“Doctor, Friend, Advocate”
Liliana Uribe-Bruce, MD, is a caring and detail-oriented clinician, committed to empowering patients through education and good communication. Dr. Bruce’s extensive medical training, warm demeanor, and bicultural background facilitate interactions with patients, families and healthcare providers.
Dr. Uribe-Bruce grew up in Bogotá, Colombia, where she obtained her medical degree and completed her first Internal Medicine specialization at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. She moved to the United States in 1994, completing a second Internal Medicine specialization at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL, and a combined clinical and research sub-specialization in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (NIH), the world’s leading biomedical research center, in Bethesda, Maryland. Her passion for advancing patient care led her to pursue a Master’s in Clinical Investigation at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA, with emphasis in community health education, ethics of medical informed consent and genetics of obesity and diabetes. Her clinical research work has been presented at major scientific meetings in the US and abroad. Dr. Bruce is a Voluntary Clinical Instructor in the Family Medicine and Public Health Department of the University of California-San Diego, and a Scripps Volunteer Physician, mentoring medical students and residents caring for patients in free clinics in San Diego County.
Dr. Bruce takes tremendous pride in how she listens to her patients and how she answers their concerns. As a devoted advocate for her patients, Dr. Bruce is a highly valued addition to the Perlman Clinic team. When you meet her, you will also recognize that she is a remarkable and caring person.
Years in practice: Over 20 years
Areas of Specialization: Board Certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, American Board of Internal Medicine
Languages: English, Spanish