Neurosurgeon, TBSI – Neurosurgery

Rudy Briner, MD**Note** Dr. Briner retired from full-time practice with TBSI on January 31, 2017.  Dr. Briner remains a contributor to TBSI expertise when available.

I was born November 14, 1950 in Wichita Falls, Texas. I was the son of a minor league baseball player/manager. My early memories of the baseball bus my dad drove and dairy farm of my maternal grandfather stick most in my mind. Our family spent most every summer vacation and major holiday at family functions in or around the homestead in Petrolia, Texas.

My dad retired from baseball and the family moved to the St. Louis, Missouri area, where I attended school from K-12th grade. My roots drew me back to Texas where I attended Baylor University in Waco. After a brief job in a research lab in Galveston, I began graduate school in the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. I finished a Masters in Biochemistry and started medical school in 1978. I attended the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, received my M.D. in 1982, and continued in neurosurgery training at the John Sealy Hospitals in Galveston. In 1988 I finished Neurosurgery training and began my practice of neurosurgery here in Bryan, Texas.

The community of Bryan/College Station was and is a place I have accomplished two of my goals: 1) Practice Neurosurgery and 2) Live in the country on a ranch. I live in the Brazos county outside of town, I drive a diesel pick-up and tractors, and I practice neurosurgery. I look forward to living in this community a long time and am proud of the heritage of neurosurgery here over the past 20 years. I have to say that I am more excited about the future of neurosurgery here.

I will continue my career in this and surrounding communities by participating in all areas of neurosurgery. In the future I plan to get back to teaching and research. I am excited about the possibilities, with the Texas Brain and Spine Institute, of collaboration with scientists at Texas A&M and teaching medical students. I believe the efforts will, make Bryan/College Station a better place to live, establish a strong basis for clinical neurosurgery and academic neurosurgery, strengthen the Texas A&M medical school, and benefit medicine in general.

For more information on Dr. Briner's experience and interests, please see his Curriculum Vitae.


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