Dr. David Bruce adds a unique element of training to UT Erlanger Orthopaedics. He completed fellowships in both shoulder/sports medicine and pediatric orthopaedic surgery. Having completed his medical education at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Dr. Bruce went on to acquire his internship and residency training at Erlanger Medical Center, where he received the Robert C. Coddington Resident Research Award from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine.
Since then, Dr. Bruce has published multiple articles and given medical presentations surrounding various topics in orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Bruce furthered his expertise by completing his fellowship training in Sports Medicine at the Hughston Clinic in Columbus, Georgia, and also pediatric orthopedics in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Hughston Clinic was the former training program of world renowned sports medicine physician Dr. James Andrews and the "father of sports medicine" Dr. Jack C. Hughston. He has strong interests in pediatric limb deformity, including hip dysplasia, limb length discrepancy, and foot deformity.
He enjoys taking care of athletes and athletics-related injuries, including shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle disorders. As a sports medicine physician, he actively participates with area schools and colleges by taking care of the athletes on the field and in the operating room. Dr. Bruce enjoys outdoor sports and is a member of Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church. He has two sons. He is active and boarded with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.