Robert Bruce, Jr., M.D.

Luther & Susie Harrison Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Chief of Section of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Emory University School of Medicine


Medical Staff Egleston Hospital

Section Chief, Orthopaedics

Egleston Children's Hospital

Phone: 404-778-3350

Fax: 404-778-3835

Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center

59 Executive Park South
Suite 2000

Atlanta, GA 30329


  • Medical School, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, 1988
  • Internship, University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic, Minneapolis, MN, 1988
  • Residency, University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic, Minneapolis, MN, 1993
  • Fellowship, Gilette Children's Hospital, St. Paul, MN, July 1994
  • Fellowship: Limb Lengthening and Deformity Correction, Minnesota Limb Length Center, Minneapolis, MN, November 1994


Dr. Bruce has been a fixture in the Atlanta community for 17 years having started practicing at Emory in 1995. His interests in spinal conditions include caring for all forms of pediatric spinal problems with an emphasis on idiopathic scoliosis and scoliosis in patients with cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular disease. He is the director of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) cerebral palsy program and has a tremendous experience caring for all types of orthopaedic conditions in children with cerebral palsy from the spine to the hips to the feet. Dr. Bruce is also specialty trained in Ilizarov and the treatment of leg length differences and angular deformities. Outside of his clinical duties, Dr. Bruce serves on the CHOA medical board, is the past medical director of Egleston campus, and is currently the head of the orthopaedic team at Egleston hospital.

Honors and Awards

  • Charles A. Dana Scholarship, Davidson College Finalist
  • Justin Potter Memorial Scholarship, Vanderbilt University
  • Harley and Betty Baxter Resident/Fellow Award, Southern and Eastern Orthopaedic Association Meeting, 2007
  • Chair in Orthopaedics, Harrison Foundation, 2011

Manuals, videos, computer programs and other teaching aids:

  1. AAOS, New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Poster)  "Slotted Acetabular Augmentation for Painful Hip Dysplasia in Adolescents and Young Adults."
  2. (1996) AAOS, Atlanta, Georgia. (Poster) Gortex Casting of Forearm Fractures in Children.