Derek Bruce, MD Neurosurgeon

Bio

Biography

Derek Bruce, MD, is one of the pioneers of modern pediatric neurosurgery. His specialties include cranial base surgery, craniofacial anomalies, epilepsy, and brain tumors.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Residency Program, 1974
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Residency Program, Neurosurgery, 1969
    Greater Baltimore Medical Center
  • Internship Program, 1967
    Greater Baltimore Medical Ctr.
  • MBCHB, 1966
    University of Edinburgh
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Derek Bruce

Children's National Health System

Ryan M.'s Story

"I assure you, cystic fibrosis may have won the battle, but we are going to win the war."

David

Jackson's Story

"I have become a total advocate for my child, fighting this fight right alongside of him."

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Bacterial adhesion to surfactant modified silicone surfaces

(2004) Neurosurgery

Difficult questions facing the craniofacial team

(2004) Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North American

Hypothalamic ganglioglioma treated by temporal lobectomy Case report and review of the literature

(2004) Journal of Neurosurgery

Management of pilocytic astrocytoma with diffuse leptomeningeal spread two cases and review of the literature

(2004) Child's Nervous System

New Methods for the Evaluation and Treatment of Craniofacial DysostosisAssociated Cerebellar Tonsillar Herniation

(2001) Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Prognostic factors in children and adolescents with low-grade oligodendrogliomas

(2002) Pediatric Neurosurgery

Surgical Technique for the Insertion of Grids and Strips for Invasive Monitoring in Children with Intractable Epilepsy

(2000) Child's Nervous System

The slit ventricle syndrome

(2001) Neurosurgery Clinics of North America

Treatment of acute traumatic brain injury in children with moderate hypothermia improves intracranial hypertension

(2002) Critical Care Medicine

Treatment of acute traumatic brain injury in children with moderate hypothermia improves intracranial hypertension

(2002) Critical Care Medicine

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