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Alison J. Bruce, M.B., Ch.B.

  1. Dermatologist



  1. Jacksonville, Florida



Dr. Bruce is a Board-certified Dermatologist and a Graduate of the University of Cape Town, South Africa, where she received her Medical Degree cum laude. She moved to the United States in 1994 and completed her Dermatology Residency training at Mayo Clinic Rochester in 2000.  She was a consultant in that department for 15 years, where she established her reputation as a nationally recognized expert on mucosal disease, specifically oral and genital dermatology, and women's health. With her transition in 2015 to the Mayo Clinic Florida campus, she spearheaded the development of the Mayo Clinic Cosmetic Center and established a collaborative practice with Regenerative Medicine.

In addition to her clinical activities, Dr. Bruce is active in research and education. She is a Professor of Dermatology, well-published with over 70 peer reviewed articles, and several books chapters. She has also served as the PI on several clinical trials related to her areas of interest.

In her educational role she served as the Dermatology Residency Program Director for 6 years in at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

Dr. Bruce is currently the Chair of the Department of Dermatology in Florida, and Co-Director of the Cosmetic Center. She is an ardent advocate for teamwork in patient care, is focused on supporting her colleagues in their clinical, research and education roles, is an active proponent of innovation in healthcare, and diversity in practice.

  1. Acne
  2. Actinic keratoses
  3. Age spots
  4. Alopecia areata
  5. Canker sores
  6. Facial volume loss
  7. Leukoplakia
  8. Lichen planus
  9. Lichen sclerosus
  10. Melasma
  11. Oral ulcerative condition
  12. Rosacea
  13. Skin wrinkles
  14. UV skin damage
  15. Vulvar disorder

Dr. Bruce's research and clinical interests are in the field of mucous membrane disease, and she is an expert in the field of oral and genital dermatology. She welcomes referrals from across the region for patients with challenging and complex mucosal disease.

Additionally, she has a particular interest in women's health, focusing on skin health and rejuvenation. In her clinical practice she combines advanced techniques, scientifically proven technology, and an artistic eye to repair the skin and highlight the patient's natural features through non-invasive procedures, with an emphasis on graceful aging.

She has clinical and research interests in emerging regenerative medicine therapies, including the use of platelet rich plasma for hair growth and facial aesthetics, with several clinical trials underway.

  • Women's health and skin disease
  • Oral and mucous membrane disease
  • Cosmetic dermatology
  • Aesthetic skin care and rejuvenation
  • Regenerative medicine, including use of platelet rich plasma for hair growth and facial aesthetics
  • PRP injection for hair loss
  • Vaginal rejuvenation and menopause management with laser hair therapy
  • Androgenic alopecia
  • Blistering oral disease
  • Vulvar Disease
  1. 2000
    ResidentAdvanced Clinical Dermatology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2000
    ResidentDepartment of Dermatology
  3. 1997
    Postdoctoral InternshipDepartment of Internal Medicine
  4. 1997
    ResidentPreliminary Internal Medicine, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 1991
    Residency - Clinical GeneticsUniversity of Cape Town Medical School, University of Cape Town
  6. 1990
    Internship - Family MedicineVictoria Hospital
  7. 1989
    MB ChBUniversity of Cape Town Medical School, University of Cape Town


  1. 2000
    DermatologyAmerican Board of Dermatology

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    Nominated to join the American Dermatological Association (ADA)American Dermatological Association
  2. 2020
    Internal Medicine Research Week 2020: Best Original ResearchMayo Clinic in Florida
  3. 2016
    Outstanding Course AwardMayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development
  4. 2014
    Above and BeyondAbove and Beyond, Employee Recognition Program, Department of Human Resources
  5. 2011
    Mayo Excellence Through Teamwork AwardNorthwest Practice Transformation Team, Panel for Department of Dermatology, Department of Education Administration
  6. 2011
    Edward C. Rosenow Endowed Professorship Internal Medicine Residency AwardsMayo Clinic
  7. 2003
    Teacher of the Year in DermatologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  8. 2000
    Paul A O'Leary Award Department of Dermatology
  9. 2000
    Skin Cancer Foundation AwardDermatology Foundation
  10. 1999
    Mayo Brothers' Distinguished Fellowship AwardMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  11. 1999
    Roy Rogers, III Travel AwardDepartment of Dermatology
  12. 1989
    Graduation Honors - Cum LaudeUniversity of Cape Town Medical School, University of Cape Town
  13. 1984
    Harry Allswang University ScholarshipUniversity of Cape Town Medical School, University of Cape Town
  14. 1984
    Standard Bank Entrance ScholarshipUniversity of Cape Town Medical School, University of Cape Town
  15. 1983
    Cape Province Matriculation Certificate: Top 20 High School Graduate (Placed #13 in State)Cape Province, South Africa

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    Committee MemberAmerican Dermatological Association
  2. 2022
    Committee MemberRadiology Chair Search Committee
  3. 2021
    Chair/LeadDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology Urogynecology Chair Search Committee
  4. 2020
    Committee MemberSelection Advisory Committee for Chair of AAPC
  5. 2020 - present
    Executive Committee MemberWomen's Health Executive Committee
  6. 2020 - present
    MemberContinuous Professional Development Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  7. 2020 - present
    MemberCRM Florida Leadership Committee
  8. 2019 - present
    MemberPersonnel Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  9. 2019
    Search CommitteeDepartment of Internal Medicine
  10. 2017
    MemberDepartment of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Search Committee for Plastics Chair
  11. 2016 - 2018
    PresidentO'Leary Society for Dermatolgy
  12. 2016 - 2023
    Co-DirectorDepartment of Dermatology and Plastics, Development Commiittee for a Cosmetic Center collaboration between departments
  13. 2016 - 2017
    Task Force MemberPractice Redesign Project, Mayo Clinic in Florida
  14. 2016 - 2017
    Task Force MemberPractice Redesign and Creation of HEC, Department of Dermatology
  15. 2015 - 2017
    MemberOutpatient Practice Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  16. 2015
    ChairEducation Shield, Department of Dermatology
  17. 2015
    MemberDepartment of Dental Specialties Search Committee
  18. 2014 - 2015
    Task Force MemberTask Force: Recommendations on best use of Research and Meeting Resources, Department of Dermatology
  19. 2014 - 2015
    Vice ChairClinical Competency Committee, Department of Dermatology
  20. 2014 - 2016
    President-ElectO'Leary Society for Dermatolgy
  21. 2013 - 2014
    MemberStaff Recruitment Search Committee, Department of Dermatology
  22. 2012 - 2014
    Vice PresidentO'Leary Society for Dermatolgy
  23. 2011
    Expert ConsultantAskMayoExpert
  24. 2011
    Expert ConsultantAskMayoExpert
  25. 2010
    Expert ConsultantAskMayoExpert
  26. 2010
    Expert ConsultantAskMayoExpert
  27. 2010 - 2015
    ChairEducation Committee, Department of Dermatology
  28. 2010 - 2015
    MemberClinical Practice Quality and Safety Committee, Department of Dermatology
  29. 2010 - 2015
    MemberAccess Committee, Department of Dermatology
  30. 2010 - present
    MemberGraduate Education Committee
  31. 2009 - 2015
    Program DirectorDermatology Residency Program, Department of Dermatology
  32. 2009 - 2015
    MemberGraduate Education Committee, Department of Dermatology
  33. 2009 - 2015
    ChairDermatology Residency Selection Committee, Department of Dermatology
  34. 2009 - 2015
    Developer/ OrganizerNW Specialty Clinic Task Force Steering Committee, Department of Dermatology
  35. 2009 - 2010
    Co-ChairEducation Committee, Department of Dermatology
  36. 2007 - 2009
    MemberDermatology Residency Selection Committee, Department of Dermatology
  37. 2007 - 2009
    Assistant Residency Program DirectorDermatology Residency Program, Department of Dermatology
  38. 2007
    Co-Director26th Biennial Mayo Clinic Department of Dermatology Symposium Planning Committee, Department of Dermatology
  39. 2006
    Task Force MemberTask Force: 4th World Workshop on Oral Medicine
  40. 2006 - 2012
    Board MemberO'Leary Society for Dermatolgy
  41. 2006 - 2012
    Board MemberThe O'Leary Society, Department of Dermatology
  42. 2006 - 2007
    ChairMedication Reconciliation Committee, Department of Dermatology
  43. 2006
    MemberDepartment of Dental Specialties Search Committee
  44. 2003 - present
    MemberWomen's Dermatologic Society
  45. 2002 - 2011
    MemberInternational Association of Oral Pathologists
  46. 2002 - 2009
    MemberEducation Committee, Department of Dermatology
  47. 2002 - 2004
    ChairHospital Practice, Department of Dermatology
  48. 2002 - 2004
    MemberYoung Physicians' Committee - American Academy of Dermatology
  49. 2002
    MemberPatient Education Committee
  50. 2002
    MemberPlanning Committee, Minnesota Dermatological Society Meeting, Department of Dermatology
  51. 2002 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Dermatology
  52. 2000 - present
    MemberMinnesota Dermatological Society
  53. 1997
    MemberChild Care Task Force, Mayo Clinic Rochester Task Forces
  54. 1989 - 1996
    MemberBritish Medical Council
  55. 1989 - 1995
    MemberSouth African Medical and Dental Council
    MemberStrategic Direction and Innovation Committee, Department of Dermatology
    Ex-OfficioMedical School Education Committee