Family physician named president of VMS

Norman Ward, M.D., was named president of the Vermont Medical Society today during its 199th annual meeting held at the Woodstock Inn in Woodstock, Vt.
Dr. Ward is medical director of case management at Fletcher Allen Health Care and a physician at its South Burlington Family Practice clinic.  He is also a governor-appointed member of the Clinical Utilization Review Board (CURB), which is tasked by the Department of Health Access with examining medical services provided under the state’s Medicaid program in order to ensure adherence to current clinical best practices and identify opportunities for increased efficiencies.
An associate professor at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, he earned his M.D. at Brown University Medical School and completed his residency at the University of Rochester.
“It is an absolute honor to be entrusted by my colleagues with the leadership of the Society and I take the responsibilities that come with it very seriously,” said Dr. Ward.  “I look forward to working alongside the state’s physicians during the coming year to ensure that our voices, and those of the patients we care for, are heard and valued.”
Also during the meeting, VMS members elected Daniel Walsh, M.D., and David Coddaire, M.D., president-elect and vice president, respectively, while re-elected Howard Schapiro, M.D., secretary-treasurer.

Contact Information

President: Carol Blackwood, M.D.

Executive Director: Stephanie Winters

Telephone: (802) 223-7898

FAX: (802) 223-1201

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 1457
Montpelier, VT 05601

Email: swinters@vtmd.org