Lia Bruner, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Bruner joined the AU/UGA Medical Partnership faculty as an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine in the summer of 2017. She is new to the Athens area, and brings with her substantial academic and practice experience from a variety of settings.

More About Lia Bruner

After receiving a B.S. with distinction in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University, where she was recognized as a Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society) National Laureate, Bruner was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to attend the University of Oxford (England), where she received a B.A. in Physiological Sciences and was awarded the Physiological Society Prize (as the top undergraduate physiology student).  Upon returning to the United States she attended Harvard Medical School, where she served as co-leader of the Family Medicine Interest Group and co-founded the Alternative and Complementary Medicine Student Group.  After receiving her M.D., Bruner completed her family medicine residency at the Boston University Medical Center, where she served as Chief Resident and received the STFM Resident Teacher Award.

Bruner’s extensive practice experience has included both urban clinics in Massachusetts and Texas and small-town settings in Virginia, and she has held multiple academic appointments in her career.  As an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Boston University Medical Center, she taught in BU’s introduction to clinical medicine, served as the rotation coordinator for family medicine, and precepted residents in clinic and hospital settings.  As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, she held a number roles in the early clinical experience curriculum (including redesign and direction of the second-year course), precepted residents, and received the STFM Foundation New Faculty Award and the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center Dean’s Educational Innovation Award.