Dr. Denise Bruner

Dr Denise E. BrunerDenise E. Bruner, M.D. is a second generation physician practicing in Arlington, Virginia. Like her father, Dr. Herman Bruner, she graduated from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C.. After completing her residency in internal medicine at D.C. General Hospital, she re-opened her late father’s general medical practice in Arlington, Va.

Inspired by her personal struggle with weight and seeing the negative impact obesity was having on her patients’ health, Dr. Bruner pursued further training in bariatric medicine, the branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity. She joined the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) in 1983, became certified by the American Board of Bariatric Medicine in 1985, and served as president of ASBP from 1999 to 2002. She was honored to become the first female fellow of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) in 2002. Dr. Bruner has emerged as one of the nation’s leading authorities on bariatric medicine. She has helped thousands to identify, understand and successfully manage their weight control problems with personalized programs.

Dr. Bruner regularly lectures and is a speaker at medical education seminars for physicians and health care professionals around the world. She is a frequent guest on both television and radio programs, and has been quoted in numerous publications.

Dr. Bruner lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband, Paul. As part of her personal weight maintenance program, Dr. Bruner regularly walks two miles a day and when time permits, enjoys playing golf.

Curriculum Vitae

Denise E. Bruner, M.D., FASBP

1967 – 1970  Stoneleigh-Burnham College Preparatory School Greenfield, MA

1970 – 1973  University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

1973 – 1975  George Washington University Washington, DC

1975 – 1979  Howard University College of Medicine Washington, DC
Post Doctoral Training

1979 – 1982  Internship & Residency Internal Medicine District of Columbia General Hospital

1983 – Present   Annual Workshops in Bariatric Medicine
Professional Experience

1983 – Present  Active Staff, Northern Virginia Hospital, Arlington, VA
Clinical Positions

1981 – 1983  Clinical Director, Arlington County Health Department Clinics Arlington, VA

1981 – Present   Private Practice, Bariatric and Anti-Aging Medicine Arlington, VA

2006 – 2008   Merck Pharmaceutical Company
Board Certification and Licensure

1981  National Board of Medical Examiners

1988  American Board of Bariatric Medicine

2001  American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine

1995 – 1999  Executive Committee Arlington County Medical Society Arlington, VA

1992 – 1998  Professional Advisory Committee Virginia Nurse Association of Northern Virginia Arlington, VA

1995 – 2006  Co-Chairperson, Strategic Planning Committee American Society of Bariatric Physicians Denver, CO

1989 – 1991  Task Force on Anorectic Agents American Society of Bariatric Physicians

1993 – Present   Speakers Bureau Arlington County Public Schools Arlington, VA

1989 – 2005  Board of Trustees American Society of Bariatric Physicians Denver, CO

1997 – 2003  Planning Committee Arlington Health Foundation Arlington, VA

1996 – 2000  Intersociety Professional Nutrition Education Consortium Birmingham, AL

1996 – 1999  Nutrition and Health Council of America Washington, DC

2000 – 2001  Arlington County Bicentennial Celebration Task Force Arlington, VA

2003 – 2005   Medical Advisory Board Monarch Health

2006 – Present   Diplomat, American Board of Bariatric Medicine Denver, CO

2012 – June 2013   American Board of Obesity Medicine
Professional Organizations

American Medical Association

Arlington County Medical Society

National Medical Association

Howard University College of Medicine Alumni Society

American Society of Bariatric Physicians

President, American Society of Bariatric Physicians  1999 – 2002

Chairman of the Board, American Society of Bariatric Physicians  2002 – 2003

Old Dominion Medical Society

American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

Arlington County Chamber of Commerce