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Our Board-certified surgeons here at The Vascular Experts Rhode Island have a passion for providing patients with comprehensive vascular care and have decades of experience helping others improve their vascular health. They have trained in the latest endovascular procedures at well-known, accredited academic centers. With their never-ending medical education and continuous training, our patients are always provided with the highest level of care. Get in contact with us today so we can start to help you!

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Bruce J. Swearingen, JR., MD

Bruce Swearingen, MD is a surgeon in both general and vascular surgery, specializing in vascular and endovascular techniques for the treatment of arterial and venous diseases. After completing his training, Dr. Swearingen joined The Vascular Experts and dedicated his time to taking care of patients with vascular diseases using medical and minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Swearingen has particular interest in using minimally invasive procedures and methods of treating varicose vein disease. Prior to returning to clinical practice, Dr. Swearingen spent time researching a Department of Defense funded grant doing microvascular transplantation for the Wounded Warrior Project. He has published many peer-review articles and has written book chapters. In addition to his commitment to his work life, Dr. Swearingen is an avid soccer player, and enjoys outdoor sports like skiing, sailing, and scuba. He is a published poet and plays alto saxophone. Education Medical Education – Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico Residency – St Vincent Catholic Medical Center, New York, NY Fellowships C.M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery, Hand and Microsurgery, Louisville, KY Maimonides Medical Center, Vascular Surgery, Brooklyn, NY Memberships American College of Surgeons American Society of Plastic Surgeons American Society of Reconstructive Transplantation American Society of Transplantation Eastern Vascular Society Plastic Surgery Research Council Society of Vascular Surgery Languages English Spanish

Noah Rosen MD, MBA, RPVI

Noah Rosen MD, MBA, RPVI is a Board-certified Vascular Surgeon and a Boston Magazine/Castle Connolly Top Doctor since 2016. Dr. Rosen specializes in the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD), cerebral vascular disease, aortic aneurysms, hemodialysis access and varicose veins.  He has more than 15 years of experience in complex wound care and has worked in and led multiple wound care centers in the Boston Area, including at Tufts Medical Center where he held an appointment of Assistant Professor of Surgery at Tufts University Medical School.  Dr. Rosen is committed to the prevention of limb loss due to leg wounds and practices the most up-to-date endovascular and open vascular surgical procedures. Dr. Rosen is also an inventor and entrepreneur, having earned an executive MBA from Brandeis University in 2022. He is the cofounder and chief medical officer of a startup company featuring an innovative wearable device for patients suffering from venous leg wounds; the company is funded by an award from the NIH SBIR program. Dr. Rosen graduated from MIT with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering; during his time in Cambridge, he was a member of the renowned MIT blackjack team. Education: Undergraduate – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA Medical Education – University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia PA General Surgery Residency – Boston University Medical Center, Boston MA Vascular Surgery Fellowship – New York University Medical Center, New York NY MBA – Brandeis University, Boston MA Memberships: Society for Vascular Surgery Wound Healing Society Association for the Advancement of Wound Care

Bart E. Muhs, MD, PhD, FACS

Bart E. Muhs, MD, PhD, FACS is a Board-certified, internationally respected vascular surgeon who brings a wealth of vascular knowledge and experience to The Vascular Experts. Prior to joining, Dr. Muhs was the Co-Director of Endovascular Surgery and the Clinical Director of Vascular Surgery at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Muhs has an international reputation for quality. He serves on the Editorial Board of Endovascular Today and is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Therapy and the journal Aorta.  Dr. Muhs is a frequent lecturer and proctor around the world having given invited lectures and performing surgery in over fifteen different countries. He has quickly established himself as one of the leading vascular physicians in the area, performing more endovascular aortic repairs than any other regional physician. He has served as the lead investigator on numerous clinical trials, evaluating new devices and techniques for the treatment of vascular problems. Dr. Muhs was the first physician in Connecticut to perform advanced aortic fenestrated repairs and aortic repairs without incisions. His overarching drive has been to deliver less invasive, better quality and more effective care with a relentless drive to avoid open surgery. Dr. Muhs remains on the leading edge of the endovascular revolution in vascular surgery   Hospital Affiliations South County Hospital Westerly Hospital   Education Undergraduate Education – Illinois Wesleyan University: Bachelor of Science Majoring in both Chemistry and Biology; Graduated Magna Cum Laude Medical Education – University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine; Graduated Alpha Omega Alpha Doctoral Education – Utrecht University: Doctoral Dissertation on Endovascular Dynamics of the Aorta and its Side Branches Residency – New York University: General Surgery   Fellowships New York University – Vascular Surgery   Recognitions Fulbright Award Selected by the Society for Vascular Surgery as one of only two American vascular surgeons to receive specialized endovascular training in The Netherlands as the prestigious Marco Polo Fellow   Memberships Society of Vascular Surgery

Harry Ma, MD, PhD

Harry Ma, MD, PhD is a Board-certified general and vascular surgeon. Dr. Ma specializes in the care and surgical management of peripheral artery disease (PAD), cerebral vascular disease, aortic aneurysms, varicose veins and venous insufficiency, as well as hemodialysis access. Previously, Dr. Ma served as the Assistant Professor at the School of Community Medicine at the University of Oklahoma at Tulsa. Additionally, his doctoral work focused on vascular biology which led him to Boston, Mass. to continue his surgical fellowships in burn/critical care at Massachusetts General Hospital, and in vascular and endovascular at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Ma also focuses on limb salvage for patients with significant lower extremity ulcerations. He is committed to utilizing both endovascular, minimally invasive and open surgical techniques to provide the most up-to-date and personalized care to each patient.   Hospital Affiliations Westerly Hospital, Westerly, RI South County Hospital, Wakefield, RI Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, New London, CT Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, CT   Education Undergraduate – Johns Hopkins University Medical Education – Albert Einstein College of Medicine   Fellowships Massachusetts General Hospital – Burn/Critical Care Tufts Medical Center – Vascular and Endovascular Surgery   Teaching Clinical Instructor in Surgery, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Oklahoma and St. John Hospital Tulsa, OK Medical Director of Surgery Clinic, University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, OK   Recognitions The Alfred Angrist Award: Excellence in Pathology Research Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors American Venous Forum BSN-Jobst Research Award   Memberships Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society American College of Surgeons American Venous Forum L+M Medical Staff Society of Vascular Surgery

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