SVMC Welcomes Two New Podiatry Residents

September 12, 2016

BENNINGTON, VT—September 12, 2016— Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s (SVMC) Podiatry Residency Program is pleased to welcome Marie “McCamie” DeArmon, doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), and Jeffrey Pantano, DPM.

Dr. DeArmon earned her doctor of podiatric medicine from Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, OH, in May 2016. She received her bachelor’s in health services from the University of Pittsburgh, PA, in 2005. She has worked as a research technician with SAIC-Frederick Inc. at the National Institutes of Health, MD, and as a front office administrator for an internal medicine practice.

Dr. Pantano received his doctor of podiatric medicine from Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, OH, in May 2016 and a bachelor’s in psychology from Salve Regina University, RI, in 2008. He has conducted research on Endobronchial Brachytherapy Treatment and a liquid crystal sensing system for the early detection of various pathologies, including diabetic foot ulcers.

SVMC’s Podiatry Residency Program was founded in 2013 by Dr. William Sarchino, DPM. DeArmon and Pantano were selected from a pool of 90 applicants representing podiatry schools from across the country. They join two second-year residents, and one third-year resident in the program. It is the only podiatry residency program in the state of Vermont and the first residency program at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.

During the course of the three-year program, residents rotate through a number of disciplines, including anesthesia, internal medicine, emergency medicine, podiatric medicine, and surgery. In addition, residents are involved in research projects, present posters at scientific conferences, give case presentations, and author research papers for publication. Activities are regularly evaluated by the Council of Podiatric Medical Education.

Dr. Sarchino is a local podiatrist based in Bennington and Greenwich, NY. He is a member of American Podiatric Medical Association, a fellow of the American Academy of Wound Healing, certified in wound healing, and is the president of the American College of Lower Extremity Surgeons. Sarchino, who has taught in England and holds a medical license there, also is a well-known author of scientific papers on podiatric surgery.

For more information about the Podiatry Residency Program at SVMC, visit or call the program coordinator at 802-447-5558.


Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent health care system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC’s providers are members of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians, a multispecialty medical group operated in partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock. SVHC includes the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, a 150-bed long- and short-term care skilled nursing facility; the SVHC Foundation; and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), which includes 19 primary and specialty care practices. Primary care offices are located in Bennington, Manchester, Pownal, and Wilmington. To learn more, visit

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