MEDICAL STAFF LEADERSHIP

As a part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center's Medical Staff is governed by a team of medical executives representing each department. For Fiscal Year 2021, members of SVHC’s Medical Executive Committee are:

Marie George, MD, FIDSA
Medical Staff President

Dr. George is an infectious disease specialist at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) Infectious Disease and chairs Antibiotic Stewardship at SVMC. She received her medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and attended University of Connecticut as an undergraduate. She completed her residency at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and a fellowship at Tufts University/New England Medical Center, both in Boston. Dr. George is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Matthew Vernon, MD
Medical Staff Vice President

Dr. Vernon is a radiation oncologist at the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center. He received his medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his residency in the Department of Therapeutic Radiology at the University of Minnesota. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology. 

Shaan Alli, MD
Chair, Department of Anesthesia

Dr. Alli is the medical director of Anesthesiology. He earned his medical degree at Stony Brook University School of Medicine and a bachelor’s in biology from Bernard M. Baruch College, both in New York. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Stony Brook Medical Center, his residency at Tufts Medical Center in Massachusetts, and a fellowship in Critical Care Anesthesiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Adam Cohen, MD
Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Cohen leads the Department of Emergency Medicine at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. He received his medical degree at the State University of New York Medical Center in Brooklyn, a graduate degree in physiology from Hahnemann University in Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s in psychobiology from Binghampton University in New York. He completed his residency training in a combined Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine program at Allegheny General Hospital in Pennsylvania. He is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Robert Schwartz, MD
Chair, Department of Family Medicine

Dr. Schwartz is a family medicine physician at SVMC Northshire Campus and the associate medical director of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians. He earned his medical degree at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, trained during his residency at Lancaster General Hospital in Pennsylvania, and completed a fellowship at the American Academy of Family Physicians in Kansas.

Matthew Stanishewski, MD
Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
 

Dr. Stanishewski earned his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and most recently served as a Fellow in Rheumatology at Roger Williams Medical Center, Rhode Island Hospital, and the VA Medical Center in Providence. He also worked as a clinical trial investigator with the Center for Medical Research, also in Providence. Dr. Stanishewski is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Osteopathic Internists. In addition, he is a member of the American College of Rheumatology and the New England Rheumatism Society.

 

Kimberley Sampson, MD
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Originally from the United Kingdom, Dr. Sampson received her medical degree from St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine in Grand Cayman, BWI, and a degree in biology from the University of Glamorgan in Wales, UK. She completed her residency in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Centers in Chicago and taught as a Professor of Clinical Science at the Chicago Medical School and as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Science at St. Matthew’s University.

 

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Meghan Gunn, MD
Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Dr. Gunn received her medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and a degree in biology from Syracuse University in New York. She completed her pediatric residency at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

James Keenan, MD
Chair, Department of Radiology

Dr. Keenan received his medical degree at Albany Medical College, both a master’s and PhD in nuclear radiochemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a bachelor’s in chemistry from Le Moyne College, all in New York. He completed his residency training in diagnostic radiology at Albany Medical Center Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology.

Malcolm Paine, MD
Chair, Department of Surgery

Dr. Paine received his medical degree at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. He completed post-doctoral training and research at the University of London and residencies in obstetrics and gynecology at the London Deanery and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire. He is certified by the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  

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