Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center - Houston, TX

Dr. Brian Bruckner

Dr. Brian Bruckner

Brian Bruckner, M.D.

Clinical Expertise

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Heart Transplant
  • Lung Transplant
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracoscopy

Selected Professional Activity

  • American Medical Association
  • Harris County Medical Society
  • Society of Artificial Organs
  • International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation

Research Interest

  • Stem Cells
  • Cardiac Tumors
  • Heart & Lung Transplantation
  • Ventricular Assist Devices


  • University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL
  • Baylor College of Medicine, General Surgery, Categorical Resident, Baylor Affiliated Hospitals, Houston, Texas
  • Baylor College of Medicine, DeBakey Heart Center, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
  • Texas Heart Institute (Denton Cooley, MD-Director), Cardiothoracic Surgery, Houston, TX

Dr. Brian Bruckner's Biography

Dr. Brian Bruckner is a heart and lung transplant surgeon at the Methodist Transplant Center, with additional clinical expertise in cardiothoracic, cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. As a graduate of University of Florida College of Medicine, Bruckner completed his residency at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center and the Texas Heart Institute. He is a member of the American Medical Association, Harris County Medical Society, Society of Artificial Organs and International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation. Bruckner's research interests include heart and lung transplantation, ventricular assist devices, stem cells and cardiac tumors.