Jennifer Bruening, MD

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Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology
Assistant Professor
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Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital 414-805-0505
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Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital 414-805-0505


Dr. Jennifer Bruening is a board certified otolaryngologist, head and neck surgeon and fellowship trained in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She completed her undergraduate degree and medical school at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, double majoring in Biology and Physiology at the College of Biological Sciences. She then went to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for her Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency in the research track, where she spent an additional year in Robert Ferris's lab studying the impact of the immune system on HPV-associated cancers. After residency, Dr. Bruening completed a fellowship in Advanced Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR. She then stayed to complete a Head and Neck Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship, focusing on microvascular reconstruction under Dr. Mark Wax. Dr. Bruening has a special interest in minimally invasive techniques and robotic assisted surgery, as well as reconstructive surgery. Her research interests include quality improvement, outcomes improvement and HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers.


Treatment & Services

Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery
Head and Neck Surgical Oncology
Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
Parathyroid Surgery
Salivary Gland Surgery
Skin Cancer Reconstruction
Skin Cancer Surgery
Thyroid Surgery
Transoral Robotic Surgery
Virtual Visit

Diseases & Conditions

Benign and Malignant Head and Neck Tumors
Facial Trauma
Parathyroid Cancer
Salivary Gland Cancer
Skin Cancer of the Head and Neck
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Nodules

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Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


8800 West Doyne Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital

Education & Training

University of Minnesota - Minneapolis - Doctor of Medicine - (2013)

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - PA - Residency in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - (2013-2019)

Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital - Portland - Fellowship in Advanced Head and Neck Surgical Oncology - (2019-2020)

Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital - Portland - Fellowship in Head and Neck Microvascular Reconstruction - (2020-2021)

Patient Reviews

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Dr. Bruening's skill set is amazing!
I am so very impressed and happy with the health care provided by Froedtert. Thank you.
I am very satisfied with the care provided by Doctor and staff. I really do appreciate all the help, advice and care was taken to make me feel cared for. Thank you.
Dr B. Is a very caring Doctor and has empathy for my daily struggles. She is a good surgeon and a very good Doctor.
Since I came to Froerdert I have been treated with respect and everyone from the staff to the nurses and doctors has been most helpful. The program you have in place is working.
Wonderful people
Overall good, takes too long to get a appointment
Dr Bruening and all staff so compassionate and helpful.
I am very hsppy with all the things they do
Dr. Bruening took her time explaining if English rather than medical jargon what my condition was, what she was going to do and how soon I should expect results. She listened intently and clearly addressed my concerns.. I never felt rushed and our meeting was conversational.
Appointments were made based on a referral . Everyone was super and very personable and made you feel like you mattered. Treated you like a person and not a number. Impressed, upbeat and optimistic!
Dr. Bruening was excellent in explaining things. Didn't know what to ask, buy learned a lot. Very trustworthy.
Dr. Breunig always seems interested in me as a person!
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