Dr. Jeffrey Bruce, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Bruce, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
61 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Jeffrey Bruce, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Read his story

Columbia University Medical Center Department of Neurosurgery

710 W 168th St # 4-434

New York, NY 10032
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 99% of peers
Brain Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Bruce's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Bruce "Dr. 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 andpineal 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. Dr. Bruce's special interests include Brain Tumors, Skull Base Tumors, Pituitary Tumors and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bruce "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acromegaly
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Astrocytoma
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Metastasis
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Cavernous Malformation Brain
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Chordoma
  • Colloid Cyst of Third Ventricle
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Orbit Tumor
  • Pineal Region Tumors
  • Pinealoma
  • Pituitary Disease
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Skull Base Tumor


  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Microsurgery of Brain Tumors
  • Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Minimally-Invasive Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Rutgers University
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • National Institutes of Health
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bruce has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bruce's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bruce to family and friends
based on 24 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Bruce's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Saddle Brook, NJ |
He doesn't think about your life at all, he will always recommend surgery even it's not necessary. Consult with another doctor before you do the surgery
in New York, NY |
Dr Bruce is a top notch New York neurosurgeon. He performed a pituitary tumor surgery on me in June of 2016. The surgery went excellent with no complications. He fully explained the procedure to me. His skill and abilities as a brain surgeon are incredible.
Brooklyn, NY |
Every doctor turned us away, except for Dr. Bruce.My family member had terminal cancer (without treatment he had about 1 month) and Dr.B promised with surgery (w 1% chance of things going wrong due to surgery) that our family member would most likely survive minimum of five years. We had no time to waste,he was admitted that very same day, surgery the next day.We were fear stricken and Dr.B was our hope.Because of all his misguidance,false hope and greed, we had 9months of suffering before death
in Oceanside, NY |
Dr. Bruce is a wonderful doctor and a great neurosurgeon. He removed my brain tumor without any complications. Thanks to him I am tumor free and hoping to stay that way. I will always keep him in my priority list if my tumor returns. I would recommend him to anyone who requires brain surgery. He is it. great doctor
in New York, NY |
Kind , compassionate doctor with great demeanor that makes you feel at ease, would recommend to anyone.
in New York, NY |
This was the only doctor I found that made me feel safe when I couldn't event talk about my needed surgery.
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Dr. Bruce accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
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