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R. Douglas Bruce, MD, MA, MS


Dr. Bruce is the Chief of Medicine at Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center where he provides leadership to the Department of Medicine in their mission to provide the best healthcare for all people. In addition to his role as Chief, Dr. Bruce continues to provide care to individual patients in New Haven. 

Dr. Bruce’s journey as a health care provider and physician scientist has consistently focused on providing the best care for everyone, particularly those with HIV and substance use disorders. After finishing graduate school, he joined the Yale AIDS Program. Initially his work was focused locally in New Haven, CT where he provided direct clinical care through a mobile health care unit to people who use drugs and provided HIV clinical care to substance users in the local jail and in a prison that released to New Haven. Working with these populations, he began to see the need for improving clinical services in the community and, starting in 2005, this began his long partnership with Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center. In 2014 Dr. Bruce left the fulltime faculty at Yale to become the Chief of Medicine at Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center. 

Dr. Bruce is an international expert in the treatment of substance use disorders among people with HIV, hepatitis C and tuberculosis. Dr. Bruce has lectured and published widely and has provided technical assistance to the CDC, USAID, OGAC/PEPFAR, and the United Nations, and non-governmental organizations globally. Dr. Bruce is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Yale University, co-chair of the IDSA guideline on the treatment of chronic pain in people with HIV, and is the team leader for the substance abuse section of the Department of Health and Human Services Panel on Adult and Adolescent Antiretroviral Treatment Guidelines.

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