Scholar Profile: Carl Anthony Bruce


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Dr. Carl Anthony Bruce

FMS - Medicine Faculty of Medical Sciences Consultant Neurosurgeon, Associate Lecturer Active (876) 927-1660-9 Check out my Website!
Biography/Responsibilities/Duties:

Dr. Carl A. R. Bruce is a Consultant Neurosurgeon, Medical Committee Chairman and the Medical Chief of Staff at the University Hospital of the West Indies St Andrew, Jamaica. He is a Lecturer in Neurosurgery at the University of the West Indies specializing in the practice of minimally invasive & complex spine surgery, cerebrovascular and skull base surgery. He has been practicing in Jamaica since 2003. Over his career, he has introduced and performed many first time procedures in the Caribbean region.

Dr. Bruce’s academic achievement includes graduating with distinction from Manhester High school. He is Manchester High School’s Hall of fame Inductee 2013. He was awarded the Jamaica FM foundation scholarship and did his MBBS, University of the West Indies (1993) graduating with honours in Obsterics and Gynaecology and the Chin Yee Surgery prize. He was successful in the surgery examinations and was awarded the prestigious fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Fellowship (FRCSEd -1998). Since 2019 Mr. Bruce has pursued the Managing Health Care Delivery Course Harvard Business school.

He has been involved in four successful FDA clinical research 510K trials with three of the products now marketed worldwide. He was featured in the Principal’s Research for development publication of the University of the West Indies 2011. He was also commended by the deputy principal of the Mona Campus UWI for excellence in teaching 2012-2013.

He is an International Member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeon and a founding member of the Caribbean Neurological Association, where he is currently the Co-Chairman and Scientific Chairman. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a fellow of the Caribbean College of Surgeons a member of the Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) and the Association of Surgeons in Jamaica. He is currently a member of the World Federation of Neurosurgeons Spine Committee.

His current work at UHWI include successful Grant proposals for the development of an Infection control and prevention department, Development of hospital policies, protocols and guidelines, development of a strategic plan for the UHWI, energy audit and retrofitting of the UHWI into a more efficient entity. His current projects include co-chairing the implementation of the UWI Hospital Information Management system (HIMS) and the development of a National Renal transplant program. He is the Executive Chairman of the University Hospital of the West Indies Covid-19 taskforce.

Dr. Bruce is the Cofounder/Director of the UWI Brain Tumour Registry. He chaired the Ministry of Health committee on Resident working and training hours. He also chairs the telemedicine committee of the MOH and is a member of the committee developing a ten-year strategic plan for the Ministry of Health. He is a board member of the UHWI, Mona Institute of Medical Sciences, Mona Health services of the UWI and a member of the UHWI Strategic Development and Policy Planning Committee. Dr. Bruce was appointed as a Member of the UWI COVID-19 Task Force in March 2020.

Dr. Bruce has been the guest speaker at numerous seminars locally and internationally spanning Europe, Asia, North and South America and the Caribbean. He is the recipient of the 2016 Governor General Achievement Award for excellence and is the lead track and field team physician for the World championships 2015 and 2017 and Rio Olympic games in 2016. 

Research Interests

  1. General and Paediatric and Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  2. Chiari Malformation
  3. Use of Technology in Health Care Delivery
  4. Using Technology for Intraoperative Teaching
  5. Patients Safety in Neurological Surgery
  6. Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery
  7. Epidemiology of Brain Tumours and Brain Tumour Registry

Research Activity

  1. [Journal Article]

    Experience and benefits of using a pre-drilled screw hole before placing anterior cervical plates in 330 consecutive patients during anterior cervical discectomy and fusion more..

    2017

    Carl Anthony Bruce

    Chin, KR and Pencle, FJR and Coombs, AV and Lendvai, L and Seale, JA and Cumming, VB and Bruce, CA

    COMPLETED

  2. [Journal Article]

    Delays in presentations of stroke patients at the university hospital of the West Indies: Demoras en las presentaciones de pacientes con accidente cerebrovascular en el hospital universitario de West Indies more..

    2009

    Carl Anthony Bruce

    Williams, EW and Cawich, SO and Shah, S and Hendricks, SJ and Edwards, I and Gordon-Strachan, G and Williams-Johnson, J and Bruce, CAR and Singh, P and French, S and others

    COMPLETED

  3. [Journal Article]

    Transfer of head-injured patients in Jamaica: is there a problem? more..

    2005

    Carl Anthony Bruce

    Crandon, IW and Harding, H and McDonald, AH and Bruce, CAR and Fearon-Boothe, D and Rhoden, A and Meeks-Aitken, N

    COMPLETED

  4. [Journal Article]

    Biomechanical Comparison of Same Size Transfacet Screws Versus Pedicle Screws across the L5–S1 Native Disc more..

    2017

    Carl Anthony Bruce

    Chin, KR and Pencle, FJR and Newcomb, AGU and Reis, MT and Reyes, PM and Malhotra, D and Yu, WD and Bruce, CA and Crawford, NR

    COMPLETED

  5. [Journal Article]

    Examination of the management of traumatic brain injury in the developing and developed world: focus on resource utilization, protocols, and practices that alter outcome more..

    2008

    Carl Anthony Bruce

    Harris, Odette A and Bruce, Carl A and Reid, Marvin and Cheeks, Randolph and Easley, Kirk and Surles, Monique C and Pan, Yi and Rhoden-Salmon, Donnahae and Webster, Dwight and Crandon, Ivor

    COMPLETED

  6. [Journal Article]

    Neuroendoscopy in Jamaica more..

    2005

    Carl Anthony Bruce

    Crandon, IW and Ramcharan, R and Harding, H and Bruce, CAR and Donaldson, G

    COMPLETED

  7. [Journal Article]

    Profile of a malignant brain tumour in Jamaica: An eight-year review, 2005 to 2012 more..

    2015

    Carl Anthony Bruce

    Johnson, P and Jaggon, JR and Campbell, J and Bruce, C and Ferron-Boothe, D and James, K and Crandon, I and Eldemire-Shearer, D

    COMPLETED

  8. [Journal Article]

    Spinal injuries at the University Hospital of the West Indies. more..

    2000

    Carl Anthony Bruce

    Bruce, CA and Donaldson, G and Palmer, W and Crandon, Ivor W

    COMPLETED

  9. [Journal Article]

    The establishment of an intracranial tumour registry at the University Hospital of the West Indies more..

    2012

    Carl Anthony Bruce

    Campbell, J and Jaggon, JR and Johnson, P and Bruce, C and Eldemire-Shearer, D

    COMPLETED

  10. [Journal Article]

    Infections in neurosurgical patients admitted to the intensive care unit at the University Hospital of the West Indies. more..

    2004

    Carl Anthony Bruce

    O'Shea, M and Crandon, I and Harding, H and Donaldson, G and Bruce, C and Ehikhametalor, K

    COMPLETED

  11. [Journal Article]

    Guidelines for Intensive Care Unit Admission, Discharge and Triage. more..

    2019

    Carl Anthony Bruce

    Ehikhametalor, K and Fisher, LA and Bruce, C and Aquart, A and Minott, J and Hanna, C and Fletcher, K and Wilson-Williams, C and Morris, L and Campbell, M and others

    COMPLETED

  12. [Journal Article]

    Civilian cranial gunshot wounds: a Jamaican experience. more..

    2004

    Carl Anthony Bruce

    Crandon, Ivor W and Bruce, CA and Harding, Hyacinth E

    COMPLETED

  13. [Conference/Workshop/Seminar Presentation]

    Recent Outcome of Peripheral Nerve Grafting at a Single Institution more..

    2001

    Carl Anthony Bruce

    Bruce, Carl

    COMPLETED

  14. [Conference/Workshop/Seminar Presentation]

    Outcome of Evacuated Acute Traumatic Intracranial Masses more..

    2000

    Carl Anthony Bruce

    Bruce, Carl

    COMPLETED

  15. [Book Chapter]

    Medical Perspective more..

    2019

    Carl Anthony Bruce

    Bruce, Carl

    COMPLETED

Public Service

  1. [Public or Community Service]

    Member, UWI COVID-19 Task Force (February 2020-present) more..

    March 2020

    Contribution of > Public or Community Service

    COMPLETED

  2. [Public or Community Service]

    Chair, Medical and Antidoping Commission of Track and Field Jamaica more..

    No date provided

    Contribution of > Public or Community Service

    COMPLETED

  3. [Public or Community Service]

    Executive Member, Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association more..

    No date provided

    Contribution of > Public or Community Service

    COMPLETED

  4. [Public or Community Service]

    Chair, Ministry of Health Telemedicine Committee more..

    No date provided

    Contribution of > Public or Community Service

    COMPLETED

  5. [Public or Community Service]

    1Chaired and presented taskforce on options to improve the delivery and availability of medical services in the health sector more..

    No date provided

    Contribution of > Public or Community Service

    COMPLETED

Education and Training

  1. [Education and Training]

    Fellow, General Neurosurgery more..

    Contribution of > Education and Training

    COMPLETED

  2. [Education and Training]

    Fellow, Caribbean College of Surgeons more..

    Contribution of > Education and Training

    COMPLETED

  3. [Education and Training]

    MBBS, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery more..

    Contribution of > Education and Training

    COMPLETED

  4. [Education and Training]

    Fellow, American College of Surgeons more..

    Contribution of > Education and Training

    COMPLETED

  5. [Education and Training]

    Fellow, Paediatric Neurosurgery more..

    Contribution of > Education and Training

    COMPLETED

  6. [Education and Training]

    FRCSEd, Fellowship, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh more..

    Contribution of > Education and Training

    COMPLETED

  7. [Education and Training]

    Fellow, Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Neurosurgery more..

    Contribution of > Education and Training

    COMPLETED

  8. [Education and Training]

    D.M.,Doctor of Medicine more..

    Contribution of > Education and Training

    COMPLETED

Memberships

  1. [Membership]

    General Medical Council (UK) more..

    Contribution of > Membership

    COMPLETED

  2. [Membership]

    Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Scotland) more..

    Contribution of > Membership

    COMPLETED

  3. [Membership]

    Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) more..

    Contribution of > Membership

    COMPLETED

  4. [Membership]

    Jamaica Medical Doctors Association more..

    Contribution of > Membership

    COMPLETED

  5. [Membership]

    Medical Council of Jamaica more..

    Contribution of > Membership

    COMPLETED

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