The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville



The Department of Surgery

Bruce Ramshaw, MD, FACS

Professor
Chairman
Division of General Surgery

Clinical Focus

Laparoscopic and Advanced Hernia Procedures

Research Focus

Laparoscopic Procedures

Education

Medical School
University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, 1989

Internship
General Surgery, Georgia Baptist Medical Center, Atlanta, GA, 1990

Residency

General Surgery, Georgia Baptist Medical Center, Atlanta, GA, 1994

Certifications

American Board of Surgery

Honors and Awards

Georgia Baptist Medical Center, Atlanta, GA
SLS Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Surgeon, 1992
Resident of the Year (Georgia Baptist Medical Center), 1994
Paper Presentation Award, ACS Georgia Chapter-4th Place, 1994
Attending Surgeon of the Year, 1997

Consumers Research Council of America
Listed in the Guide to America's Top Surgeons, 2007, 2011, 2013

Commission on Cancer for the ACS
Cancer Liaison Physician, 1996-2007

Other
Patient's Choice Award, 2010
Patient's Choice Award, 2011
Most Compassionate Doctor Award, 2011
Patient's Choice Award, 2012
Most Compassionate Doctor Award, 2012
Patient's Choice Award, 2013
Most Compassionate Doctor Award, 2013

Professional Affiliations

American College of Surgeons, Fellow 1996- present
Americas Hernia Society, Past President 1999- present
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 2002- present
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) 1993- present
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 1992- present
Southeastern Surgical Congress 1992- present

Published Books

Jacob BP, Chen DC, Ramshaw B, Towfigh S (eds): The SAGES manual of groin pain. Switzerland: Springer International, 2015.

Published Book Chapters

Ramshaw B: Value-based clinical quality improvement for chronic pain after inguinal hernia repair. In: The SAGES manual of groin pain. Switzerland: Springer International, Chapter 45, p. 505-514, 2015.

Forman, B and Ramshaw B: Patient care manager perspective on chronic groin pain after hernia. In: The SAGES manual of groin pain. Switzerland: Springer International, Chapter 46, p. 515-522, 2015.

Cunningham, LA and Ramshaw B: Mesh removal for chronic pain: A review of laparoscopic and open techniques. In: The SAGES manual of groin pain. Switzerland: Springer International, Chapter 23, p. 301-317, 2015.

Jacob BP, Chen DC, Ramshaw B, Towfigh S: Introduction to primary and secondary groin pain: What is inguinodynia? In: The SAGES manual of groin pain. Switzerland: Springer International, Chapter 1, p. 3-7, 2015.


Current Publications

Stephan B, Ramshaw B, Forman B.
Value-based Clinical Quality Improvement (CQI) for patients undergoing abdominal wall reconstruction. Surgical Technology International. 2015 May;26:135-42.

Ramshaw BJ.
16(th) Annual Hernia Repair, Las Vegas. Hernia. 2014;18(6):931-3. Epub 2014 Nov 19.

Ramshaw B.
Discussion: Enhanced recovery after surgery pathway for abdominal wall reconstruction: Pilot study and preliminary outcomes. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2014 Oct;134(4 Suppl 2):160S-1S.

Lee S, Solomon J, Ramshaw B, Stines M, Lewis S, Domozych R, Iarrobino A, Caldwell C, Beg S.
Complex adaptive systems approach to continuous quality improvement assessments applied to dermatology, Part I. Practical Dermatology. 2014 Jun;38-39.

Bittner R, Bingener-Casey J, Dietz U, Fabian M, Ferzli GS, Fortelny RH, Kockerling F, Kukleta J, LeBlanc K, Lomanto D, Misra MC, Morales-Conde S, Ramshaw B, Reinpold W, Rim S, Rohr M, Schrittwieser R, Simon T, Smietanski M, Stechemesser B, Timoney M, Chowbey P.
Guidelines for laparoscopic treatment of ventral and incisional abdominal wall hernias (International Endohernia Society [IEHS])-Part II. Surgical Endoscopy. 2014 Feb;28(2):353-79.

Bittner R, Bingener-Casey J, Dietz U, Fabian M, Ferzli G, Fortelny R, Kockerling F, Kukleta J, LeBlanc K, Lomanto D, Misra M, Morales-Conde S, Ramshaw B, Reinpold W, Rim S, Rohr M, Schrittwieser R, Simon T, Smietanski M, Stechemesser B, Timoney M, Chowbey P.
Guidelines for laparoscopic treatment of ventral and incisional abdominal wall hernias (International Endohernia Society [IEHS])-Part III. Surgical Endoscopy. 2014 Feb;28(2):380-404. Epub 2013 Sep 17.

Bittner R, Bingener-Casey J, Dietz U, Fabian M, Ferzli GS, Fortelny RH, Kockerling F, Kukleta J, Leblanc K, Lomanto D, Misra MC, Bansal VK, Morales-Conde S, Ramshaw B, Reinpold W, Rim S, Rohr M, Schrittwieser R, Simon T, Smietanski M, Stechemesser B, Timoney M, Chowbey P.
Guidelines for laparoscopic treatment of ventral and incisional abdominal wall hernias (International Endohernia Society [IEHS])-Part I. Surgical Endoscopy. 2014 Jan;28(1):2-29. Epub 2013 Oct 11.

Grant SA, Deeken CR, Hamilton SR, Grant DA, Ramshaw BJ.
A comparative study of the remodeling and integration of a novel AuNP-tissue scaffold and commercial tissue scaffolds in a porcine model. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A. 2013 Oct;101(10):2778-87. Epub 2013 Feb 21.

Current Presentations

Kleppe KL, Ramshaw B. Can abdominal wall reconstruction be safely performed without drains? Presented at Tennessee Chapter of American College of Surgeons; 2016 Jul 22-24; Memphis, TN.

Ramshaw BJ. Synthetic mesh: How to make educated choices. Presented at Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Summit (Invited Lecture); 2016 Feb 25-27; Vail, CO.

Ramshaw BJ. Laparoscopic TEP repair: How and why. Presented at Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Summit (Invited Lecture); 2016 Feb 25-27; Vail, CO.

Ramshaw BJ. Maximizing your reimbursement through improving value in hernia repair. Presented at Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Summit (Invited Lecture); 2016 Feb 25-27; Vail, CO.

Ramshaw BJ. The hernia has recurred after component separation, now what? Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress Annual Scientific Meeting (Invited Lecture); 2016 Feb 20-23; Atlanta, GA.

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