Magalie Bruneus, MD
General Internal Medicine; Pain Management; Supportive Care and Palliative Medicine; Acute Medical Conditions in Hospitalized People With Cancer
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MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Internal Medicine - Boston University Medical Center
Hospital Medicine - University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson (UMDNJ-RWJ) at Cooper University Hospital; Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Internal Medicine; Hospice and Palliative Care
I am a hospitalist who cares for people with cancer who have been admitted to the hospital. I focus on providing high-quality and high-value individualized care. I work with MSK patients’ cancer care teams, residents, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, along with case managers and social workers. Together, we provide excellent patient-centered care and ensure a safe transition of care after discharge from the hospital. As a hospitalist, I am a relay station of sorts, optimizing communication and facilitating the coordination of care.
My motto has always been to treat others as I want to be treated. This belief has allowed me to treat my patients with empathy and compassion. When people are in the hospital, they are in a vulnerable period in their lives. I try to alleviate their concerns by making sure that they understand their diagnostic and treatment options, so they can focus on their recovery and loved ones. I strive to be a perpetual listener and learner, to have an open mind, to be warm and calm, with a respectful demeanor and a sense of both humility and humor.
Before enrolling in medical school, I was a neuropharmacology research associate. This position allowed me to understand how drugs work, as well as the neurobiology of drug abuse and how it can affect behavior. This experience has made me more analytical in how I review diagnostic or care options, using evidence-based medicine to address my patients’ needs.
I am board-certified in internal medicine. After completing my internal medicine training, I did a hospital medicine fellowship. This allowed me to learn how hospital teams work together to foster patient safety and promote high-quality patient care while constantly looking at opportunities for further improvement.
I have been in practice since 2012. I was a hospitalist and assistant professor at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell and New York Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan for four years. Afterwards, I went on to train as a fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and subsequently earned a board certification in palliative care. This experience enhanced my understanding of total pain, how to treat complex pain, how to efficiently communicate with patients on difficult topics, and how to provide the best supportive care.
During my spare time, I like to cook and spend time with family. I also enjoy all that New York City has to offer, but every once in a while, I find myself exploring nature on Long Island with complete delight.
Awards and Honors
- Spirit of Service Award, Weill Cornell Medical College (2017)
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