University Surgical Associates provides all types of general, colorectal, pediatric, thoracic, transplant, trauma and vascular and surgical critical care to patients in South-Eastern New England. It is unique in this geographic area, in that most of its members have subspecialty or fellowship training in specific areas of general surgery. State of the art care is provided by surgeons who are nationally and internationally recognized for their expertise in selected areas of surgery. All surgical members of University Surgical Associates are on the teaching staff of Brown Medical School and are Board Certified or Eligible by the American Board of Surgery. Although every member of University Surgical Associates has various responsibilities with regard to patient care, teaching, research, and administration, the primary responsibility for all members is patient care. All rights of patients will be adhered to with the utmost respect without regard to age, race, creed, gender or sexual preference.