June 15, 2017

Renowned Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon Richard P. Cambria, MD, Joins Steward Health Care

BOSTON, MA – Steward Health Care and Steward Medical Group (SMG) are pleased to announce that internationally renowned vascular surgeon Richard P. Cambria, MD, has joined Steward Health Care and SMG as System Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.

Dr. Cambria, who joined MGH in 1986, served as the Chief of the Division of Vascular/Endovascular Surgery there since 2002 and is a Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. An expert in the treatment of complex aneurysm disease, his clinical, professional and academic interests lie in the areas of diseases of the aorta and its branches. Dr. Cambria is credited with having the largest aneurysm and carotid artery surgical practice in Massachusetts. Under his leadership, his team at MGH is also credited with performing more stent graft repairs of both abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms than any other institution in the Northeast region.

“Dr. Cambria is an icon in his field. His experience and expertise will continue to help us take our already outstanding vascular and endovascular program at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center to the next level,” said Michael Callum, MD, Executive Vice President of Steward Medical Group.

A native of New Jersey, Dr. Cambria earned his medical degree at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and was awarded the Allen O. Whipple Award for Outstanding Performance in Surgery. He completed his residency and fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was also named the inaugural Robert R. Linton Research Fellow in Vascular Surgery. Following a brief tenure at Yale Medical School, Dr. Cambria returned to MGH as an Associate Professor of Surgery and was promoted to Professor of Surgery in 2001. The following year he was elevated to Chief of the reformed Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. He has also completed advanced training in endovascular catheter-based therapies at the Cleveland Clinic. Since 2012 he has been the Robert R. Linton Professor of Vascular and Endovascular surgery at the Harvard Medical School.

An accomplished author and researcher, Dr. Cambria is a former Editor of The Journal of Vascular Surgery and has more than 275 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters to his credit. He is a Past President of both the New England Society for Vascular Surgery and the Society for Vascular Surgery.

Dr. Cambria’s office is in the SMG Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Department at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, 736 Cambridge St., Cardinal Cushing Pavilion 8 in Brighton. His office may be reached by calling 617-789-2612.

“This is a unique opportunity for me to bring my expertise to residents of the Greater Boston region, helping them achieve the best care possible and their highest quality of life when in need of treatment for vascular disease,” Dr. Cambria said.

About St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is a major academic medical center affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine.  Areas of medical excellence include vascular and endovascular surgery, cardiology, neurosciences including neurosurgery, general and robotic surgery, bariatric surgery, women’s health, high-risk obstetrics, bone and joint health, hematology/oncology, pulmonary medicine and emergency medicine.  St. Elizabeth’s is a member of Steward Health Care.  Visit St. Elizabeth’s online at

About Steward Health Care

Steward Health Care is a fully integrated national health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of care in the communities where our patients live. Steward owns and operates 18 community hospitals across four states, serves over 800 communities, and has more than 23,000 employees. The Steward network includes more than 25 urgent care centers, 42 preferred skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health offerings, and more than 3,700 beds under management.

The innovative, community-based Steward Health Care Network includes several thousand physicians who care for approximately 2 million patients annually. Steward Medical Group, the company’s employed physician group, provides more than 1 million patient encounters per year and manages Steward Home Care and Hospice with 300,000 and 35,000 patient encounters respectively. Steward’s unique health care service delivery model leverages technology and care coordination to keep patients healthier and in the community. Steward is recognized as one of the nation’s leading accountable care organizations. Steward hospitals have received the country’s top awards for quality and safety.

The Steward Hospital Group is comprised of: Sebastian River Medical Center (Sebastian, FL), Wuesthoff Medical Center (Melbourne, FL), Wuesthoff Medical Center (Rockledge, FL), Carney Hospital (Dorchester, MA), Good Samaritan Medical Center (Brockton, MA), Holy Family Hospital (Haverhill, MA and Methuen, MA), Morton Hospital (Taunton, MA), Nashoba Valley Medical Center (Ayer, MA), New England Sinai Hospital (Stoughton, MA), Norwood Hospital (Norwood, MA), Saint Anne’s Hospital (Fall River, MA), St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center (Brighton, MA), Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital (Warren, OH), Northside Medical Center (Youngstown, OH), Trumbull Memorial Hospital (Warren, OH), Easton Hospital (Easton, PA) and Sharon Regional Health System (Sharon, PA).  


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