drs. Luloff and Mann of SVMC Pedaitrics made me feel at home right away.”

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James Poole, MD
Hospitalist, Medical Director

James Poole, MD
Hospitalist, Medical Director

MD from Ross University (Dominica). Residency at Stamford Hospital in Connecticut.

"The job at SVMC just happened at the right place, right time and I love it."

"I enjoy treating the whole patient in medicine-from admission to discharge and all in between."

Dr. Poole has special interests in geriatric care and cardiology. He lives in Shaftsbury with his wife, a daughter and two sons.

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David Gorson, MD, FACE
Endocrinology

David Gorson, MD, FACE
Endocrinology

BS in biology from Franklin and Marshall College

MD from Pennsylvania State University

"I finished my fellowship in endocrinology at Mt Sinai Hospital in New York, and my wife and I moved to Florida, her home state. Soon, we realized we wanted to be in a smaller community. We missed the seasons, so we returned to the Northeast. I really wanted to practice where I could make a difference. In Florida, there were five other endocrinologists on the same floor of my medical office building. When I moved here in 1992, I was the third endocrinologist in Vermont."

"I have most everything I could wish for here. SVMC has a really solid medical staff, especially for a small community hospital. Because we are reasonably close to Albany, I can attend Endocrine conferences there, and I hold a Clinical Assistant Professorship in the Division of Endocrinology at Albany Medical College. I enjoy teaching the residents and fellows there. I've been privileged to introduce insulin pumps and bone densitometry to our rural community. And, my wife and I enjoy our rural lifestyle only a few hours from major cities."

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