Dr. James Bruno, MD

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Dr. James Bruno, MD
Dr. Bruno is board certified in Neurology and SleepDisorders. He completed his Neurology training at George Washington University in Washington, DC in2003. He then went on to complete a fellowship in both Neurophysiology (Epilepsy/Neuromuscular Disorders) and Sleep Disorders at SUNY Stony Brook in 2004 and 2005 respectively. He is currently in solo practice and is Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at SUNY Stony Brook. Dr. Bruno is also Associate Clinical Director of The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center of Long Island and offers clinical evaluations at the Sleep Disorders Center, both located at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, NY.

4511 Nesconset Hwy

Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

Contact Information

(631) 751-0790

Dr. James Bruno, MD

Dr. James Bruno, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • MagnaCare
  • MultiPlan
  • National Elevator
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Highly regarded by his patients, Dr. Bruno was rated at the highest level of satisfaction in a recent independent survey. He has won several merits of distinction, including several Patient's Choice Awards, Americas Top Doctor Award and Most Compassionate Doctor Recognition. He was also the recipient of the Extraordinary People in Care Award by the Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island. 
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Dr. Bruno's Experience

Dr. Bruno's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurology
  • Board certified in Neurology and Sleep Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurology
  • Epilepsy & Neurophysiology
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sleep Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Dropfoot
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Hand Pain
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intractable Epilepsy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Shingles
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Rhythmic Movement Disorder
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo


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  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Emory University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • St. Georges University
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • New York Medical College
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • George Washington University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Neurophysiology University Hospital Stony Brook
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Sleep Medicine University Hospital Stony Brook
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • People's Choice Award, 2010
Media & Publications

Dr. Bruno has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Bruno's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bruno to family and friends
based on 18 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Bruno's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
Pittsburgh, PA |
When going to see a neurologist, there's always a fear of the unknown. However, his office staff was very welcoming, and Dr Bruno, himself, came to the waiting room, greeted me, and at that moment, put my mind at ease. Calmly explaining my MRI, I was exceptionally confident in his ability to treat whatever the future holds for me. Dr Bruno is definitely my hero.
in Sound Beach |
I have visited Dr. Bruno for a number of different reasons. Everything has been exceptional in this office. From the pleasant staff to the short wait time in a clean waiting room to the doctor himself. Dr. Bruno takes as much time as you need to ensure a comprehensive visit. He will explain things in layman's terms too which is comforting and made sure to follow up with me personally and not just through his staff. I highly recommend Dr. Bruno as a Neurologist and a sleep specialist.
in NY |
I have been a patient of Dr. Bruno for several years and in my experience he has always been courteous, professional and genuinely concerned for my well being. He is approachable and easy to talk to. I read a negative review from a husband and wife team who seem to be one of those demanding couples that walk into the office and expect the doctor to do anything and everything they want regardless of proper medical procedure. These reviews are one sided, so annoy one crackpot and you look awful!
Central Islip, NY |
I have recommended Dr. Bruno to many friends and acquaintances over the years.
Medford, NY |
Compassionate doctor who listens. My back pain is now under control. Pleasant staff and office. Highly recommend.
Farmingville, NY |
My husband has been a patient of Dr Bruno's for numerous years. Dr Bruno is an excellent diagnostician with a wonderful caring nature which is quite refreshing. I love the way Dr Bruno jokes with his patients and makes them feel extremely comfortable which makes it an easy task when trying to get a Senior to go and see a Doctor. I highly recommend Dr. Bruno to any individual looking for a good Neurologist.
in Port jefferson sta ny |
I would highly recommend dr Bruno. He is very thorough and caring. He is easy to understand as he explains everything He has a beautiful office and a wonderful staff
Excellent. Professional office in good location for new patients. 0n time scheduled appointments Interested in past patient history. Clear instructions And guidance: competent physician.
in Centereach, NY |
I helped my wife file a complaint with NYS about this doctor. She is epileptic. She depends on med. He left her with no meds- unexpectedly stopping the refills. She called him for DAYS. No one would get back to her. I had to bring her to an ER clinic to get her meds. We filed a complaint on 11/8. He received it and had his office call us on 11/23. They claimed they called it in on 11/4. This is a lie, as CVS documents prove he's lying. Hes only acknowledging us bc of the complaint. What a joke.
Shoreham, NY |
He spent minimal time with me and It was a really weird experience. When I started to tell him about my symptoms at one point he stopped me and told me he didn't want to hear about them. I definitely got a get out of my office vibe.
in Las Vegas, NV |
Besides having to play phone tag with clueless office assistants every time I called, Dr. Bruno (or his staff) has totally left me out to dry. I am epileptic and depend on medication to keep seizures at bay. It has been days that I'm waiting for the office to call me back. I have 4 days of meds left. I've requested Dr. Bruno call me. It's not happening.
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Dr. Bruno accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • MagnaCare
    MagnaCare PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Elevator
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
    Liberty Plan HMO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
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Hospitals where Dr. Bruno has admitting privileges

Stony Brook University Hospital
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794
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John T. Mather Memorial Hospital
75 N Country Rd
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
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Saint Charles Hospital
200 Belle Terre Rd
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
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