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Orthopaedics Sports Medicine Jeremy Bruce, MD
  • Gender Male

About / Overview

Jeremy Bruce, MD is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who treats musculoskeletal conditions resulting from injury, overuse, and arthritis. He has special interests in arthroscopy and total joint replacement.

A native of upstate New York where he was a member of The United States Bobsled and Skeleton Team, Dr. Bruce first became interested in sports medicine from his time spent at the Lake Placid Olympic Training facilities.

Dr. Bruce earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degrees in Physical Therapy at Springfield College, where he lettered in football and track. After working for several years as a physical therapist, he then continued his studies at the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine.

After receiving his Doctor of Medicine in 2007, Dr. Bruce went on to perform his orthopaedic residency here at UTCOM at Chattanooga. He then went on to complete a Sports Medicine fellowship at The Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, FL. As a fellow, Dr. Bruce worked side-by-side with renowned orthopaedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews. The fellowship provided intensive exposure to team coverage including the Washington Redskins, the Tampa Bay Rays, Pensacola Wahoos AA baseball, and Auburn University. During his year at The Andrews Institute, Dr. Bruce was involved with care of such high-profile athletes such as; Robert Griffin III, Trent Richardson, Rajon Rondo, CC Sabathia and Marcus Lattimore.

Besides local school coverage in the Chattanooga area, Dr. Bruce has also worked as a ringside physician at UFC/Bellator MMA events here in Tennessee and is a USA Boxing Medical Commission member. Dr. Bruce has been mentioned in ESPN the Magazine for his work on Youth Injury Prevention, as well as several websites including, and  

Dr. Bruce has published over 25 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and has presented this research at numerous national and regional meetings. He stays involved with research and academic pursuits with the UTCOM orthopedic residency, currently serving as Chief of Sports Medicine and Program Director for the department.

Besides being an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Bruce is also a devoted husband and father. He has two daughters and a son. In his spare time he enjoys golf, playing guitar, rock climbing, hiking, and is involved with Calvary Chapel.

Education / Credentials

  • MD Medical College of Georgia
  • Residency University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Chattanooga - Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellowship The Andrews Institute - Sports Medicine