Boris O. Bergus, a doctor at Americas Vein Centers, which has an office on South Country Trail, agreed to pay $10,000 and to have his practice restricted after the state discovered Bergus had falsified his resume, citing more medical training then he actually had.
In particular, the consent order singled out a variety of claims made by Bergus with regard to specialty training. Bergus said on his curriculum vitae that he participated in a program at Boston Children’s Hospital from July 1991 to June 1993. He was only there for one year. In addition, his CV said he did a general surgery residency at Brown University from 1989 to 1992, but according to officials at Brown, Bergus never completed that residency, leaving after the second year in 1991.
On an application to Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island in 2011, Bergus said he was a board certified phlebologist in 1997. It turned out the ABP did not board certify phlebologists until 2007.
On another CV, Bergus stated he served a fellowship in pediatric cardiovascular surgery at Boston Children’s, which he did not do.Bergus’ Americas Vein Centers has four offices in total. In addition to the East Greenwich office, there’s one in Lincoln and two in Massachusetts.