Meet the Team
Richard P. CambriaVascular & Endovascular Surgery
Richard P. Cambria, MD, is the Steward Health Care System chief of Vascular Surgery. Dr. Cambria comes to Steward from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) where he has served as division chief of Vascular/Endovascular Surgery, and as the Linton Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. A nationally and internationally renowned expert in the surgical treatment of complex aortic aneurysm disease, 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.
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 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.
An accomplished author and researcher, Dr. Cambria has been a member of the editorial board and assistant 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 of Vascular Surgeons and the National Society for Vascular Surgery.
Scott G. PrushikVascular & Endovascular Surgery
Scott Prushik, MD, a vascular and endovascular surgeon, is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and completed a fellowship in vascular surgery at the UMASS Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Prushik has a special clinical interest in endovascular surgery, peripheral bypass surgery, dialysis access, upper and lower extremity bypass, carotid surgery and abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery.
Frank B. Pomposelli, Jr.Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, Surgical Services
Frank Pomposelli, Jr., MD, is chairman of the Department of Surgery at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, director of surgery for the Steward Health Care Network and professor of surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. Prior to joining St. Elizabeth’s in 2011, Pomposelli was a member of the faculty at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) where he ultimately became chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, director of their vascular surgery residency program and rose to the rank of professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.
He received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in 1979. Pomposelli trained in general surgery at BIDMC from 1979 through 1986, and then completed his vascular training at New York University Medical Center in 1987. He started the endovascular aneurysm program at BIDMC in 2001, and in 2004 he obtained additional advanced endovascular training during a sabbatical at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Pomposelli has many years of experience in the treatment of all aspects of vascular disease, including complex aortic, carotid artery and lower extremity bypass surgeries, and in endovascular interventions such as carotid stenting, endovascular aneurysm repair, and lower extremity arterial interventions. He is perhaps best known for his clinical work and research in arterial insufficiency of the lower extremities in patients with diabetes mellitus. He has performed over 2,500 lower extremity bypasses and 1,000 lower extremity endovascular interventions. In addition, Pomposelli has written and lectured extensively about the clinical approach to diabetic foot disease and helped expand the use of distal arterial bypass in diabetic patients with foot ischemia.