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Wunnie Brima, M.D., Ph.D.

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Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 275-4912

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Hospital Medicine


Professional Background

Wunnie Brima MD, PhD earned his medical and postdoctoral degrees from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Dr. Brima’s doctoral research, done under the supervision of Dr. Jesse Roth at the Feinstein Institute Northwell Health System, was on the effect of the metabolic syndrome on the course of Trypanosoma Cruzi infection. He completed his residency training at the Mount Sinai Hospital Bronx Internal Medicine program. Upon completion of his residency training, he joined the Hospital Medicine division at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA. He later joined the Hospital Medicine Division at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Dr. Brima has a particular interest in reducing the cost of waste in the Healthcare system; he is currently enrolled in the Medical Management Program at Simons Business School at the University of Rochester where he will earn a degree in Master of Science in Business Administration (M.S.B.A.). In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, and likes photography, astronomy and traveling.



MUDr | Charles University (Prague)

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2015 - 06/30/2017
Residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Dental Anesthesiology Residency

07/01/2014 - 06/30/2015
Internship in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Dental Anesthesiology Residency

01/01/2013 - 06/30/2014
Fellowship at Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

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Journal Articles

Kim M, Basharat A, Santosh R, Mehdi SF, Razvi Z, Yoo SK, Lowell B, Kumar A, Brima W, Danoff A, Dankner R, Bergman M, Pavlov VA, Yang H, Roth J. "Reuniting overnutrition and undernutrition, macronutrients, and micronutrients." Diabetes/metabolism research and reviews.. 2019 Jan; 35(1):e3072. Epub 2018 Oct 04.

Malik F, Mehdi SF, Ali H, Patel P, Basharat A, Kumar A, Ashok F, Stein J, Brima W, Malhotra P, Roth J. "Is metformin poised for a second career as an antimicrobial?" Diabetes/metabolism research and reviews.. 2018 May; 34(4):e2975. Epub 2018 Feb 20.

Roth J, Sahota N, Patel P, Mehdi SF, Wiese MM, Mahboob HB, Bravo M, Eden DJ, Bashir MA, Kumar A, Alsaati F, Kurland IJ, Brima W, Danoff A, Szulc AL, Pavlov VA, Tracey KJ, Yang H. "Obesity paradox, obesity orthodox, and the metabolic syndrome: An approach to unity." Molecular medicine.. 2017 Feb; 22:873-885. Epub 2016 Nov 16.