Paul A. Ruggieri, MD
Paul A. Ruggieri, MD, is a practicing board-certified general/laparoscopic surgeon who has been operating for over twenty years. Dr. Ruggieri performed his surgical training at the world-renowned Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Hospital, in St. Louis. He then spent three years as an active duty general surgeon in the U.S. Army. Currently, he is former chief of the department of surgery at a large community hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts, the very hospital he helped build as an ironworker before attending medical school nearly thirty years ago. Dr. Ruggieri has written several books for patients, including The Cost of Cutting and The Surgery Handbook. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and three stepsons. Visit his website at www.paulruggieri.com.
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