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


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

Research and publications

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