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John R. Bookwalter, M.D., F.A.C.S.
John R. Bookwalter, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Scientific Advisor
bullet Chief of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery at Brattleboro
Memorial Hospital, VT.
bullet Invented the "Bookwalter Retractor".
Bio

Curriculum Vitae

 
Curriculum Vitae
Currently on staff at the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and the Rockingham Memorial Hospital as a consultant.
Education: 1. College 1956-1960, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, B.A., cum laude.
2. Harvard Medical School, 1960-1964.
3. Internship and residency, 1964-1970.
4. Harvard Surgical Service, Boston City Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
5. Thoracic surgical residency 1972-1973, New England Deaconess Hospital.
Military Service: Major, U.S. Army, Medical Corps 1970 1972, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps 1986-1990, Colonel.
Medical License: Current medical license is in Vermont #4468.
Board Certifications: American Board of Surgery, 1971.
American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 1976.
Board Certifications: American Board of Surgery, 1971.
American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 1976.
Professional Societies: American College of Surgeons, 1975-Present.
New England Vascular Society, 1977-Present.
New England Surgical Society, 1979-Present.
Community Service: Board of Trustees. Putney Grammar School. 1973-1977.
Board of Directors, Putney School, 1983-1986.
Board of Directors, Vermont Paramedic Training Program, 1984-1988.
Board of Directors, Southern Vermont Health Foundation, 1990-December, 1994.
Medical Director, Thompson House Nursing Home, 1988-Present.
Elected Positions: President of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Medical Staff, 1980-1982/
Inventor and developer of the Bookwalter Surgical Retractor System which is sold by: Codman & Shurtleff, Randolph, Massachusetts.
SURGICAL TRAINING
  • Amherst College, B.A., cum laude.
  • Harvard Medical School, 1960-1964.
  • Internship-Fifth (Harvard) Surgical Service, Boston City Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, July 1964-June 1965
  • JAR, SAR-Fifth (Harvard)Surgical Service, Boston City Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, July 1967-December 1967. William A. Meissner, M.D. - Chief
  • Record Review of Carcinoma of the Thyroid at the Lahey Clinic (Paper and Preparator), Boston, Massachusetts, January 1968-February 1968.
  • Resident, Fifth (Harvard) Surgical Service, Boston City Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, March 1968-August 1968.
  • Chief Resident, Pediatric Surgery, Boston City Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, September 1968-October 1968.
  • Chief Resident, Thoracic Surgery, New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, November 1968-June 1969.
  • Chief Surgical Resident, Manchester-Veterans Administration Hospital, Manchester, New Hampshire, July 1969-October 1969.
  • Chief Resident, Fifth (Harvard) Surgical Service, Boston City Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, November 1969-February 1970.
** The Surgical Residency Program on the Fifth (Harvard) Surgical Service at the Boston City Hospital finishes six men a year with one resident starting and finishing at each two month intervals so that my total general surgical residency will have been four years and eight months.