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New Vascular Surgeon Joins Central Maine Medical Center Staff

Michael A. Ricci, M.D., a vascular surgeon, has been appointed to the Central Maine Medical Center Medical Staff. He is practicing in association with Central Maine Cardiovascular Surgery in Lewiston.

Prior to joining the greater Lewiston-Auburn medical community, Ricci practiced at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, VT, the major teaching hospital for the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He also provided consultative services at Alice Hyde Hospital in Malone, N.Y., and Canton-Potsdam Hospital in Potsdam, N.Y.

Ricci has extensive experience as a practicing surgeon and surgical educator. In Vermont, he started the first vascular lab in the State and initiated the endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms in that region. At the College of Medicine, Ricci taught medical students, residents, and nurses, most recently serving as the inaugural Director of the Clinical Simulation Laboratory, having also received a $1.7 million grant to support that entity. He previously served as a Vice Chair and Director of Surgical Research for the Department of Surgery. He is a co-author of more than 100 scientific articles on vascular surgery, telemedicine, simulation, and operating room safety.

Dr. Ricci also serves with the Vermont Air National Guard where he is the Commander of the 158th Medical Group, holding the rank of Colonel. He has served as a flight surgeon and a vascular surgeon in both the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr. Ricci will continue his service from Maine and recently led the Vermont National Guard on a humanitarian mission to Senegal.

A graduate of Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., Ricci earned his medical degree at the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, N.Y. He served an internship in general surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital and Health Center in Syracuse, N.Y., and completed a general surgery residency at Robert Packer Hospital/Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, Penn. He completed a vascular surgery fellowship at McGill University in Montreal.

Ricci is certified by the American Board of Surgery, with added qualifications in critical care and vascular surgery. He is also certified as an Advanced Trauma Life Support instructor.

He lives in Poland with his wife, Angela, and their son, Justin.

He practices in association with vascular surgeons Allan M. Ingraham, M.D., April E. Nedeau, M.D., Pamela R. Rietschel, M.D., nurse practitioner Patricia Hutchins, and physician assistant Kevin T. Quiqley at the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute, 60 High Street in Lewiston. The office can be reached at 795-8260.