News Release

September 6, 2006

Contact: Carolyn Pennington, 860-679-4864

Surgical Oncologist Joins UConn Health Center

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Bruce Brenner, M.D., a surgical oncologist specializing in gastrointestinal cancers, is now seeing patients at the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington.

Dr. Brenner has a special interest in treating colon and rectal cancers as well as a strong research interest into the genetic origins of these cancers. “This is a great opportunity for me to combine my clinical practice with my interest in research at a facility that is committed to the prevention and treatment of colon cancer,” said Brenner.

Dr. Brenner earned his bachelor’s degree at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, where he graduated with highest honors. He received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo. He completed his residency and surgical research fellowship at New Jersey Medical School in Newark, and a surgical oncology fellowship at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, State University of New York at Buffalo.

Before coming to the Health Center, Dr. Brenner served for four years as an assistant professor of surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee where he had teaching responsibilities and served on numerous committees. During that time, he served as a staff physician at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital and Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Dr. Brenner is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners. He’s been recognized with many academic accolades throughout his career and is a member of several professional societies. He’s published extensively in medical journals and other professional publications.

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