Bruce A. Crookes,
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.