James Kalmuk, MD, joins the Dartmouth Cancer Center at SVMC
Grace Weatherby
/ Categories: NEWS, 2023

James Kalmuk, MD, joins the Dartmouth Cancer Center at SVMC

BENNINGTON, VT—Thursday, September 7, 2023—Dr. James Kalmuk, medical oncologist, has joined the Dartmouth Cancer Center at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC).

Kalmuk holds a masters in interdisciplinary science from Roswell Park Cancer Institute and attended medical school at SUNY Update Medical University in Syracuse, NY. He then completed his residency in internal medicine and oncology fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.  Kalmuk has been active in oncology research and has presented and published his work extensively.

Dr. Matt Vernon, radiation oncologist and Medical Director of the Dartmouth Cancer Center at SVMC states, “I am pleased and excited to welcome Dr. Kalmuk as the newest member of the team, comprised of knowledgeable and caring professionals. I anticipate he will further enhance the culture of compassionate excellence we work to provide. He comes prepared to help us advance the mission, vision, and values shared by SVMC and Dartmouth Health.”

SVMC Chief Medical Officer, Trey Dobson, MD adds, “Dr. Kalmuk joins an exceptional group of highly skilled professionals who work collaboratively with the specialists at the Dartmouth Cancer Center in Lebanon, one of only three NCI-Designated comprehensive cancer centers in New England. At SVMC, providing the highest quality care and compassion are not just goals but everyday realities. Dr Kalmuk will be an excellent addition.”




Dartmouth Cancer Center at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center: Dartmouth Cancer Center at SVMC is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and provides full-service cancer care in a community setting to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. 

About SVHC: Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), a member of  Dartmouth Health, is a comprehensive, preeminent, healthcare 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 includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices. SVHC is among the most lauded small rural health systems in the nation. It is the recipient of the American Hospital Association’s 2020 Rural Hospital Leadership Award. In addition, SVMC is a five-time recipient of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence.

SVMC provides exceptional care without discriminating on the basis of an individual’s age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Language assistance services, free of charge, are available at 1-800-367-9559.

Contact: Leslie Keefe leslie.keefe@svhealthcare.org

About Dartmouth Health: Dartmouth Health, New Hampshire’s only academic health system and the state’s largest private employer, serves patients across northern New England. Dartmouth Health provides access to more than 2,000 providers in almost every area of medicine, delivering care at its flagship hospital, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH, as well as across its wide network of hospitals, clinics and care facilities. DHMC is consistently named the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and is recognized for high performance in numerous clinical specialties and procedures. Dartmouth Health includes Dartmouth Cancer Center, one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and the only such center in northern New England; Dartmouth Health Children’s, which includes the state’s only children’s hospital and multiple locations around the region; member hospitals in Lebanon, Keene and New London, NH, and Bennington and Windsor, VT; and Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; and more than 24 clinics that provide ambulatory and specialty services across New Hampshire and Vermont. Through its historical partnership with Dartmouth and the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth Health trains nearly 400 medical residents and fellows annually, and performs cutting-edge research and clinical trials recognized across the globe with Geisel and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT. Dartmouth Health and its more than 13,000 employees are deeply committed to serving the healthcare needs of everyone in our communities, and to providing each of our patients with exceptional, personal care.

Contact: news@dartmouth‐health.org 

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