Bruce A Harms, MD, MBA, FACS
- Division of Colorectal Surgery
- Administrative Assistant: (608) 263-2521
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792-3284
- 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
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.
Dr. Harms provides a wide range of services including Abdominoperineal Resection, Abscess Drainage, Appendectomy, Endorectal Advancement Flap, Excision / Fulguration of Condyloma, Fistulotomy, Flap Repair, Hemorrhoid Banding, Hemorrhoidectomy, Ileal Pouch Reconstruction, Ileocolic Resection, Laparoscopic and Open Partial Colectomy, Laparoscopic and Open Rectopexy, Laparoscopic and Open Sigmoid Resection, Laparoscopic and Open Total Colectomy, Laparoscopic Groin Hernia Repair, Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy, Lower Anterior Resection (LAR), Open Groin Hernia Repair, Pilonidal Cyst Excision, Sphincter Repair (overlapping sphincteroplasty), Total Proctocolectomy, Transanal Proctosigmoidectomy, Ventral / Abdominal Hernia Repair.
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.
Medically Smart, Fiscally Illiterate: Lack of Financial Education Leads to Poor Retirement Savings Strategies in Surgical Trainees.
Barrett JR, Leonard LD, Kovar A, McCarthy DP, Harms B, Tevis S
Am Surg 2022 May 04; 31348221096579
[PubMed ID: 35506914]
Over Worked and Under Paid: How Resident Finances Impact Perceived Stress, Career Choices, and Family Life.
Kovar A, Carmichael H, Harms B, Nehler M, Tevis S
J Surg Res 2021 02; 258: 82-87
[PubMed ID: 33002665]
The Optimal Ileal Pouch: Physiologic Parameters Significantly Correlate with Overall Pouch Function.
Melvin JC, Harms BA, Heise CP, Leverson GE, Carchman EH
J Gastrointest Surg 2021 05; 25(5): 1280-1286
[PubMed ID: 32367282]
Advances in the management of rectal cancer.
Lawson EH, Melvin JC, Geltzeiler CB, Heise CP, Foley EF, King RS, Harms BA, Carchman EH
Curr Probl Surg 2019 11; 56(11): 100648
[PubMed ID: 31779779]
Anal Intraepithelial Neoplasia Screening With Anal Pap Tests: Follow-up and Corresponding Histology.
Geltzeiler CB, Son J, Carchman EH, Lawson EH, Harms BA, Striker R, Selvaggi S, Voils CI
J Surg Res 2019 12; 244: 117-121
[PubMed ID: 31284140]