General and Paediatric and Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery, Chiari Malformation, Use of Technology in Health Care Delivery, Using Technology for Intraoperative Teaching, Patients Safety in Neurological Surgery, Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery, Epidemiology of Brain Tumours and Brain Tumour Registry
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.