Roderick J. Bruno, MD is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the New England Hand Society and the New England Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Bruno has numerous publications in the field of hand and upper extremity trauma, reconstruction and congenital deformities. He is formerly an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine, New England Medical Center and the Floating Hospital for Children.

Education
  • M.D., University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
    Cincinnati, OH
  • B.S., Boston College
    Chestnut Hill, MA
Residency
  • Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center
    Rush University, Chicago, IL
Fellowship
  • Robert E. Carroll Fellow in Hand Surgery
    Columbia University, College of Physician & Surgeons
    New York, NY
Specialties
  • Hand and upper extremities
Internship
  • New York Medical College
    Westchester, NY
Licensure
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
Certifications
  • Certificate of Additional Qualification for Surgery of the Hand – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Board Certified – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Honors/Awards
  • Robert E. Carroll, M.D. Award for Excellence in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, Columbia University, New York Orthopaedic Hospital, New York, NY
  • “A Rat Model for Interpositional Vein Grafting in Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome”, First Prize Winner, New York Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Residents and Fellows Conference, Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY
  • “How Close is the Germinal Nail Matrix to the Extensor Tendon Insertion?” Winner, “Best Clinical Pearl” for poster presentation, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 54th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA
  • Finalist – Rush Surgical Society Resident Research Competition: “Bone Graft Harvesting from the Distal Radius, Olecranon, and Iliac Crest: A Quantitative Analysis”, Chicago, IL
  • Krucker Academic Scholarship, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
  • Goldsmith Academic Scholarship, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
  • American Heart Association – Medical Student Research Fellowship
  • Whisman Academic Scholarship, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
  • Marshall, Order of the Cross and Crown, the Boston College
  • Academic/Leadership Honor Society
  • Summa Cum Laude graduate, Boston College
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Boston College
Professional Societies
  • Fellow – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member – American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Member – Robert E. Carroll Hand Club
  • Member – New England Orthopaedic Society
  • Member – New England Hand Society
Academic Appointments
  • Volunteer Clinical Faculty
    Tufts University School of Medicine
    Department of Orthopaedics, Division of Hand Surgery
    Boston, MA
Hospital and Surgical Center Appointments
  • Exeter Hospital
    Exeter, NH
  • Portsmouth Regional Hospital
    Portsmouth, NH
  • Northeast Surgical Care
    Newington, NH
  • Northeast Surgical Care
    Newington, NH
  • Frisbie Hospital
    Rochester, NH
  • York Hospital
    York, ME
  • New England Medical Center
    Boston, MA
  • Boston Floating Hospital for Children
    Boston, MA
Research Experience
  • Resident Research Fellow
    Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center
    Rush University, Chicago, IL
    Principal Investigator: D. Rick Sumner, Ph.D., Chairman, Department of Anatomy
  • American Heart Association Research Fellow
    University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
    Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology
    Principal Investigator: Jerry B. Lingrel, Ph.D., Professor and Chairman
Professional
  • Faculty Instructor, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Wrist Arthroscopy Course, Chicago, IL.
  • Orthopaedic Advisory Board, Allen Medical Products, Acton, MA
  • Reviewer, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Faculty Instructor, Maine Orthopaedic Review
  • Director, The Hand Center, Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics, Exeter, NH
Publications
  • Kobayashi K, Bruno RJ, Cassidy C. “Single Anterior Incision Suture Anchor Technique for Distal Biceps Tendon Ruptures” orthopaedics 2003;26:1-4.
  • Bruno RJ, Blank JE, Ruby LK, Cohen G, Cassidy C, Bergfield TG. “Treatment of Madelung’s Deformity in Adults by Ulna Reduction Osteotomy” Journal of Hand Surgery 2003;28A: 421-426.
  • Bruno RJ, Lee ML, Strauch RJ, and Rosenwasser MP. “Post-Traumatic Elbow Stiffness: Evaluation and Management”. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2002;10:106-116.
  • Bruno RJ, Cohen MS, Berzins A, and Sumner DR. “Bone Graft Harvesting from the Distal Radius, Olecranon, and Iliac Crest: A Quantitative Analysis”. Journal of Hand Surgery 2001;26A:135-141.
  • Cohen MS and Bruno RJ. “The Collateral Ligaments of the Elbow: Anatomy and Clinical Correlation”. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 2001;383:123-130.
  • Aldridge JW, Bruno RJ, Strauch RJ, and Rosenwasser MP. “Nerve Entrapment in Athletes”. Clinics in Sports Medicine 2001;20:95-122.
  • Weiser LG, Bruno RJ, Strauch RJ, and Rosenwasser MP. “Management of Chronic Biceps Tendon Rupture”. Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery 2001;5:105-111.
  • Shum CS, Bruno RJ, Ristic S, Rosenwasser MP, and Strauch RJ. “Examination of the Anatomic Relationship of the Proximal Germinal Nail Matrix to the Extensor Tendon Insertion” Journal of Hand Surgery 2000;25A:1114-1117.
  • Aldridge JW, Bruno RJ, Strauch RJ, and Rosenwasser MP. “Management of Acute and Chronic Biceps Tendon Rupture”. Hand Clinics 2000;16:497-504.
  • Bruno RJ, Sauer PA, Rosenberg AG, Block J, and Sumner DR. “The Pattern of Bone Mineral Density in the Proximal Femur and Radiographic Signs of Early Joint Degeneration”. Journal of Rheumatology 1999;26:636-640.
Scientific Presentations
  • Bruno RJ, Cassidy C, Bergfield TG, and Ruby LK. “Ulnar Shortening Osteotomy in Adult Women with Symptomatic Madelung’s Deformity”. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 57th Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, October, 2002.
  • Cassidy C, Bruno RJ, Ruby LK. “Comparison of CT and Plain Radiography in the Assessment of Scaphoid Fracture Healing Time”. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 57th Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, October, 2002.
  • Cassidy C, Halpin C, Bruno RJ, and Ruby LK. “Prospective Analysis of the Four-Strand Cruciate Repair for Zone I and Zone II Flexor Tendon Lacerations”. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 56th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, October, 2001. New England Orthopaedic Society, Spring Meeting 2002, The Balsams – Dixville Notch, NH, June, 2002.
  • Halpin C, Jacobs NS, Cassidy C, Bruno RJ, and Ruby LK. “Early Active Motion Rehabilitation Protocol for the Treatment of Zone I and Zone II Flexor Tendon Lacerations with a Four-Strand Cruciate Repair”. American Society of Hand Therapists, 24th Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, October, 2001.
  • Bruno RJ, Strauch RJ, and Rosenwasser MP. “Wrist Arthroscopy for Ulnar Sided Wrist Pain”. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 55th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, October, 2000. New England Hand Society, 28th Annual Meeting, Sturbridge, MA, December, 2000.
  • Rosenwasser, M.P., Bruno, RJ, Strauch, R.J. “Reduction and Association of the Scapholunate: Clinical Follow-up of a New Technique”. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 55th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, October, 2000, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 68th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, February 2001.
  • Bruno RJ, Cohen MS, Berzins A, and Sumner DR. “Bone Graft Harvesting from the Distal Radius, Olecranon, and Iliac Crest: A Quantitative Analysis”. American Association for Hand Surgery, Annual Meeting, Miami, FL, January, 2000. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 55th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, October, 2000.
  • Weiser LG, Bruno RJ, Strauch RJ, and Rosenwasser MP. “Radioulnar Synostosis After Distal Biceps Tendon Repair Using Two-Incision Technique”. New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, Residents and Fellows Conference, New York, NY, May, 2000.
  • Shum CS, Bruno RJ, Strauch RJ, and Rosenwasser MP. “Efficacy of Flexor Tenosynovectomy in Addition to Carpal Tunnel Release for Idiopathic Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Prospective Randomized Study”. New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, Residents and Fellows Conference, New York, NY, May, 2000.
  • Aldridge JW, Shum CS, Bruno RJ, Strauch RJ, and Rosenwasser MP. “Distraction Osteogenesis in the Hand: Use of Grafting in Tubular Bones”. New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, Residents and Fellows Conference, New York, NY, May, 2000.
  • Matthews S, Bruno RJ, Strauch RJ. “A Rat Model for Interpositional Vein Grafting in Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome”. New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, Residents and Fellows Conference, New York, NY, May, 2000.
  • Bruno RJ. “Osteochondritis Dissecans: Elbow Pain in an Adolescent Pitcher”. Greater New York Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, R. Warren,MD and E. Flatow, MD, moderators, New York, NY, November 1999.
  • Shum CS, Bruno RJ, Ristic S, Rosenwasser MP, and Strauch RJ. “How Close is the Germinal Nail Matrix to the Extensor Tendon Insertion?” Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 54th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, September, 1999.
  • Bruno RJ, Sirirungruangsarn Y, Berzins A., Smith, PA., and Kuo KN. “Gait Analysis in Cerebral Palsy Children with Rectus Femoris Transfer”. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, May 1999.
  • Bruno RJ, Sauer PA, Rosenberg AG, Block J, and Sumner DR. “The Pattern of Bone Mineral Density in the Proximal Femur Varies as a Function of Radiographic Signs of Early Joint Degeneration”. Orthopaedic Research Society, 44th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 1998.
  • Bruno RJ, Sumner DR, Sauer PA, Rosenberg AG, and Galante JO. “Severe Unilateral Osteoarthrosis Causes Site Specific Bone Remodeling in the Proximal Femur”. American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, 19th Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, September 1997.
  • Bruno RJ, Sauer PA, Rosenberg AG, and Sumner DR. “Osteoarthritis-Induced Asymmetry in Proximal Femoral Bone Density: Implications for Studies of Periprosthetic Bone Remodeling”. American Orthopaedic Association 30th Annual Resident’s Conference, New York, NY, March 1997.
Poster Presentations
  • Kobayashi KM, Bruno RJ, Cassidy C, Terrono A. “Dorsal Intercarpal Augmentation Ligamentoplasty for Scapholunate Dissociation”. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 60th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, September, 2005.
  • Chapman C, Bruno RJ, Strauch RJ, Rosenwasser MP. “Vitallium Radial Head Prosthesis for Acute and Chronic Fractures and Fracture-Dislocations of the Radial Head” American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 59th Annual Meeting, New York, NY, September, 2004.
  • Bruno RJ, Kobayashi KM, Schumer E. “Thumb Trapeziometacarpal Joint Arthroscopy And Tendon Interposition for Symptomatic Basilar Joint Arthritis” American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 59th Annual Meeting, New York, NY, September, 2004.
  • Gandhi J, Kobayashi K, Yassir WK, Bruno RJ. “Agriculture-Related Upper Extremity Injuries in a National Pediatric Trauma Registry” American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 58th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, September, 2003.
  • Wey J, Bruno RJ, Cassidy C. “Atypical Presentations of Distal Biceps Tendon Ruptures”. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 57th Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, October, 2002.
  • Raia FJ, Bruno RJ, Quitkin M, Strauch RJ, and Rosenwasser MP. “A Cadaveric Study of Carpal Tunnel Volumes by MRI Before and After Balloon Carpal Tunnel Plasty”. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 56th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, October, 2001.
  • Bruno RJ, Strauch RJ, and Rosenwasser MP. “Wrist Arthroscopy for Ulnar Sided Wrist Pain”. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 68th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, February 2001.
  • Aldridge JW, Shum CS, Bruno RJ, Strauch RJ, and Rosenwasser MP. “Distraction Osteogenesis in the Hand: Use of Grafting in Tubular Bones”. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 68th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, February 2001.
  • Sinicropi SM, Bruno RJ, Rosenwasser MP, and Strauch RJ. “Radial Shortening Osteotomy Is the Decrease in Length Entirely at the Distal Radioulnar Joint?”. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 55th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, October, 2000, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 68th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, February 2001.
  • Sinicropi SM, Bruno RJ, Schweppe M, and Rosenwasser MP. “Complex Humeral Nonunions: A Review of fifteen Cases”. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 55th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, October, 2000.
  • Bruno RJ, Aldridge JW, Strauch RJ, and Rosenwasser MP. “Vascularized Fibular Grafts for the Treatment of Nonunions of the Upper Extremity”. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 55th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, October, 2000.
  • Bruno RJ, Ristic S, Rosenwasser MP, and Strauch RJ. “Reduction-Association of the Scaphoid and Lunate (RASL): A New Technique”. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 54th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, September, 1999.
  • Shum CS, Bruno RJ, Ristic S, Rosenwasser MP, and Strauch RJ. “Surface Anatomy of the Flexor Tendon Sheaths: An Anatomic Study”. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 54th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, September, 1999.
  • Shum CS, Bruno RJ, Ristic S, Rosenwasser MP, and Strauch RJ. “How Close is the Germinal Nail Matrix to the Extensor Tendon Insertion?”. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 54th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, September, 1999, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 68th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, February 2001.
  • Ristic S, Bruno RJ, Rosenwasser MP, and Strauch RJ. “Treatment of the Delta Phalanx”. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 54th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, September, 1999.
Book Chapters
  • Bruno RJ, Strauch RJ, and Rosenwasser MP. “Surgical Considerations in Osteoarthritis: Upper Extremity Considerations”. In Osteoarthritis: Diagnosis and Medical/Surgical Management: V. Goldberg, R. Moskowitz, D. Howell, R. Altman, and J. Buckwalter, Editors, WB Saunders and Company Publishers, 2006.
Video Presentations
  • Rosenwasser MP, Bruno RJ, Strauch RJ. “Reduction and Association of the Scaphoid and Lunate Using the Herbert Screw: The RASL Procedure” American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Videotape Library, Rosemont, IL, 2000.