University Surgical Associates is Pleased to Announce New Endocrine Specialist Travis M. Cotton, M.D. 

Providence, RI (September 9, 2015) –  Dr. Travis M. Cotton will join Drs. Jack Monchik and Peter Mazzaglia as an Endocrine Surgery Specialist within the Department of Surgery.  Dr. Cotton is an endocrine and general surgeon who specializes in the surgical management of both benign and malignant disease of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and endocrine pancreas.

“We are very happy to welcome a surgeon of Travis’s caliber to University Surgical Associates.  He had opportunities to join practices throughout the country and he chose us.  I believe that says a lot about him, as well as University Surgical Associates, as we continue to bring top surgeons to Rhode Island,” said Dr. William Cioffi, President, University Surgical Associates.

“We are pleased to have Dr. Cotton join University Surgical Associates as a specialist in Endocrine Surgery.  We are confident that he will continue and add to the tradition of excellence in endocrine surgery at University Surgical Associates,” added Dr. Jack M. Monchik, Chief Endocrine Surgery, Rhode Island Hospital.

Originally from Texas, Dr. Cotton graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University in 2005.  He went on to receive his medical degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio School of Medicine with Alpha Omega Alpha honors.  He then completed his internship and residency in general surgery at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC.  He subsequently became the Norman W. Thompson Fellow of Endocrine Surgery at the University of Michigan where he completed his endocrine surgery training.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to join a group with such a longstanding legacy of endocrine surgery,” said Dr. Cotton, who added, “I am looking forward to taking excellent care of patients with endocrine disease here in Rhode Island while also helping train the physicians of tomorrow at the Warren Alpert Medical School.”

Dr. Cotton and his wife, Dr. Jacquelyn Cotton, an internist with University Medicine, reside on the East Side of Providence with their two children.  Dr. Cotton will be seeing patients at 2 Dudley Street, Suite 470, Providence, RI.  Phone (401) 228-0568.

About University Surgical Associates

University Surgical Associates is Rhode Island’s largest multidisciplinary surgical group.  All 55 surgeons are on the teaching staff of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.  University Surgical Associates offers consultative, diagnostic and therapeutic services to both outpatient and inpatients for all surgical disorders from pediatric surgery through adult specialized services.  University Surgical Associates encompasses a variety of specialties that include, bariatric, endocrine, colorectal, general, hepatobiliary, pediatric, surgical oncology, thoracic, transplant surgery and vascular surgery.

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