Robert Ballard, MD

About Dr. Ballard

Dr. Ballard joined the team at Fox Valley Surgical Associates in 2001. He’s proud to be part of a staff that provides the entire spectrum of up-to-date treatment options for patients with vascular disease. Dr. Ballard’s medical philosophy is clear: “I believe the patient, the family and their physician should all be active participants in treatment decisions we’re in this together.”

After graduating from Michigan State University, Dr. Ballard completed his residency at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed separate fellowships in vascular surgery at Louisiana State University in New Orleans and trauma/critical care at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.

Dr. Ballard brings extensive knowledge, research and teaching experience to the area. He has taught “Ultrasound for the General Surgeon” at various workshops across the nation. Additionally, he has led numerous presentations including “Damage Control in Vascular Trauma: A New Use for Intravascular Shunts,” at the Western Trauma Association’s 28th Annual Meeting in Alberta, Canada.

Dr. Ballard has written several research articles featured in such medical publications as The American Surgeon, and The Journal of Trauma and The Annals of Surgery.

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  • Education

  • Bachelor of Science -Biology- Michigan Technological University 1981 - 1985
  • Master of Science -Microbiology- Michigan Technological University 1985 - 1987
  • Doctor of Medicine- Michigan State University 1987 - 1991
  • License/Certification

  • Board Certified, General Surgery July, 1996
  • Board Certified, Surgical Critical Care October, 1998
  • Board Certified, Vascular Surgery May, 2000
  • State of Wisconsin, Unrestricted license July, 1999 to present
  • State of Arizona, Unrestricted license July, 1999
  • State of Louisiana, Unrestricted license) July, 1997
  • State of Georgia, Unrestricted license July, 1996
  • Committee on Trauma, American College of Surgeons, Instructor for Advance Trauma Life Support July, 1997 to 2000
  • Fundamental Critical Care Support, Society for Critical Care Medicine, Provider Sept, 1997 to 2000
  • Graduate Training

  • Internship-Temple University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery 1991 - 1992
  • Residency-Temple University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery 1992 - 1996
  • Residency-Surgical Critical Care- Emory University School of Medicine Grady Memorial Hospital 1997 - 1998
  • Fellowship-J.D. Martin Trauma
  • Emory University School of Medicine, Grady Memorial Hospital 1996 - 1997
  • Fellowship-Vascular Surgery-Louisiana State University 1998 - 1999
  • Awards and Honors

  • Graduate with Honors, Michigan Technological University, June, 1985
  • NIH Biomedical Student Research Program, Grant Recipient, 1987
  • Best Resident Physician, Surgery. Veterans Administration Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1994-95
  • H. Taylor Caswell M.D. Award: Outstanding Chief Resident who has contributed most to the surgical education of fellow residents. Temple
  • University Hospital, Department of Surgery. June, 1996
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