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Bruce Schirmer, MD

Bruce D Schirmer, MD

Practice Area: Cancer, Digestive Health Department: Surgery Division: General Surgery Title: Professor of Surgery ABMS Certification: Surgery, 1986

Contact Information

Primary Location:
UVA Surgical Care
Fourth Floor 1300 Jefferson Park Ave. Charlottesville, VA 22903 Phone: 434.924.2104 | Fax: 434.243.9433


I have been on faculty at the University of Virginia since 1985 and currently serve as a Stephen H. Watts professor of surgery, the vice-chair of the Department of Surgery and the Residency Training Program Director of Surgery. Previously, I was the director of the American Board of Surgery, interested in seeing patients with all types of gastrointestinal problems, candidates for obesity surgery, and candidates for laparoscopic abdominal surgery. In addition, I was the past president of: the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), the American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA), the Society of Clinical Surgery, the Fellowship Council and the SAGES Foundation. I was also the vice president of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. Currently, I am the president of the AHPBA Foundation and governor to the American College of Surgeons, as well as, an editorial board member of six surgical journals and co-director of Surgery Nutrition Support Service.

I have been married to my wonderful wife Geri since 1975. My children Kate Lynn (1981) and Liza (1984) are the best things to which I have contributed, and I am enjoying my first grandson Jack (2014).


2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Best Doctors in America® List