Dr. Joel Thomas Bruggen MD Gastroenterologist

Dr. Joel Bruggen is a gastroenterologist in Winston Salem, North Carolina and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Wake Forest University Health Service. He received his medical degree from University of Kansas School of Medicine and has been in practice for 31 years. He is one of 2 doctors at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and one of 12 at Wake Forest University Health Service who specialize in Gastroenterology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Gastroenterologist: General Gastroenterology

Hospital Affiliation

Wake Forest University Health Service

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
High performing in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

Education & Medical Training

Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1983–1986

University of Kansas School of Medicine
Class of 1983

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Gastroenterology

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Geriatric Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

NC State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Top MD, Consumers Checkbook

Publications & Presentations

A woman with diarrhea, weight loss, and a gassy liver.
Roufail, W., Jakribettuu, V. S., Bruggen, J.

A woman with a big belly, fever, and pain.
Jakribettuu, V. S., Bruggen, J. T.

Primary adenocarcinoma of the bile ducts. Clinical characteristics and natural history.
Bruggen, J. T., McPhee, M. S., Bhatia, P. S., Richter, J. M.


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