Dr. Julia Bruene is a sports medicine physician with special interests in concussion management, care of female athletes, care of combat athletes/mixed martial arts, and special needs athletes.
In 2006, Dr. Bruene graduated magna cum laude earning her bachelor's degree in health planning and administration, with a minor in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She went on to complete her medical degree at Rush University Medical College, Chicago, IL graduating in the top 20 percent of her class. Dr. Bruene served as chief resident in the Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, Park Ridge, IL. She then completed a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at Rush University Medical Center.
A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and recreational runner, Dr. Bruene understands how vital physical well-being is to athletes. Dedicated to keeping fellow sports enthusiasts healthy, Dr. Bruene volunteers to provide medical coverage for Chicago-area sporting events such as the Chicago Style Gymnastics Meet and Bank of America Chicago Marathon. She has also participated in team coverage for local area high school, college, and professional teams, and is a team physician for the Chicago White Sox.
In her leisure time, Dr. Bruene is an accomplished wedding singer and Chicago sports fanatic.
Ultrasound guided injections
Not currently a member of the AAOS
Clinical Support Staff
Vicky Spanos (AA)
Education / Certifications
Rush University Medical College, Chicago, IL
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL Family Medicine, Area of Concentration in Sports Medicine
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL Primary Care Sports Medicine
Family Medicine American Board of Family Medicine
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