Born in the Philippines on Clark Air Force Base, Benjamin Szpila grew up in a military family. By 2002, he had made his way to Conway, Arkansas where he obtained a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Central Arkansas, graduating with honors in 2006. He eventually went on to Little Rock to receive his Medical Degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2010. His studies would soon bring him southeast to Florida, where he attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, completing his General Surgery Residency in 2018. During his Residency, he finished a T32 Fellowship while doing research involving the human response to both sepsis and trauma. Following his passion, he went on to Fellowship in Vascular Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis, graduating in 2020. His family’s love of the warm weather and pristine beaches brought him to St Petersburg where he joins the Bay Surgical Specialists’ team in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.
He is currently a member of the American College of Surgeons and holds privileges at St. Anthony’s, Bayfront, Northside, St. Petersburg General, and Palms of Pasadena Hospitals. Dr. Szpila is committed to providing high-quality, evidence-based, and individualized care to every patient. He is trained in both open and endovascular surgery. Clinically, Dr. Szpila is passionate about the management of limb salvage, aortic aneurysmal disease, carotid disease, and dialysis access.