Dr. Wendy Davis to Lead Health Department Maternal Child Health Programs

For Immediate Release: January 11 , 2007

Contact: Communication Office
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BURLINGTON – Health Commissioner Sharon Moffatt, RN, MSN, today announced Wendy Sue Davis, MD, will join the Vermont Department of Health as director of maternal child health.

Dr. Davis will continue to practice medicine with Timber Lane Pediatrics in Burlington and South Burlington.

Dr. Davis will oversee the Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Children with Special Health Needs (CSHN), family planning and other department maternal and child health programs. She will also lead the Health Department’s involvement as a senior partner in the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP).

VCHIP is actively involved in health care quality improvement projects for many areas of child health, including child development, newborn and childhood preventive services, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), asthma, foster care, prenatal care, care for newborns who have been exposed to opiates, and adolescent health.

“The State of Vermont is fortunate to have a physician of Dr. Davis’ depth and experience,” Commissioner Moffatt said. “She has shown a commitment to child health issues in Vermont for nearly 20 years. Her leadership and dedication will be a tremendous asset to the Health Department.”

Dr. Davis has strong ties both to the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and Fletcher Allen Health Care. Dr. Davis is a professor of pediatrics at UVM College of Medicine and is a former lecturer and instructor in pediatrics at Yale University.

She has been an attending physician at the hospital since 1987, and was a member of the Fletcher Allen Health Care Board of Trustees from 2002 - 2006.
She has served on the Vermont Children’s Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care Community Advisory Board since 2004.

Dr. Davis recieved the Commissioner’s Award from the Vermont Department of Health (2002), and is a former consultant to the Health Department Division of Community Public Health. Dr. Davis serves on the Vermont Department of Health Birth Information Advisory Committee, and served on the Governor’s Blueprint for Health, Chronic Care Initiative Provider Practice Committee.

Dr. Davis has been certified with the American Board of Pediatrics since 1986. She earned her M.D. from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1981.

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