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Williston doctor receives rare faculty honor at UVM

Dr. Kenneth Sartorelli
Dr. Kenneth Sartorelli

Williston’s Dr. Kennith Sartorelli was invested in a formal ceremony at UVM last week as the inaugural Green and Gold Professor of Pediatric Surgery.

Sartorelli is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Surgery, and division chief of pediatric surgery and surgeon-in-chief at the UVM Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital. This professorship will provide him with endowed financial support to conduct research and to advance educational activities in pediatric and adult surgery.

Sartorelli was presented with a medallion in front of family, friends, colleagues and students in the Hoehl Gallery at the Larner College of Medicine on the UVM campus. The formal ceremony recognizes the importance of endowed positions and is one of the highest honors the University of Vermont can bestow on its faculty members.

Dr. Sartorelli is a native of Barre who received his undergraduate degree in zoology from the University of Vermont in 1982 and his medical degree from UVM in 1987. He holds board certifications in both surgery and pediatric surgery from the American Board of Surgery, and he currently serves as chairman of the Vermont Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. He has received numerous awards for his teaching, academic achievements and work in the area of pediatric and adult trauma.

Sartorelli lives in Williston with his wife Marybeth and their children.