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Bruce  D.  Schirmer,  MD

General Surgery

Contact Information

Address: P.O. Box 800709, Charlottesville, VA, 22908-0709
Phone: 434.924.2104 Fax: 434.243.9433

Training & Certification


General and Thoracic Surgery, Duke University


Gastrointestinal Surgery Research, Duke University

  • Surgery, 1986

Clinical Practice

Conditions Treated:

Appendectomy, Appendicitis, Bariatric Surgery, Colon Cancer, Duodenal Cancer, Gallstones, General Surgery, Groin Hernia, Heartburn, Stomach Cancer, Overweight

Special Expertise:

All surgical diseases of the stomach, intestine, colon, rectum, liver, pancreas, and biliary tree including tumors and cancer, bariatric (obesity) surgery, inguinal and abdominal wall hernias, and laparoscopic abdominal surgery

Research Interest:

Gastrointestinal motility, postoperative ileus, gastrointestinal hormones, applications of minimally invasive surgery



On faculty at University of Virginia since 1985. Currently Stephen H. Watts Professor of Surgery, Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery,  and Residency Training Program Director, Surgery. Interested in seeing patients with all types of gastrointestinal problems, candidates for obesity surgery, and candidates for laparoscopic abdominal surgery. Current Director of the American Board of Surgery. Past President of Society of Gastrointestinal and Endsocopic Surgeons (SAGES), American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA), and Society of Clinical Surgery.  Current President of Fellowship Council, SAGES Foundation. Past officer in Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT).  Editorial board member of six surgical journals. Co-Director, Surgery Nutrition Support Service.

Married to my wonderful wife Geri since 1975. Children Kate Lynn (1981) and Liza (1984) are the best things to which I have contributed.

Named to Best Doctors in America® list, 2014.

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