Daniel Brauner
Section of Geriatrics
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of the Geriatrics Fellowship Program; Medical Director, Montgomery Place Health Care Pavilion
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BS1975Cornell UniversityBiology
MD1979State University of New York 
Residency1982Cook County HospitalInternal Medicine
Residency1983Cook County HospitalChief Resident
Fellowship1985University of IllinoisRheumatology

Academic Interests

Dr. Brauner’s academic pursuits have focused on interdisciplinary approaches to medical and ethical issues primarily as they affect older people. He is interested in the field of linguistics in an effort to seek novel approaches to improving communication with persons with dementia. Currently he is developing a method for evaluating decision-making capacity in persons with dementia based on linguistics theory and discourse analysis. Another area of interest has been how the presence of dementia affects care of nondementia illnesses.

Clinical Interests

Geriatrics; arthritis and rheumatic disease in the elderly and nondementia illnesses in patients with dementia.

Representative Publications

  1. Brauner DJ, Muir, JC, Sachs GA. Treating Nondementia Illnesses in Patients with Dementia. JAMA.2000;283:3230-3235.
  2. Poirier S, Ahrens WR, Brauner DJ. Songs of Innocence and Experience: Student’s Poems about Their Medical Education. Acad Med 73(5):473-478,1998.
  3. Yingve V, Brauner D. Explorations in Human Linguistics Analysis: An Alzheimer’s Study. The Twenty-Third LACS Forum 1996. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: LACUS, The Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States, 1997.
  4. Donnelly WJ, Brauner DJ: Why SOAP is bad for the medical records. Arch Intern Med 152:481-484,1992.
  5. Poirier S, Brauner DJ: Ethics and the Daily Language of Medical Discourse: Hastings Center Report, August/September 1988.

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