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Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
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A resident of Burlington, Vt., Dr. Hood is a professor of medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She is an attending physician and Chair of the Residents’ Research and Scholarly Activity Committee at Fletcher Allen. She is also a consulting physician for Central Vermont Medical Center.
Dr. Hood was elected to the ACP Board of Regents in 2005 and re-elected in 2008. She served as the 2008-2010 Chair of the national ACP Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee. She has been a member of that committee since 2003. She has also served as Chair of the ACP International Subcommittee, now the International Council, for 2007-2009 and is an ex-officio member of the ACP Membership Committee.
Dr. Hood has served in an advisory capacity to the State of Vermont’s health care programs as a member of the Drug Utilization Review Board in the Office of Vermont Health Care Access (Medicaid). She also served as a member of the Diabetes Surveillance Committee, Healthy Vermonters 2010 Heart Disease Workgroup and Ladies First Program for the Vermont Department of Health. She contributed to developing and updating the guidelines for Management of Diabetes for the Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care.
Dr. Hood served as ACP Governor for Vermont for 1999-2003, and was the chapter's Vice President from 1991 to 1994. In 2003, she was named a Laureate of the Vermont Chapter. Laureate awards honor local Fellows or Masters of ACP who have demonstrated a long-term commitment to excellence in medical care, education or research, or who have provided service to their community, chapter and the ACP. Dr. Hood has been a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) since 1991. FACP is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine.
A medical graduate of the University of Sydney, Dr. Hood completed a residency at Mater Misericordiae Hospital. She completed two years of fellowship training in nephrology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and her third year of fellowship training at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. In 1993 she received an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. She is board-certified in internal medicine and nephrology.
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Mike Noble, Fletcher Allen Health Care, 802-847-2886.
Jennifer Nachbur, UVM College of Medicine, 802-656-7875.