Sports medicine physician joins SVMC

Ivette Guttmann

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BENNINGTON — Dr. Ivette Guttmann, a highly experienced sports medicine specialist, has been to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Orthopedics and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians, SVMC has announced.

"Dr. Guttmann is both an exceptional sports medicine physician and a record-setting athlete," said Trey Dobson, chief medical officer for SVMC and medical director for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians. "Her clinical and athletic experience make her an excellent fit for treating athletes at all levels."

Guttmann earned her medical degree at Universidad Autonoma de Centro America in Costa Rica and completed the pediatrics residency training program at San Juan City Hospital in Puerto Rico in 2012. In addition, she completed fellowship training in primary care sports medicine at Albany Medical Center in New York in 2013. She earned her bachelor's degree in biology from Florida State University and an associate's degree from Miami-Dade Community College in 1994. She is board certified by the American Board for both pediatrics and primary care sports medicine.

In addition, Guttmann played professionally as a record-breaking quarterback for the Independent Women's Football League Orlando Starz and was captain of the Orlando Mayhem, 2001-2004. At the amateur level, she has participated in adventure races, basketball, mountain and road cycling, snowboarding, tennis, and volleyball. She was the team physician at the University of Miami Athletic Department and has provided medical coverage for the New York Giants training camp in Albany, New York. She has also provided medical coverage for Siena College, Lake Placid Ironman, Florida Ironman, and a multitude of other Triathlons.

"I am very happy to join this accomplished team in beautiful Vermont," Guttmann said. "I look forward to meeting patients who can benefit from my combination of medical knowledge and athletic experience."

Guttmann will be practicing in Bennington, at SVMC Northshire Campus in Manchester Center, and Twin Rivers Medical in Hoosick Falls, New York, and is accepting new patients. She joins board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeons Suk Namkoong, Matthew Nofziger, Michaela Schneiderbauer, and James Whittum, and sports medicine physician Paul Donovan, along with several associate providers.

SVMC Orthopedics offers preventive and non-surgical treatments, minimally invasive surgery, and surgery for sports injuries, painful joints, and complicated fractures. They execute complete joint replacements, rotator cuff repair, and surgeries on hands, knees, wrists, feet, elbows and ankles. The main office is located at 332 Dewey St. in Bennington, and additionally, appointments are available to patients in Manchester, Hoosick Falls, New York, and Williamstown, Massachusetts.


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