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Jeffrey N. Bruce, MD, FACS

Edgar M. Housepian Professor of Neurological Surgery

Vice Chairman of Academic Affairs

Director, Bartoli Brain Tumor Research Laboratory

Co-director, Brain Tumor Center



710 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032

Dr. Bruce's Bio

Dr. Jeffrey N. Bruce is a leading authority on complex tumors of the brain and skull base. He leads a multidisciplinary effort as Co-director of the Brain Tumor Center and Director of Skull Base Surgery, specializing in the surgical treatment of gliomas, meningiomas, pituitary tumors, skull base tumors, craniopharyngiomas, and pineal tumors. His surgical expertise includes extensive experience with minimally invasive techniques and stereotactic surgery as well as surgical alternatives such as radiosurgery. This broad expertise allows treatment to be tailored and optimized for individual patients according to their needs.

As Co-director of the Brain Tumor Center, the Bartoli Brain Tumor Laboratory, and the Pituitary Tumor Center, Dr. Bruce leads an NIH-funded translational brain tumor research effort with interests in immunotherapy and drug delivery systems. In addition to his laboratory research interests, he is actively involved in experimental clinical protocols for the treatment of brain tumors.

Dr. Bruce’s special interests include brain tumors, skull base tumors, pituitary tumors, and Gamma Knife radiosurgery.

“Endowed Chair” for Dr. Bruce
“They Walk in the Shoes of Giants and Even Sit in Their Chairs”

Videos Featuring Dr. Bruce
“Brain Tumor Research”
“Advances in Neurosurgery”

Patient Stories
“Anderson and Bruce Beating the Odds With New Cancer Treatment”
“I Trust Dr. Bruce With My Life”
Brain Tumor Vaccine Featured on Hollywood Telecast

Research Laboratory Affiliations
Bartoli Brain Tumor Laboratory
Pituitary Tumor Center

Latest Research News
Brain Cancer: Examples of Columbia Research Into This Aggressive Disease

Meet Dr. Bruce

Certificates & Education

Board Certified
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
Medical School
  • UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, M.D. 1983
Residency Training
  • Columbia University Neurological Institute of New York
Fellowship Training
  • National Institutes of Health
Professional Memberships
  • Chairman, American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Neuro-Oncology
  • Editorial Board, Neurosurgery
  • Editorial Board, World Neurosurgery
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Surgical Education
  • Program Director, Neuro-oncology Program, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Past Chairman, Section on Tumors-American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Past President, Society of Neurological Surgeons
  • Past President, New York Society for Neurosurgery
  • Society of University Neurosurgeons
  • American College Society
  • J of Surgical Education
  • American Academy of Neurological Surgery
  • Society for Neuro-Oncology
  • Advisory Board, Adult Brain Tumor Consortium
  • Medical Advisory Board, B*Cured
  • Review Committee, Dana Foundation
  • Scientific Advisory Council, American Brain Tumor Association
Meet Healy, Dr. Bruce's patient
Dr. Bruce's patient blogs about her survival

Insurance Participation

New York

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Oxford/United Healthcare
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patient journey

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