SVMC Podiatry Residency Program Celebrates Graduates
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SVMC Podiatry Residency Program Celebrates Graduates

BENNINGTON, VT—July 7, 2021—Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) is proud to announce the graduation of two residents from its 3-year Podiatry Residency Program. At a gathering of health system leadership and faculty on Tuesday, June 29, Breton Fox, DPM, was awarded a certificate of completion. Shazad Buksh, DPM, also graduated but was unable to attend the event.

Dr. Fox plans to start a practice in the seacoast region of New Hampshire starting this fall.

“It was great. The staff here is absolutely amazing,” Fox said. “I feel fortunate to have worked here for the past few years. I am definitely going to miss this place.”

Dr. Buksh, who also holds a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration, has opened a multispecialty practice in Oregon. He most enjoyed the difference he was able to make for patients and his relationships with fellow residents.

“We've done some fun surgeries, rebuilt the foot, and given people their lives back,” he said. "And all of the residents got along really well."

Dr. William Sarchino, the program’s director, wished both graduates well.

“They can look forward to an exciting career,” he said. “It has been a pleasure working with you."

Dr. James Poole, SVMC’s director of inpatient services, said, “We really appreciate all of the hard work you've done. You're going to have a great career.”

For more information about the Podiatry Residency Program at SVMC, visit

Caption: SVHC’s President and CEO Thomas A. Dee, FACHE; Breton Fox, DPM; and William Sarchino, DPM.

About SVHC:
Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) 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.
SVMC has earned several prominent distinctions. Most recently, SVMC received the American Hospital Association’s Rural Healthcare Leadership Award for transformational change in efforts toward healthcare reform and its fifth consecutive designation within the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. It ranked fourth in the nation for healthcare value by the Lown Institute Hospitals Index in 2020 and is one of Vermont’s Best Places to Work. SVMC earned an ‘A’ for hospital safety from the Leapfrog Group for two years in a row. During the pandemic, SVMC and both its skilled nursing facilities, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington, and the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Hoosick Falls, earned perfect scores on a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services evaluation meant to determine the ability to prevent transmission of COVID-19 and other infections.
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center 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.

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