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Dr. Joseph J. Ricotta II MD, MS, DFSVS, FACS

National Medical Director, Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Tenet Healthcare Corporation
Professor of Surgery
Program Director, Vascular Surgery Fellowship
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
Board Certified Vascular Surgery, General Surgery

Dr. Joseph Ricotta Dr. Joseph Ricotta is a nationally and internationally renowned expert in the field of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. He brings years of valuable experience working at the nation’s leading institutions—such as Yale, Johns Hopkins, Mayo Clinic, and The Cleveland Clinic—to his current role as the National Medical Director of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Tenet Healthcare. In addition, Dr. Ricotta is the Chairman of the Department of Vascular Surgery at Delray Medical Center and Professor of Surgery and Program Director of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship, and Site Director of the General Surgery Residency Program at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University.

Prior to joining the Tenet Florida Cardiovascular Care, Dr. Ricotta served as:

  • CEO and Medical Director of the Vascular Institute of Atlanta
  • Associate Professor of Surgery at Georgia Regents University | University of Georgia School of Medicine
  • Chair of the Department of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy at Northside Hospital
  • Medical Director of the Heart and Vascular Institute at Northside Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery at Emory University
  • Director of Clinical Research at Emory University
  • Director of Complex Aortic Surgery at Emory University
  • Associate Program Director of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Emory University
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Dr. Ricotta completed his undergraduate degree at Yale University and received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. He went on to complete the Halsted General Surgery Residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and was a traveling scholar and Specialist Registrar in Vascular Surgery at Oxford University in England. He also completed a Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, followed by an Advanced Endovascular Surgery Fellowship at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Joseph Ricotta

Dr. Ricotta has garnered national and international recognition as an innovative pioneer and thought-leader in vascular surgery. He was the first surgeon in the United States—and is one of a few in the world—to perform endovascular robotic surgery using the Corindus Robot. He is the first surgeon in the United States with FDA IDE approval to create and implant custom modified endografts in high risk patients with complex aortic aneurysms, and was the first to perform peripheral drug coated balloon angioplasty in the state of Georgia. In addition, he is the first surgeon in the southeast United States to successfully perform the VenaSeal™ closure procedure, the newest treatment for varicose veins and venous insufficiency, and the first in South Florida to perform TCAR (Trans Carotid Artery Revascularization), the newest treatment for carotid disease and stroke.

Along with providing the entire spectrum of state-of-the-art vascular and endovascular clinical services, Dr. Ricotta has also authored over 200 publications, been an investigator in over 60 clinical research trials, and delivered over 300 lectures both on the national and international stage.

He serves on the Editorial Board for several professional medical publications and is the Co-Founder and Meeting Chair of the International Aortic Summit. In addition, Dr. Ricotta is the Chair of the Incoming Fellows Program for the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, as well as the Chair of the Membership Committee for the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society. Throughout his esteemed career, he has served on multiple committees for the Society for Vascular Surgery and regularly serves as a consultant for a myriad of industrial corporations.

Dr. Ricotta has received numerous awards and has been repeatedly named a “Top Doctor” by U.S. News and World Report, as well as one of “America’s Top Doctors” by Castle Connolly, who only gives this designation to the top 1% of doctors in the nation. He has also been chosen as a “Top Surgeon” in the United States on multiple occasions, as one of "America's Most Honored Professionals" given to the Top 1% in the United States, and has been named a Distinguished Fellow by the Society for Vascular Surgery.

With his abundant experience and reputation as one of the best vascular surgeons in the nation, Dr. Ricotta is also dedicated to the training and teaching of future physicians and vascular surgeons. Through his positions as Professor of Surgery, Program Director of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship, and Site Director of the General Surgery Residency Program at Florida Atlantic University, he is very active in the training of medical students, physician assistant students, surgical residents, and vascular surgery fellows. He also leads a variety of training workshops on new and innovative endovascular techniques for physicians and vascular surgeons from all over the world.


  • Cutting-Edge Minimally Invasive Endovascular Therapy
  • Endovascular Robotic Surgery
  • Aortic and Peripheral Aneurysms- Endovascular and Surgical Treatment
  • Carotid/Cerebrovascular Disease- Endovascular and Surgical Treatment, including TCAR
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)- Endovascular and Surgical Treatment
  • Venous Disease- Varicose Veins, Spider Veins, DVT (Blood Clots), Port Placement
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Wound Healing
  • Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
  • Renal and Mesenteric Disease- Endovascular and Surgical Treatment
  • Arterial and Venous Thrombolysis, IVC filter placement and Retrieval
  • Dialysis Access Creation and Maintenance (AV Fistula and AV Graft, Dialysis catheters)


  • Undergraduate, Yale University
  • Medical School, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Internship & Residency, General Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Traveling Scholar/Specialist Registrar, General and Vascular Surgery, Oxford University, United Kingdom
  • Fellowship, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic
  • Fellowship, Advanced Endovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic
  • Board Certified, General Surgery
  • Board Certified, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery


  • America's Most Honored Professionals - 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • America’s Top Surgeons - 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020,2021
  • U.S. News and World Report Top Doctor - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020,2021
  • Top Doctor in the United States, Castle Connolly Medical - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Top Surgeons in America, Consumers Research Council of America - 2011-2021
  • Top Doc in Palm Beach County - 2017, 2018, 2019 ,2020, 2021
  • Top Doc in South Florida - 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Boca Raton Magazine Top Doctor - 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Atlanta Magazine Top Doctor - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Marquis’ Who’s Who In America - 2010-2021
  • Distinguished Fellow, Society of Vascular Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Awarded Physician Sponsored Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) by the FDA to Study Surgeon-Modified Fenestrated and Branched Stent-Grafts in High Risk Patients with Complex Aortic Aneurysms - MO(dified)STE(nt)Gra(ft) Trial


  • Associate Editor: Annals of Vascular Surgery
  • Editorial Board: Journal of Surgery, Journal of Surgery; Surgery:Current Research; Endovascular Today; Vascular Medicine; Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
  • Guest Editor: Perspectives In Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy


  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Venous Forum
  • American Medical Association
  • Atlanta Vascular Society
  • Florida Vascular Society
  • Georgia Vascular Society
  • International Aortic Summit: Founder and Chair, Program Committee, Organizing Committee, Scientific Committee
  • International Union of Angiology
  • International Society for Endovascular Specialists
  • International Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Midwestern Vascular Surgery Society
  • Medical Association of Atlanta
  • Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery: Chair, Incoming Fellows Program; Committee on Patient Advocacy
  • Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Southern Association for Vascular Surgery
  • Tenet Florida Heart and Vascular Network
  • Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (Formerly PVSS): Chair, Membership Committee

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Dr. Joseph J Ricotta MD, MS, FACS Performs First Robotic Peripheral Vascular Procedure in the U.S.

Dr. Joseph J Ricotta MD, MS, FACS Performs First TCAR in South Florida

Dr. Joseph J Ricotta MD, MS, FACS Performs First VenaSeal Procedure in Southeast United States


"I was referred to Dr. Ricotta because he was the only doctor in the area who could fix my complex vascular problem with stents instead of surgery. The surgery went smoothly and after a short stay in the hospital I returned home. I never required any pain medication and my recovery was quick. Dr. Ricotta is a brilliant and compassionate doctor."



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