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Bruce A. Harms, MD, MBA
 

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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Harms is certified by the American Board of Surgery with a certificate of added qualifications in surgical critical care. He is the former chief of the UW Hospital’s Section of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care. He also specializes in colorectal surgery for inflammatory bowel disease and other colorectal disorders.

Specialties

Cancer Surgery

Surgery (General)

UW Health Clinics

East Clinic
(608) 265-6969 | Map
Digestive Health Center
(608) 890-5000 | (855) 342-9900 | Map
Digestive Health Center
(608) 890-5000 | (855) 342-9900 | Map
East Clinic
(608) 265-6969 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
Digestive Health Center
(608) 890-5000 | (855) 342-9900 | Map
Digestive Health Center
(608) 890-5000 | (855) 342-9900 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)

Languages Spoken

English
Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Surgery
Surgical Critical Care Medicine
Fellowship University of California-Davis Medical Center, Sacramento
Gloucester Royal Hospital, England

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

Awards/Honors

Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2012

Best Doctors® in America 2011


Procedures

Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

Research

Dr. Harms maintains a basic science laboratory that researches the pulmonary microcirculation and pathophysiology of post-traumatic pulmonary edema.


PubMed Articles
Tevis SE Kohlnhofer BM Stringfield S Foley EF Harms BA Heise CP Kennedy GD . Postoperative complications in patients with rectal cancer are associated with delays in chemotherapy that lead to worse disease-free and overall survival. Dis Colon Rectum. 2013 Dec;56(12):1339-48
[PubMed ID: 24201387]
Ballian N Rajamanickam V Harms BA Foley EF Heise CP Greenberg CC Kennedy GD . Predictors of mortality after emergent surgery for acute colonic diverticulitis: analysis of National Surgical Quality Improvement Project data. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Feb;74(2):611-6
[PubMed ID: 23354259]
Ballian N Weisensel N Rajamanickam V Foley EF Heise CP Harms BA Kennedy GD . Comparable postoperative morbidity and mortality after laparoscopic and open emergent restorative colectomy: outcomes from the ACS NSQIP. World J Surg. 2012 Oct;36(10):2488-96
[PubMed ID: 22736343]
Ballian N Lubner MG Munoz A Harms BA Heise CP Foley EF Kennedy GD . Visceral obesity is associated with outcomes of total mesorectal excision for rectal adenocarcinoma. J Surg Oncol. 2012 Mar 15;105(4):365-70
[PubMed ID: 21751219]
Conhaim RL Dovi WF Watson KE Spiegel CA Harms BA . Bacteremia does not affect cellular uptake of ultrafine particles in the lungs of rats. Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2011 Mar;294(3):550-7
[PubMed ID: 21337717]
Philip AK Lubner MG Harms B . Computed tomographic colonography. Surg Clin North Am. 2011 Feb;91(1):127-39
[PubMed ID: 21184904]
Conhaim RL Mangino MJ Dovi WF Watson KE Warner TF Harms BA . Microthrombus formation may trigger lung injury after acute blood loss. Shock. 2010 Dec;34(6):601-7
[PubMed ID: 20442694]
Ballian N Yamane B Leverson G Harms B Heise CP Foley EF Kennedy GD . Body mass index does not affect postoperative morbidity and oncologic outcomes of total mesorectal excision for rectal adenocarcinoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2010 Jun;17(6):1606-13
[PubMed ID: 20077020]
Russ AJ Obma KL Rajamanickam V Wan Y Heise CP Foley EF Harms B Kennedy GD . Laparoscopy improves short-term outcomes after surgery for diverticular disease. Gastroenterology. 2010 Jun;138(7):2267-74, 2274.e1
[PubMed ID: 20193685]
Ballian N Zarebczan B Munoz A Harms B Heise CP Foley EF Kennedy GD . Routine evaluation of the distal colon remnant before Hartmann's reversal is not necessary in asymptomatic patients. J Gastrointest Surg. 2009 Dec;13(12):2260-7
[PubMed ID: 19727977]
Kennedy GD Heise C Rajamanickam V Harms B Foley EF . Laparoscopy decreases postoperative complication rates after abdominal colectomy: results from the national surgical quality improvement program. Ann Surg. 2009 Apr;249(4):596-601
[PubMed ID: 19300230]
Heise CP Kennedy G Foley EF Harms BA . Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy with ileal S-pouch. Dis Colon Rectum. 2008 Dec;51(12):1790-4
[PubMed ID: 18607550]
Cho CS Dayton MT Thompson JS Koltun WA Heise CP Harms BA . Proctocolectomy-ileal pouch-anal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis after liver transplantation for primary sclerosing cholangitis: a multi-institutional analysis. J Gastrointest Surg. 2008 Jul;12(7):1221-6
[PubMed ID: 18449613]
Spier BJ Fayyad AA Lucey MR Johnson EA Wojtowycz M Rikkers L Harms BA Reichelderfer M . Bleeding stomal varices: case series and systematic review of the literature. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2008 Mar;6(3):346-52
[PubMed ID: 18328439]
Conhaim RL Kluesner KA Watson KE Munoz-del-Rio A Heisey DM Harms BA . Hemorrhage progressively disturbs interalveolar perfusion in the lungs of rats. Shock. 2008 Mar;29(3):410-6
[PubMed ID: 17704732]
Conhaim RL Burt Olson E Jr Vidruk EH Watson KE Heisey DM Leverson GE Harms BA . Acute hypoxia does not alter inter-alveolar perfusion distribution in unanesthetized rats. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2008 Feb 29;160(3):277-83
[PubMed ID: 18088569]
Conhaim RL Watson KE Spiegel CA Dovi WF Harms BA . Bacteremic sepsis disturbs alveolar perfusion distribution in the lungs of rats. Crit Care Med. 2008 Feb;36(2):511-7
[PubMed ID: 18091533]
Resop DM Harms BA Heise CP . A multimodality approach to successful ileal pouch desmoid excision with pouch salvage: report of a case. Dis Colon Rectum. 2008 Feb;51(2):244-6
[PubMed ID: 18180998]
Koopmann MC Harms BA Heise CP . Money well spent: a comparison of hospital operating margin for laparoscopic and open colectomies. Surgery. 2007 Oct;142(4):546-53; discussion 553-5
[PubMed ID: 17950347]
Mangino MJ Brounts L Harms B Heise C . Lipoxin biosynthesis in inflammatory bowel disease. Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat. 2006 Mar;79(1-2):84-92
[PubMed ID: 16516812]