Story last updated at 4/29/2009 - 10:44 am
SITKA - The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) recently announced that Elliot J. Bruhl, MD, has rejoined the medical staff at SEARHC Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka.
Dr. Bruhl worked at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital for eight years, from 1998 through 2006. He was a physician and medical director for Sitka Community Hospital's Mountainside Family Healthcare in 2007-08. During his second stint with SEARHC, Bruhl will work as a family physician and will serve as Chief of Services Critical Care and Emergency Medicine at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital. He also will provide medical services to the community of Hoonah.
"We are very pleased that Dr. Bruhl has rejoined the SEARHC Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital medical staff," said Dr. Marty Grasmeder, SEARHC Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital Medical Director. "He is a warm, caring, knowledgeable physician who is liked and respected by both patients and staff. We all look forward to working with him again."
Said Bruhl: "We have an excellent staff of physicians, nurses and support personnel at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital, and I am pleased and honored to be joining them."
Bruhl earned his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, and he completed his residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., and a Master of Science degree in hydrology from the University of Idaho School of Mines in Moscow, Idaho. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
While at Carleton College, Bruhl was elected to the Sigma Xi science honor society. He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He also earned the 1997 F. William Barrows Resident of the Year Award from the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians.
Before returning to school to become a physician, Bruhl lived in Alaska and was a wildlands firefighter at the Chugach National Forest Seward Ranger District and a commercial fisheries worker and deckhand in Homer.
Bruhl's medical interests are dermatology, orthopedics, men's health and sports medicine.
During his personal time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, skiing and gardening.
Bruhl also enjoys providing medical care for Sitka sports teams, including the Sitka Youth Football League junior, senior and Sitka High School football teams, the Sitka High School soccer team and at the state Class 1A-2A-3A state wrestling championships held December 2007 at Mt. Edgecumbe High School.