Daniel J Brauner, MD

Daniel J Brauner, MD
Daniel J Brauner, MD

Division Chief, Division of Gerontology

Professor, Department of Medicine

Professor, Department of Medical Ethics, Humanities, and Law

Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Contact Information

Patient Care Related:
Geriatrics, 269.337.4600
Internal Medicine, 269.337.6300


Daniel Brauner, MD, chief of the Division of Geriatrics at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine in Kalamazoo, Michigan is a board-certified internist with added specializations in geriatrics and medical ethics who is also boarded in rheumatology. He received a bachelor of science in biology from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, and his medical degree from Upstate Medical School, SUNY Syracuse, New York. He was a resident and chief resident at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, completed his Rheumatology Fellowship at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and Cook County Hospital, and a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship at the Institute for Humanities and Medicine at Hiram College. He was a founding member of the section of Geriatrics at the University of Illinois, Chicago, where he practiced rheumatology and geriatrics and held an appointment in the Department of Medical Humanities. He then moved to the University of Chicago, where he concentrated on geriatrics practice, research and teaching.  He was the director of the geriatrics fellowship program, medical director of its teaching nursing home, co-director of the ethics consultation service, and assistant director of the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. His research interests include the historical genesis of current standards of care, care of patients with multiple comorbidities especially cognitive impairment, communicating with persons with dementia, measuring quality of care and safety in long term care and issues of access to and disparities of health care.