Hospital Happenings for October

Pediatric Updates: Dr. Thomas Willson is a plastic surgeon and Director of the Cleft/Craniofacial Program at the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital, and an assistant professor at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM. He specializes in pediatric and craniofacial plastic surgery including cleft and craniosynostosis care, pediatric facial trauma, and the treatment of other congenital conditions.

Dr. Willson attended medical school at Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his general surgery residency at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago followed by plastic and reconstructive surgery residency and craniofacial fellowship at the University of California Los Angeles.

Dr. Willson can be contacted through the Division of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Cosmetic Surgery for general referrals and for cleft/craniofacial care. The phone number is 802-847-3340 and the fax number is 802-847-7083. New referrals can be seen either during regular office hours or, beginning in January 2019 at the monthly multidisciplinary Cleft/Craniofacial Clinic.

Events: The ‘Community Medical School’ at the University of Vermont Medical Center offers a variety of classes and panel discussions, free of charge, to the public. Next topic will be on Treatments for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in November.

One Care Vermont is hosting an Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds on pediatric asthma on October 15, 5:30-7:30 at the Larner College of Medicine. Hear from Dr. Kelly Cowan and School Nurse Kathleen Scacciaferro around current best practices in the management of pediatric asthma. Participants will gain awareness of the role of the school nurse in the plan of care, and will hear one family’s experience managing pediatric asthma. Click here to register.

The Wellness Group meets quarterly from 6:00-7:30 and is for Tweens and Teens (9-18) with a chronic illness. The group learns the different aspects of wellness, how they are related, and how to balance them in the pursuit of optimum health through: Team Building, Complimentary Therapies and Social Supports. Contact Jenny Eddy at for questions and to sign up for this free opportunity.


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