Dr. Richard Brucker, a Los Angeles native, is a Board Certified Pediatrician
who got his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Indiana University,
his Medical Degree at Tulane University School of Medicine, and completed
his Pediatric Residency at the University of New Mexico. After finishing
residency Dr. Brucker moved back to Los Angeles where he worked as a Pediatrician
at both, St. John’s Well Child and Family Center, a Federally Qualified
Health Center in South Central Los Angeles, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
At Cedars-Sinai, Dr Brucker helped to create the Step-Up Kids Weight Management
Clinic, worked in the High Risk Infant Progress Clinic, the Neonatal Intensive
Care Unit, the Newborn Nursery and the Pediatric Wards. Dr. Brucker is
on faculty at both UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Dr Brucker has received multiple awards and honors during his education
and professional career. During Medical School Dr. Brucker received the
American Medical Association Foundation’s Leadership Award and was
featured on WWLTV as their Quiet Hero of the Week, for the volunteer work
Dr. Brucker did while in New Orleans during medical school; he helped
to create a free or low cost health care guide that was used widely across
New Orleans, ran a TB screening clinic out of a homeless shelter and helped
to organize a medical relief trip in rural Haiti, in addition to other
volunteer projects. After being nominated by his peers, Dr. Brucker was
inducted into the Gold Humanism in Medicine Society for his humanistic
approach to patient care. During his pediatric residency Dr. Brucker was
awarded a Community Access to Child Health grant from the American Association
of Pediatrics to work on helping adolescent students in high school get
into and stay within a healthy weight range. Additionally Dr. Brucker
has received the Cedars-Sinai Standing Ovation Award for excellent care
provided while working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Brucker loves to spend time with his wife Lindsey
(the other Dr. Brucker) and son Owen. He loves living in the South Bay,
playing softball, traveling and everything New Orleans...Geaux Saints!!!
Dr. Brucker’s passion is driven by the bonds he builds with his
patients over the course of their lives and the enjoyment he holds in
working as a team with children and their families to keep them healthy and well!