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Bruce Bornfleth, MD
Specializing in Internal Medicine, Dr. Bornfleth earned his medical degree from George Washington University in Washington, DC. The events of September 11, 2001 occurred during his third year of medical school which led to some life altering experiences. Within days of completing his internship at Naval Medical Center San Diego in 2004, Dr. Bornfleth was on a plane to Iraq for his first of two deployments with a Marine Infantry Battalion based at Twentynine Palms, CA.
From clerkships to Battalion Surgeon, Dr. Bornfleth’s experiences in military medicine introduced him to a wide range of patients: from those suffering from rare diseases to many others with common medical ailments. While in the military, he taught and oversaw the training of more than 60 Corpsmen in trauma and primary care. Additionally, he provided medical care to hundreds of United States and Coalition forces, Iraqi detainees and civilians — all of which served to strengthen his commitment to the practice of medicine.
Dr. Bornfleth has received a number of military honors, including the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Medal among others. After his commitment to the military was completed, Dr. Bornfleth went on to finish his internal medicine residency training at UC-Irvine Medical Center.
“I believe Internal Medicine specialists are in a position to have an enormous impact on patients’ lives. By knowing our patients on a personal level, we are in a unique position to make adjustments in the delivery of care to meet the needs of individual patients and families.”
- Professional Details
- Internal Medicine*
- Eisenhower Primary Care 365
- Professional Education
- George Washington University School of Medicine
- Naval Medical Center San Diego
- University of California, Irvine: Medical Center
- Board Certification
- American Board of Internal Medicine
- Publication Date: January 27, 2015