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Longtime Fitchburg physician is honored for his health education efforts
Waltham, Mass. – Dr. Svend Bruun, a primary care physician who spent nearly four decades caring for patients in the Fitchburg area, has been honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society Alliance as its “Volunteer of the Year” for his efforts in promoting health education in schools K through 12 throughout Worcester County and the Commonwealth.
Dr. Svend Bruun and his wife Gerrilu, with his award from the Massachusetts Medical Society Alliance, presented December 2 in Waltham.
The award was presented on December 2 by Alliance President Dr. Ulku Akyurek at the quarterly meeting of the Alliance, held in conjunction with the Interim Meeting of the Massachusetts Medical Society’s House of Delegates. The MMS Alliance is an organization of physicians' spouses, physicians, medical students, partners, and friends committed to advancing the health and well-being of families.
A longtime active member of the state medical society, Dr. Bruun has served the organization in many capacities. In addition to his educational efforts with the Alliance, he has been a member of the MMS Board of Trustees, chair of its Communications Committee, and a member of the committees on Strategic Planning and Bylaws. He also served two terms as president of the Worcester North District Medical Society.
He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Physicians Insurance Agency of Massachusetts, a position he has held since 2006.
A graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Dr. Bruun began practicing primary care medicine at Somerville Medical Associates, where he served from 1970-1973. He then moved to the Fitchburg area, where he practiced at Fitchburg Medical Associates from 1973-1998, at the Lahey Clinic in Fitchburg from 1999-2001, and as a solo practitioner in Fitchburg from 2001 until his retirement in 2011.
From 1996-2011, he served on the active staff of HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster, which honored him with its Distinguished Physician Award from the Medical Staff in 2010.
Longtime residents of Lunenburg, Dr. Bruun and his wife Gerrilu now reside in Hubbardston.