Dr. Jonathan Brenner
Dr. Jonathan Brenner is a native of Connecticut and remains neutral on the question of a certain baseball rivalry. The promise of long, cold winters drew him to Chicago and Northwestern University for college, where he graduated with a degree in the History of Medicine (and spent 3 years as Northwestern’s mascot, Willie the Wildcat)! His next stop was the Big Apple, where he taught middle school science for three years at Intermediate School 143 in Washington Heights as a part of the Teach for America program. After a backpacking trip through Bolivia, he returned to New York City for medical school at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn where he was selected as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and graduated cum laude. After medical school Dr. Brenner studied for one year in Baltimore, earning his Masters in Public Health from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. He finally found his way to his beloved Boston for residency training in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center, where he was the proud recipient of the Boston University Medical Student Teaching Award.
Dr. Brenner lives in Newton with his (Swiss) wife and their four (marginally bilingual) children. When not working, Dr. Brenner can be found creating chore charts, flushing unflushed toilets throughout his house, and organizing carpools.
Dr. Brenner is a lecturer in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, a Fellow of the American Board of Pediatrics and is board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is active with teaching both students and resident physicians in the practice setting. Dr. Brenner’s hospital affiliations include Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Fun Fact: Dr. Brenner’s first job was as a newspaper delivery boy for the Stamford Advocate!