The thoughts and writings of a surgeon

Confessions of a Surgeon

The good, the bad and the complicated... life behind the O.R. doors.

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Dr. Paul Ruggieri

Dr Paul Ruggieri is a practicing general surgeon, writer, husband, stepfather, and lover of single malt whiskey. His practice specializes in general, advanced minimally invasive, and thyroid surgery. Throughout his active twenty year career, Dr. Ruggieri has held department of surgery chairman positions at several community hospitals. He has also been a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School. He is board certified in his specialty and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

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April 14, 2014

Interview on Out of the Box with Mitch Henck

Dr. Paul Ruggieri talked with Mitch Henck about healthcare and the questions we need to be asking our surgeons.

March 26, 2014

Dr. Paul Ruggieri interviewed on The Bill Meyer Show

Bill Meyer talks with Dr. Paul Ruggieri about “Confessions of a Surgeon”, his take on the Affordable Care Act, and health care rationing.

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Radio Interview on 600 KCOL Morning Show

Radio Interview on Morning Talk with Al Gainey

Radio Interview on Your Health Matters with Dr. Craig M. Wax

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