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Thomas Vetter, MD, MPH


Education

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, MD

Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, MPH, Health Care Outcomes Research and Management


Residency/Fellowship

Residency, Anesthesiology, University of Florida Health Shands Hospitals

Fellowship, Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Care Information

Clinical Biography

Thomas Vetter, MD, MPH, is a board-certified pain medicine specialist in UT Health Austin’s Comprehensive Pain Management Clinic. He specializes in pain management. Additionally, Dr. Vetter is a courtesy professor in the Dell Medical Department of Population Health and a professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care. He also serves as the Division Chief of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine as well as the Director of Perioperative Care for the Dell Medical School Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care.

Dr. Vetter earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University and his master’s in health care outcomes research and management from Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. He completed a residency in anesthesiology at the University of Florida Health Shands Hospitals and a fellowship in pediatric anesthesia and critical care at Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital.

Dr, Vetter served as the Maurice S. Albin Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he also led the development of a pioneering perioperative surgical home model and an innovative, comprehensive geriatric pain management program. He has also served in the roles of Vice Chair and Director of the Division of Pain Medicine; Medical Director of the Preoperative Assessment, Consultation, and Treatment Clinic; professor of gerontology, geriatrics, and palliative care; professor of pediatrics; and a professor of health policy and organization. He has published extensively in outcomes research, comparative effectiveness, quality improvement, patient-reported health measures, healthcare policy and economics, clinical epidemiology, and healthcare disparities. He has also lectured nationally on various topics in anesthesiology, perioperative medicine, pain management, health policy, and research design. Currently, he is the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the preeminent journal Anesthesia & Analgesia.

Specializations

  • Pain medicine
  • Perioperative medicine

Board Certification

  • The American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology
  • The American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
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