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Dr Bruce Ramshaw, MD, FACS | Knoxville, Tennessee

  • Professor and Chair - Department of Surgery | The University of Tennessee Medical Centre 

Dr Bruce Ramshaw received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Florida and completed a General Surgery residency at Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia in 1994.  After eight years in private practice, he moved to be a part of the Emory Endosurgery Unit at Emory University for three years, and then served as Chief of General Surgery and in a tenured professorship at the University of Missouri for five years.

At Missouri, Bruce redesigned the General Surgery division to implement patient-centered care teams, and saw the potential of a new model for healthcare. In July 2012, he moved with the hernia program he had developed at Missouri to Daytona Beach, Florida, and helped start a General Surgery residency program at Halifax Health. During that time, the hernia program was re-named Advanced Hernia Solutions, and Bruce founded a healthcare data analytics company - Surgical Momentum - to help mature a new model for healthcare based on measuring and improving value for the patient.

Bruce has served as the President of the Americas Hernia Society from 2013-2014. In October 2015, he became the Chair of Surgery at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he will continue the effort to transition our healthcare system from one based on volume to one based on value for the patient.


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