Dr. Arlene Basden

Dr. Arlene Basden is the Medical Director of BMSG and one of the most respected doctors in Bermuda.

She received her undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and her Medical Degree from the University of the West Indies in St Augustine, Trinidad. She completed her residency training in the United Kingdom at Morecambe Bay Hospitals NHS Trust and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Dr. Basden was awarded membership to the Royal College of Physicians in 2004 and is the 2nd Bermudian to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2014.

Special Interests

  • Difficult Medical Cases
  • Medical Weight Loss
  • Complex Care Coordination
  • Medical 2nd Opinions
  • Team-Based Medicine
  • Closing Gaps In On-Island Care
  • Public Health


  • Founding Director of the BHB Hospitalist Service whose scope extended from the Emergency Department, all wards and the ICU
  • Holds memberships to a number of international organisations involved in healthcare advancement
  • Dedicated to fitness and wellness; competed in fitness/bodybuilding competitions both in Bermuda and internationally
  • As one of the most experienced doctors in Bermuda she is locally referred to as Bermuda’s version of “House” from TV