– Dr. Bruenn was a renowned physician and author of many important articles on internal medicine and cardiology.
1929 – The Columbia College graduate earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins and interned at Boston City Hospital.
– He specialized in cardiology during a residency at CPMC.
– He married Dorothy Conner, a graduate nurse at Presbyterian Hospital, after opening a private practice.
1945 – He served Roosevelt until the president’s death from a cerebral hemorrhage in April.
1961-1975 – Became the chief of cardiology at Bethesda Naval Medical Center.
1995 – Died on July 29th at his summer home in Sorrento, Maine. Dr. Bruenn, a cardiologist, grew to prominence as attending physician to President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the president’s last year of life.