(802) 879-1802
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Essex Junction, VT 05452

Physicians’ resumes

Kara A. Flaherty, MD, FACOG

Kara A. Flaherty, MD, FACOG - Essex Junction, VT“For me, it is a privilege to be able to care for women… and to be part of the miracle of
pregnancy and childbirth. I feel that it’s my calling to guide women along this journey and
see that they get to the other side safely. And the same goes for their other women’s health
needs. To be successful in this calling, I listen carefully, partner closely with each woman in
my care and do whatever is necessary to provide the best care possible.”

Board-Certified: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Fellow: American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
Residency: Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fletcher Allen Health Care, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
MD: Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
BS: Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Clinical Instructor: Fletcher Allen Health Care, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT

John J. “Jack” Gallagher, Jr., MD, FACOG

John J. “Jack” Gallagher, Jr., MD, FACOG - Essex Junction, VT "After more than 25 years as a women’s health specialist, the greatest reward is still the same thing that drew me to this field: making a difference in people’s lives. And my experience as a parent and husband I think contributes to my understanding and unwavering commitment to the highest standards of care. To this day, the best compliment I've ever received is when
the labor and delivery nurses tell me that I’m ‘more midwife than MD.’”

Board-Certified: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Fellow: American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
Residency: Obstetrics & Gynecology, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
Internship: Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
MD: University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
BA: Chemistry, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
Chief of Gynecology: Department of Surgery, Fanny Allen Hospital, Colchester, VT, 1990-2000
Associate Clinical Professor: Fletcher Allen Health Care, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT

Maria G. Carracino, MD

Maria-Carracinol Gallagher, Jr., MD, FACOG - Essex Junction, VT "I was a patient long before I was a physician, so I appreciate and understand the woman who wants to take an assertive role in her own well-being. I am a strong believer in the doctor as health coach and advisor, while maintaining excellent standard of medical care. Although very well-versed in the latest guidelines, research and technologies in the field of gynecology and obstetrics, I do not forget that health care is exquisitely personal and that you are trusting your safe-keeping to me. I look forward to building a partnership based on confidence and good health!"

Residency: Fletcher Allen Hospital
MD: University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
BA: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Maria is trained in abdominal, laparoscopic, da Vinci® (robotic) surgeries, and diagnostic ultrasound.
Fluent in Italian.

Trust skilled experience, true compassion and advanced care by seasoned specialists and you’ll feel confident you’re in the best of hands. Call Champlain Obstetrics & Gynecology today at (802) 879-1802.