William CioffiWelcome to University Surgical Associates, Rhode Island's largest multidisciplinary surgical group. With 48 surgeons, we provide state of the art care to Southern New England and have influenced care of national and international referrals.

Our surgeons are recognized for their experience in highly specialized areas of surgery, across all ages, meeting the needs of fetal patients with congenital anomalies as well as the special needs of geriatric patients and those requiring palliative care.

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

University Surgical Associates offers 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 surgery.

University Surgical Associates encompasses a variety of specialties that include, bariatric, colorectal, general, hepatobiliary, pediatric, surgical oncology, thoracic, transplant surgery and vascular surgery.  

We offer 13 sites conveniently located throughout Rhode Island. For general questions or inquiries please call 401-272-1800.

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


William G. Cioffi, M.D., FACS

President, University Surgical Associates
J. Murray Beardsley Professor, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Chair, Department of Surgery
Surgeon-in-Chief, Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital