About Dr. Bruce Hugh Dorman MD

Dr. Bruce Hugh Dorman has more than three decades of experience in medicine as a practitioner and teacher. As a student at Duke University Medical School, he graduated in the top 5 percent of his class and was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. After receiving his MD, he spent the majority of his career with the Medical University of South Carolina in positions such as Director of Research and Director of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia in the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Bruce Hugh Dorman also served as a staff anesthesiologist at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia.


Throughout his career, Dr. Dorman has contributed to this field of study through research and writing. He has authored numerous book chapters and published his own textbook, Anesthesia for Orthopedic Surgery. While earning his PhD in pathology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he produced pieces for Methods in Cell Biology, Volume 21B, and for Human Carcinogenesis. Arthroplasty of the Shoulder, Anesthesia for Orthopedic Surgery, and the Atlas of Anesthesia account for some of the works that included his chapters throughout the 1990s. Moreover, he was named Journal Reviewer for three distinguished publications.

The American Board of Anesthesiology MOCA 2.0 Learning Program

After receiving an MD from the Duke University School of Medicine in 1986, Dr. Bruce Hugh Dorman launched a successful career as an anesthesiologist. To stay abreast of the latest research and developments in his field, Bruce Hugh Dorman, MD, maintains memberships in several professional organizations. Dr. Dorman also maintains diplomate status with the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA).

In early 2016, the ABA launched MOCA 2.0, a redesigned version of its Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology program. The personalized learning program gives ABA diplomates the opportunity to continuously improve their knowledge and skills and stay current with the latest best practices in patient care.

MOCA 2.0 is entirely web based and features the MOCA Minute, an interactive assessment tool that replaces the traditional exam that diplomates were required to take. Through the MOCA Minute, ABA diplomates answer 120 questions a year. The questions are divided into general anesthesiology topics and specialty topics.

In addition to the MOCA Minute, MOCA 2.0 offers additional activities to help diplomates earn points toward recertification. In 2017, the ABA will further improve MOCA 2.0 with search and explore features as well as a platform for specialties.

Alpha Omega Alpha and Some of Its Programs

Dr. Bruce Hugh Dorman holds a PhD and earned his MD from Duke University School of Medicine. While at Duke, Bruce Hugh Dorman, MD, was selected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Founded in 1902, only the top 5 percent of the graduating class can be a member of the society which boasts having over 50 Nobel Prize laureates as members. Alpha Omega Alpha annually grants over $575,000 in fellowships, awards, and prizes to faculty and medical students who demonstrate excellence in health care. It supports 12 national programs for its members in 130 chapters.

One of these programs is the Edward D. Harris Professionalism Award in recognition of exceptional faculty and programs in medical education with up to three $10,000 awards given each year. Another program is the Fellow in Leadership Award which assists in the continued development of exceptional leaders with as many as three annual awards of $25,000. The Post Graduate Award provides support to fellows or residents to undertake a project in line with the society’s mission statement, and as many as 10 awards of $2,000 are distributed yearly.