Bruce A. Harms

  • Surgery (General)
  • Surgical Oncology
Bruce A. Harms, MD, MBA, FACS


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.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation
  • Department of Surgery, Colorectal Surgery

Practice locations

  • Digestive Health Center - Colorectal Surgery Clinic
    • 750 University Row / Madison, WI
    • (608) 242-2800
    • Closed now
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  • Digestive Health Center - Interdisciplinary Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic
    • 750 University Row / Madison, WI
    • (608) 890-5000
    • Closed now
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Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Surgery
Medical School
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, England
  • University of California-Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA

Senior Registrar, Surgery, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester, England, 1983-1984

  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI


Additional conditions and treatments
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Sphincter Reconstruction
  • Banding of Hemorrhoids
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Colon and Rectal Cancer
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery - Specialists
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Hand Assisted Laparoscopy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy for Hemorrhoids
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileal Pouch Reconstruction
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Open Colon Surgery
  • Open Rectal Surgery
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Stapled Hemorrhoid Surgery
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Total Proctocolectomy and Ileal Pouch
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Research and publications

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