Dr. R. Douglas Bruce joined the Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center team in 2005, stepping into the important role of Medical Director for the Health Center’s South Central Rehabilitation Center (SCRC). Throughout his time at the Health Center, Dr. Bruce has consistently provided the highest level of care to our patients and outstanding oversight to his team. He has also stepped up and helped out in other areas whenever needed, always putting the needs of our patients first. It is this commitment and extraordinary level of care that led to Dr. Bruce’s current role as Interim Director of Adult Medicine.

Dr. Bruce brings a wealth of experience to his current role including extensive knowledge of infectious disease and addiction medicine. His prior and current experience includes:

  • 2011-present: HIV Specialist, Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program, Beth Israel Medical Center/Continuum Health Partners
  • 2010-present: Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Yale University School of Public Health
  • 2010-present: Lead Harm Reduction Consultant, Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation
  • 2009-present: Medical Director, Multicultural Ambulatory Addiction Services, Chemical Abuse Services Agency, Inc.
  • 2008-present: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Yale AIDS Program, Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine
  • 2003-2008: Clinical Instructor, Yale AIDS Program, Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine
  • 2003-2008: Project Director, Project BEST (Buprenorphine Entry into Substance Abuse Treatment), Yale University School of Medicine
  • 2002-2008: Attending Physician, HIV in Prison Program, Yale AIDS Program
  • 2001-2003: Attending Physician, AIDS Program and Section of Infectious Diseases, Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • 1998-2000: Resident, Internal Medicine, Parkland Memorial Hospital

In addition to his work experiences, Dr. Bruce is also a prolific lecturer, author and researcher.  Dr. Bruce has led or participated in over 150 lectures with a focus on topics related to HIV and addiction. He has also published dozens of articles, studies, books, chapters and abstracts and conducted numerous research studies.

Dr. Bruce received his undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry from Houston Baptist University and received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. He also has an MA in Philosophical Theology from Yale University Divinity School and an MSc in Chronic Disease Epidemiology from Yale School of Public Health.

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