Dr. Charles Brunicardi MD Surgeon

Dr. Charles Brunicardi is a surgeon in Santa Monica, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Ronald Reagan University of California Los Angeles Medical Center and Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital. He received his medical degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and has been in practice for 34 years. Dr. Brunicardi accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 119 doctors at Ronald Reagan University of California Los Angeles Medical Center and one of 52 at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital who specialize in Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Surgeon: General Surgery, Colon & Rectal, Endocrine, Pancreas

Education & Medical Training

SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn
Residency, General Surgery, 1982–1989

SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn
Fellowship, Pancreas Endocrine Physiology and Glucose Metabolism, 1983–1986

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Class of 1980


Other Training, Chemistry, 1976


Other Training, Chemistry, 1976

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified 24 years in Surgery

TX State Medical License
Active through 2014

CA State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons

Super Doctor, SuperDoctors.com

America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
2013

Southern California Super Doctors
2013

Southern California Super Doctors
2014

Top 1% of Doctors, U.S. News and World Report
2012

America’s Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
2012

One of Best Doctors in America 2011-2012, Best Doctors
2011

One of Texas Super Doctors
2011

Top Doctors – Surgeon, U.S. News
2011

Inducted as an Honorary Member, Columbian Association of Surgery, 37th National Congress of Adances in Surgery
2011

Inducted as an Honorary Member, Brazilian College of Surgeons at the 29th Congress of the CBC
2011

One of Texas Super Doctors, H Texas Magazine!
2011

One of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors, Patients’Choice by Patients
2011

One of America’s Top Doctors for Cancer for 5 Years, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
2011

One of America’s Top Doctors for 5 Years, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
2011

Recipient of the St. Luke’s 2010 Distinguished Scientist Award for Cancer Studies
2010

One of Texas Super Doctors, "Texas Monthly Magazine," excerpted from the Top Doctors in Texas List
2005

One of Houston’s Best Physicians, "H Texas" Magazine, excerpted from Top Docs
2005

Spring 2003 Merit Winner, World Wide Web Health Awards
2003

Distinguished Award in the Field of Medicine, The Houston Council of the American Diabetes Association
2002

Distinguished Alumni Award, The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Alumni Association
2001

Poster of Distinction for Abstract, Digestive Disease Week/Society for the Surgery of Alimentary Tract Annual Scientific Meeting
2001

"Poster of Distinction" for Abstract, Digestive Disease Week Annual Scientific Meeting
1998

Marshall for Class, UCLA School of Medicine
1993

Distinguished Surgeon Award, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses of Greater Houston

"Platinum Award for Best Site Design" (in Other Healthcare Sites), World Wide Web Health Awards

Faculty Excellence Award in Educational Leadership, Fulbright and Jaworski L.L.P.

Best Design Award in the Physician Medical Practice Category, Medicine on the Net Web Excellence Awards

Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, Baylor College of Medicine, Division of General Surgery of the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery

Outstanding Teacher and Mentor Award, Baylor College of Medicine Student Surgical Society

Honoree for "Islet Cell Transplantation Research Program", Partnership for Baylor College of Medicine Gala

"Torch of Hope" Award, The Cancer League of Houston

One of Houston’s Top Best Physicians in General Surgery, Inside Houston City Magazine

"Hypoglycemia Work Wins Award for Baylor Team", Medical Segment of the Houston Chronicle News Publication

Arthur M. Shipley Award for Best Scientific Paper, Annual Meeting of the Southern Surgical Association

Distinguished Alumni, Viewpoint recruitment publication, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

One of Houston’s Best Physicians, Inside Houston City magazine, excerpted from the Guide to Top Doctors

Distinguished Alumni Award, The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Outstanding Student in Surgery Award (Mentor), Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Surgery

Gene Guinn Outstanding Faculty Award, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Surgery

Fellowship Award (Mentor), Ethicon - Society of University Surgeons Surgical Research

Resident Research Award (Mentor), SSAT

Teaching Award for Promotion of Gender Equity, American Medical Women's Association

Royal College of Surgeons Traveling Fellowship

Top Doctors in Texas List

Outstanding Teacher Award, UCLA School of Medicine

Best Poster Award

Golden Apple Teaching Award, The State University of New York

Texas Super Doctors

Chemistry Honor Society, The Johns Hopkins University

Alpha Epsilon Delta, National Premedical Honor Society

Blue Key Honor Society, The Johns Hopkins University

Molecular Surgeon Research Achievement Award, Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor 4th Annual Distinguished Educators Showcase of Educational Scholarship, Baylor College of Medicine

Maimonides Award, State of Israel

Lifetime Achievement Award, Wadsworth Physicians & Surgeons Alumni

Best Paper, AAS/SUS 1st Academic Surgical Congress

Publications & Presentations

Patient-Based Leadership Training and Personalized Surgery
2014 1 31

Neuroendocrine Tumours
2014 1 31

Vertically-integrated Translational Studies of PDX-1 as a Therapeutic Target for Pancreatic Cancer via a novel bifunctional RNAi Platform
2013 10 30

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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