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Joseph P. Bruner, MD

Dr. Bruner completed his undergraduate work at the University of Nebraska, and received his M.D. degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  He performed an internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, California, and a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the Hospital at The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.  Dr. Bruner was Director of Fetal Diagnosis & Therapy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.  He and his group were the first to repair spina bifida in utero, the first to place a standard shunt for isolated hydrocephalus in utero, and performed the first amniotic fluid exchange in the United States.  Dr. Bruner has published numerous articles and book chapters, serves as an editorial reviewer for a number of peer review journals, and has lectured extensively about his work in the area of fetal surgery.  He is currently in private practice at The Regional Perinatal Center in Odessa, Texas.