Joseph Ricotta, MD, MS, DFSVS, FACS

Joseph Ricotta, MD, MS, DFSVS, FACS

Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Surgery

National Medical Director for Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Surgery, Tenet Healthcare

PHONE: 561-303-0013

 | FAX: 561-499-3199

PHONE: 561-303-0013


Practicing since : 2000
Specialty : Endovascular Surgery, Vascular Surgery
Tenet Hospital Affiliations : Delray Medical Center, St. Mary's Medical Center, Good Samaritan Medical Center, West Boca Medical Center
Language(s) : English, Italian

About The Provider

About The Provider

Joseph J. Ricotta, MD, MS, FACS, DFSVS, is the National Medical Director of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy for Tenet Healthcare, and Professor of Surgery and Program Director of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship at The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Ricotta’s medical office and office-based laboratory are located at the Prime Vascular Institute in Delray Beach and he is on-staff at Delray Medical Center where he operates in a state-of-the-art $7 Million Hybrid Operating Room. Experienced, highly skilled and trained in general surgery from Johns Hopkins, fellowship-trained in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and in Endovascular Surgery by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Dr. Ricotta uses the latest technology and provides vascular and endovascular care that is unsurpassed in South Florida. Dr. Ricotta specializes in minimally invasive endovascular therapy, endovascular robotic surgery, aortic and peripheral aneurysms, carotid/cerebrovascular disease, transcarotid artery revascularization, peripheral arterial disease (PAD)/limb salvage, venous disease, thoracic outlet syndrome, renal/mesenteric disease, dialysis access and pulmonary embolism care.

Dr. Ricotta is board-certified in vascular surgery and general surgery and has pioneered several different treatments for patients with vascular disease. In addition, Dr. Ricotta has 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.

Education & Certifications

Board Certifications

Diplomate, American Board of General Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Vascular Surgery


Medical School
Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD – General Surgery

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD – General Surgery
Oxford University School of Medicine, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom – Specialist Registar in General and Vascular Surgery
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD – General Surgery (Chief Resident)

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN – Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH – Endovascular Surgery
University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy, Perugia, Italy – Mayo Foundation Scholar, Carotid Stenting and Advanced Carotid Artery Interventions

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Regional Medical Director, Tenet Florida Physician Services, Tenet Florida Heart and Vascular Network, Delray Beach, FL 2016 – Present

Professor of Surgery,Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 2016-Present

Medical Director, Heart and Vascular Institute, Northside Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Chair, Department of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Heart and Vascular Institute, Northside Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Associate Professor of Surgery, Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia School of Medicine, Athens, GA

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Director of Clinical Research, Director of Aortic Center, Associate Program Director Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Consultant in Vascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN

Areas of Interest

Areas of Interest

  • Minimally Invasive Endovascular Therapy
  • Endovascular Robotic Surgery
  • Aortic and Peripheral Aneurysms
  • Carotid / Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) / Limb Salvage
  • Venous Disease/Varicose Veins/May-Thurner Syndrome/Venous Insufficiency
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Renal / Mesenteric Disease
  • Dialysis Access
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • TransCarotid Artery Revascularization

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

Professor of Surgery, Florida Atlantic University

Member, Prime Vascular Institute

Member, American College of Surgeons

Member, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society

Member, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery

Member, Southern Association of Vascular Surgery

Member, American Medical Association

Member, American Venous Forum

Founding Member, Georgia Vascular Surgery Society

Member, International Society for Vascular Surgery

Member, International Society for Endovascular Specialists

Member, International Union of Angiology

Member, Midwestern Vascular Surgery Society

Member, Society for Vascular Surgery

Member, Southern Association for Vascular Surgery

Honors & Awards

Honors and Awards

  • Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctor
  • U.S. News & World Report, Top Doc
  • Boca Raton Observer Top Doc
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals
  • Marquis’ Who’s Who in America
  • Who’s Who in American Medicine
  • Atlanta Magazine, Top Doctor
  • Top Surgeon in America, Consumers Research Council of America
  • America’s Best Doctors
  • Distinguished Fellow, Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Editor – Annals of Vascular Surgery

Diseases & Conditions

Diseases & Conditions

  • Aortic and Peripheral Aneurysms
  • Carotid/Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Renal / Mesenteric Disease
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Venous Disease / Insufficiency
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease

Treatments & Procedures

Treatments & Procedures

  • TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR)
  • VenaSeal
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR)

Prime Vascular Institute

16215 South Jog Road
Suite 100
Delray Beach, FL 33446


Location Details

If you believe you may have a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.

Delray Beach Tower Office

5352 Linton Blvd.
Suite 100
Delray Beach, FL 33484


Location Details

Contemporary results of carotid endarterectomy in “normal-risk” patients from the Society of Vascular Surgery Vascular Registry

By: Brothers TE, Ricotta JJ 2nd, Gillespie DL, Geraghty PJ, Kenwood CT, Siami FS, Ricotta JJ, White RA|Date: December 01, 2016|Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery Vol 62 Issue 4 pg 923-928, Oct 2015

Successful endovascular treatment of an iatrogenic ilio-caval fistula in a 16-year-old female with a septal occluder device

By: Tsilimparis N, Ricotta JJ|Date: December 01, 2016|Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery, Aug 2014

Endovascular vs open repair of renal artery aneurysms: outcomes of repair and long-term renal function.

By: Tsilimparis N, Reeves JG, Dayama A, Perez SD, Debus ES, Ricotta JJ|Date: December 01, 2016|Source: Journal of the America College of Surgeons Vol 217 Issue 2. pg 263-269, August 2013

Intravascular ultrasound evaluation of JETSTREAM atherectomy removal of superficial calcium in peripheral arteries

By: Maehara A, Mintz GS, Shimshak TM, Ricotta JJ 2nd, Ramaiah V, Foster MT 3rd, Davis TP, Gray WA|Date: December 01, 2016|Source: EuroIntervention Vol 11 Number 1 pg 96-103, May 2015

Outcomes of endovascular aneurysm repair with contemporary volume-dependent sac embolization in patients at risk for endoleak type II.

By: Piazza M, Squizzato F, Zavatta M, Menegolo M, Ricotta JJ 2nd, Lepidi S, Grego F, Antonello M.|Date: December 01, 2016|Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery Vol 69 Issue 1 pg 32-38, Jan 2016

Dr. Joseph Ricotta Is Featured In Newspaper’s Annual Salute To Physicians Article

By: David DiPino | Date: March 25, 2022 | Source: South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report

Ricardo Arbeleaz Testimonial Featuring Lifesaving Aortic Aneurysm Care By Dr. Joseph Ricotta

By: David DiPino | Date: March 3, 2022 | Source: Prime Vascular Institute, Delray Medical Center

Dr. Joseph Ricotta Discusses Vascular Disease Care on the South Florida Sunday Show

By: Ron Hersey | Date: January 28, 2022 | Source: South Florida Sunday, 97.9 WRMPF

Dr. Ricotta | Jane Lubitz Testimonial
Dr. Ricotta | PAD and Venous Insufficiency
Dr. Ricotta | Janet Check Testimonial
Dr. Ricotta | Q & A Limb Salvage
Dr. Ricotta | Q & A VenaSeal
Dr. Ricotta | Q & A Aortic Aneurysm
Dr. Ricotta | Q&A Peripheral Arterial Disease
Dr. Ricotta | Meet the Doctor
Dr. Ricotta | Outpatient Surgery Center Safety Protocols
Dr. Joseph Ricotta | PAD Awareness