Derek Bruce, MD Neurosurgeon



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

  • MBCHB, 1966
    University of Edinburgh
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Derek Bruce, MD

Ryan M.'s Story

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

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 surfactantmodified silicone surfaces

(2004) Neurosurgery

Difficult questions facing the craniofacial team

(2004) Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North American

Prognostic factors in children and adolescents with lowgrade oligodendrogliomas

(2002) Pediatric Neurosurgery

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

(2004) Child's Nervous System

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

(2004) Journal of Neurosurgery

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