Elliot J. Bruhl

Leadership Team

Vice President, Chief Medical Officer

With 20+ years of experience in both Tribal and non-Tribal healthcare, Elliot J. Bruhl, M.D. was welcomed to the SEARHC executive team in May 2019 to provide system-wide leadership to the medical staff and clinical employees, along with medical and clinical expertise to senior leadership.

Experienced in coordinating mergers and redesigning physician-practice models, Dr. Bruhl brings with him a proven track record of enhancing medical staff coordination and implementing quality improvement measures in healthcare organizations across the western United States.  He is also familiar with both Sitka and SEARHC, having served as the medical director for Mountainside Clinic from 2006 to 2008 and Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital’s medical director from 2013 to 2015.

Dr. Bruhl received his Bachelor of Arts in Geology from Carleton College in Northfield, MN, a Master of Science in Hydrology from the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID, and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Colorado in Denver, CO.  Prior to re-joining SEARHC, Dr. Bruhl served the Mayo Clinic as Medical Director of the Northeast and Northwest Family Clinic, consulting physician in the Mayo Clinic Department of Family Medicine, and Assistant Professor in the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine.