Bruce Crookes, M.D.

Bruce A. Crookes, M.D.
Accepting New Patients
  • Medical Director, Trauma
Degree M.D.
School Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Abington Memorial Hospital
  • University of Miami Hospital
Board Certification
  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery: Surgical Critical Care
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Neurocritical Care
  • General & Acute Care Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Robotic and minimally invasive surgery
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Ventral hernia
  • Abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Gallstones
  • Surgical management of traumatic injuries and burns
  • Critical care medicine
  • Neuro-critical care
Accepts New Patients Yes


Rutledge Tower
135 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425
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North Charleston Medical Pavilion
8992 University Boulevard
North Charleston, SC 29406
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East Cooper Medical Pavilion
1600 Midtown Avenue
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
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Adult Emergency Department
96 Jonathan Lucas Street
Charleston, SC 29425
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Dr. Bruce Crookes grew up in northern New Jersey in the New York metropolitan area. He graduated with a degree in biophysics from the University of Michigan. He then attended the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, graduating in 1996. He then completed a residency in general surgery at Abington Memorial Hospital in Pennsylvania, where he fell in love with trauma and critical care. Dr. Crookes then attended the prestigious Ryder Trauma Center at the University of Miami, where he completed a trauma and critical care fellowship. Upon completion of his fellowship, Dr. Crookes joined the faculty at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and rose to the position of trauma medical director. In 2009, he joined the faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina in the same role.

To date, he continues to be a busy intensivist, trauma surgeon, and general surgeon. He is recognized nationally as a leader in the care of the injured and is the former president of the nation's largest academic trauma society -- the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Clinically, Dr. Crookes has a myriad of interests, including hernias, complex abdominal wall reconstruction, robotic and minimally invasive surgery (particularly for hernia repair), pulmonary embolisms and venous thromboembolic disease, the surgical treatment of rib fractures, and complex general surgery.