ABOUT UNIVERSITY SURGICAL ASSOCIATES

Dr. William Cioffi, MD and President of University Surgical Associates explains why our practice is so unique.



Welcome to University Surgical Associates

University Surgical Associates is Rhode Island’s largest multidisciplinary surgical group and a foundation member of Brown Physicians, Inc.


With over 50 surgeons, we provide state of the art care to Southern New England and have influenced the care of national and international referrals. Our surgeons are recognized for their experience in highly specialized areas of surgery through all stages of life from meeting the needs of fetal patients with congenital anomalies to the special needs of geriatric patients.


All surgeons are on the teaching staff of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and are Board Certified or Board Eligible by the American Board of Surgery. 


University Surgical Associates offers a broad range of highly specialized consultative, diagnostic and therapeutic services to both outpatient and inpatients for all surgical disorders from pediatric surgery through adult specialized services. We offer the latest cutting-edge surgical techniques including minimally invasive and robotic surgery. Our surgeons participate in innovative research and all aspects of clinical trials.


University Surgical Associates encompasses 15 surgical specialties: bariatric, breast, burn care, colorectal, endocrine,fetal/maternal, general, hepatobiliarypediatric, surgical nutrition, surgical oncology, thoracic, transplant surgery, trauma and vascular surgery.  


We have 13 office locations conveniently located throughout Rhode Island and our surgeons operate at 8 hospitals across Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts.

For general questions or to schedule an appointment please call 401-272-1800. 

Thank you for choosing University Surgical Associates for your surgical needs.



All surgeons of University Surgical Associates are on the teaching staff of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.