Lauren B. Bruckner, M.D., Ph.D.

Lauren B. Bruckner, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 777
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-2981
Fax: (585) 273-1039

Professional Bio

Dr. Bruckner is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Oncology, and the Clinical Director of the Pediatric General Inpatient Units at the Golisano Children's Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). She earned her medical degree and PhD in Microbiology and Immunology at SUNY at Upstate Medical Center. Subsequently, she completed her residency in Pediatrics and fellowship training in hematology and oncology at URMC.

As Clinical Director, Dr. Bruckner leads and provides oversight to the clinical operations of the Golisano Children's Hospital including the admission process and bed capacity management, optimizing the use of the electronic medical record (eRecord), patient and family satisfaction, and quality of care, safety, and regulatory initiatives. Dr. Bruckner holds multiple leadership positions including:

Executive Leadership Committee, Golisano Children's Hospital
Clinical Council, Strong Memorial Hospital
Clinical Council, Golisano Children's Hospital
Quality and Safety Council, Golisano Children's Hospital
Clinical Architect for eRecord, University of Rochester Medical Center
Lead Clinical Architect MyChart, University of Rochester Medical Center
Co-Chair, Quality Committee: Implementation and Operations, Golisano Children's Hospital

Research Bio

Dr. Bruckner's research interests are:
Immunopathogenesis of infection-mediated, post-HSCT lung injury, particularly as mediated by Pneumocystis carinii.
Clinical research in infections in children with cancer and/or after HSCT.

Awards & Honors (National)

Association for Research on Childhood Cancer, Inc. 2004 - 2005

Awards & Honors (Local)

Ruth A. Lawrence Academic Faculty Service Award | University of Rochester Medical Ctr, Rochester, NY 2007 - 2007
America's Top Pediatricians | Consumers' Research Council of America 2007 - 2008
Employee Recognition Award | Strong Memorial Hospital | Rochester, NY 2006 - 2006
Travel Grant Recipient | Tandem Bone Marrow Transplant Meetings | Keystone, CO 2005 - 2005
Strong Children's Research Center | University of Rochester Medical Center | Rochester, NY 2005 - 2006
Wilmot Cancer Research Fellowship, UofR, Biomedical Cancer Research for physicians 2001 - 2004
Outstanding Teaching of Medical Students Award | Rochester, NY 1999 - 2002
Bradford Fellowship Award, University of Rochester, Research support for Pediatric residents 1999
Winner, Alpha Omega Alpha Syracuse Chapter Student Research Symposium | Syracuse, NY 1996
American Heart Association Medical Student Research Fellowhip Award | Syracuse, new York 1991
Cum Laude, Honors in Biology, Goucher College 1985

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 8 available »

Christian Pina, Ahmed Khattab, Philip Katzman, Lauren Bruckner, Jeffrey Andolina, Maria New, Mabel Yau. "Ovarian carcinoma in a 14-year-old with classical salt-wasting congenital adrenal hyperplasia and bilateral adrenalectomy". Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2014; 28(5-6): 663-667. Link
Milner LA, Becker MA, Bernstein SH, Bruckner LB, et al. "Intra-Arterial Methylprednisolone for the Management of Steroid-Refractory Acute Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Graft versus Host Disease." Am J Hematology. 2011; .
Bruckner L. "Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Adolescents. In: Kreipe, R, ed." AAP Textbook of Adolescent Health Care. Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders Co. 2011; .
2006 Jul
Bruckner L, Gigliotti F. "Viridans group streptococcal infections among children with cancer and the importance of emerging antibiotic resistance." Seminars in pediatric infectious diseases. 2006 Jul; 17(3):153-60.
2006 Jun
Bruckner L, Gigliotti F, Wright T, Harmsen A, Notter RH, Chess P, Wang Z, Finkelstein J. "Pneumocystis carinii infection sensitizes lung to radiation-induced injury after syngeneic marrow transplantation: role of CD4+ T cells." American journal of physiology. Lung cellular and molecular physiology. 2006 Jun; 290(6):L1087-96. Epub 2006 Jan 06.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Hematology and Oncology (SMD) - Primary


Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology - American Board of Pediatrics


PhD | Microbiology and Immunology | SUNY at Upstate Medical Center1996
MD | Medicine | SUNY at Upstate Medical Center1996
MA | Genetics & Development | Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons1988
BA | Biology | Goucher College1985

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at University of Rochester Medical Center09/01/1999 - 08/31/2002
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1997 - 06/30/1999
Internship in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1996 - 06/30/1997