Brandon Bruns, M.D., MBA, FACS, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is the Section Chief of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery and the Trauma Medical Director at Parkland Hospital. He specializes in traumatic injuries, acute abdominal emergencies, and enteric fistula treatment.

Dr. Bruns earned his medical degree at the UT Health Science Center at Houston McGovern Medical School. He completed a residency in general surgery at UT Southwestern and received advanced training in traumatology, surgical critical care, and emergency general surgery through a fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bruns then went on to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center for nine years and served as the Trauma Medical Director at Capital Region Health (Prince George’s Hospital Center). He also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in trauma and burns at UT Southwestern and holds an MBA from the University of Maryland.

Certified by the American Board of Surgery in both general surgery and surgical critical care, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in July 2021.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the American College of Surgeons, and the Association for Academic Surgery.

Dr. Bruns has received multiple awards for performance, teaching, and research. He has lectured extensively, published widely in academic journals, and authored excerpts in many medical books.


Medical School
UT Health Science Center McGovern Medical School (2003)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2010), General Surgery
University of Pennsylvania Health System (2012), Surgical Critical Care
Other Post Graduate Training
University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business (2020)