BURLINGTON — Dr. Isabelle Desjardins accepted the position of chief medical officer for the University of Vermont Medical Center, effective Oct. 1.
Desjardins is an attending psychiatrist and associate professor of psychiatry at UVM’s Larner College of Medicine. She has held clinical leadership roles at the Medical Center since she arrived in Burlington in 2003, recently as vice chairwoman of clinical affairs for the Department of Psychiatry, executive medical director of the Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital in Berlin, and as medical director of inpatient psychiatry at the UVM Medical Center.
A native of Quebec, Dr. Desjardins earned her medical degree at the University of Montreal and completed her psychiatry residency training and geriatric psychiatry fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta.
“I look forward to working with nursing, medical and administrative leadership to improve the quality of care and safety for our patients, so we can continue to have a lasting impact on the health of our community,” she said.