University of Wisconsin–Madison

Bruce A Harms, MD, MBA, FACS

Professor

  • Division of Colorectal Surgery
  • Divisions of General Surgery

harms@surgery.wisc.edu
(608) 263-2521

600 Highland Avenue
MC 7375
Madison, WI 53792-3284

Education

  • MD, University of Nebraska Medical School, Omaha, NE, 1977
  • Residency, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 1977-1980, 1981-1983
  • Research Fellow, University of California-Davis, Sacramento, CA, 1980-1981
  • Senior Registrar, Surgery, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester, England, 1983-1984

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Harms is certified by the American Board of Surgery with a certificate of added qualifications in surgical critical care. Dr. Harms is the chief of the Department of Surgery’s section of colorectal surgery and vice-chief of the Division of General Surgery. Dr. Harms specializes in colorectal surgery with special interests in inflammatory bowel disease and reconstructive colorectal surgery.

Research Interests

Dr. Harms maintains a basic science laboratory that investigates the pulmonary microcirculation and pathophysiology of post-traumatic pulmonary injury. Clinical research projects include the factors important for successful reconstructive surgery for inflammatory bowel disease.

Recent Publications:

    • Short-term outcomes of minimally invasive versus open colectomy for colon cancer.
    • Papageorge CM, Zhao Q, Foley EF, Harms BA, Heise CP, Carchman EH, Kennedy GD
    • J. Surg. Res. 2016 Jul; 204(1): 83-93
    • [PubMed ID: 27451872]
    • Does Anastomotic Leak Contribute to High Failure-to-rescue Rates?
    • Tevis SE, Carchman EH, Foley EF, Heise CP, Harms BA, Kennedy GD
    • Ann. Surg. 2016 Jun; 263(6): 1148-51
    • [PubMed ID: 26587851]
    • Postoperative Ileus--More than Just Prolonged Length of Stay?
    • Tevis SE, Carchman EH, Foley EF, Harms BA, Heise CP, Kennedy GD
    • J. Gastrointest. Surg. 2015 Sep; 19(9): 1684-90
    • [PubMed ID: 26105552]
    • Characterizing readmission in ulcerative colitis patients undergoing restorative proctocolectomy.
    • Hanzlik TP, Tevis SE, Suwanabol PA, Carchman EH, Harms BA, Heise CP, Foley EF, Kennedy GD
    • J. Gastrointest. Surg. 2015 Mar; 19(3): 564-9
    • [PubMed ID: 25560185]
    • Postoperative complications in patients with rectal cancer are associated with delays in chemotherapy that lead to worse disease-free and overall survival.
    • Tevis SE, Kohlnhofer BM, Stringfield S, Foley EF, Harms BA, Heise CP, Kennedy GD
    • Dis. Colon Rectum 2013 Dec; 56(12): 1339-48
    • [PubMed ID: 24201387]

All Publications on PubMed