Bruce A Harms, MD, MBA, FACS
- Division of Colorectal Surgery
- Divisions of General Surgery
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.
- 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]