Leslie A. Bruch, MD


Clinical Professor of Pathology  - Anatomic Pathology
Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery

Contact Information

Primary Office: 5244D Roy Carver Pavilion
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-384-8871



BS, University of Iowa
MD, University of Iowa College of Medicine

Internship, St Joseph Mercy Hospital
Residency, Neurology, University of Michigan Hospitals
Residency, Anatomic Pathology, University of Michigan Hospitals
Fellowship, Neuropathology, Barnes Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine

Licensure and Certifications

Neuropathology, American Board of Pathology
State of Nebraska Medical License, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Anatomic Pathology, American Board of Pathology

Research Summary

I am interested in diagnostic neuropathology, including neoplastic and non-neoplastic disease. Special interest in brain tumors and the application of immunohistochemistry and molecular techniques in the diagnosis, classification and epidemiology of brain tumors. I am also interested in medical education at all levels of training, with particular interest in graduate medical education and developing new and innovative methods of training the next generation of physicians.

Selected Publications

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Bridge J, Liu X, Sumegi J, Nelson M, Reyes C, Bruch L, Rosenblum M, Puccioni M, Bowdino B, McComb R.  Identification of a Novel, Recurrent SLC44A1-PRKCA Fusion in Papillary Glioneuronal Tumor.  Brain pathology (Zurich, Switzerland).  2013 March. 23(2):121-8.

Smucker J, Ramme A, LeBlond R, Bruch L, Bakhshandehpour G.  Hypertrophic spinal pachymeningitis with thoracic myelopathy: the initial presentation of ANCA-related systemic vasculitis.  Journal of spinal disorders & techniques.  2011 December. 24(8):525-32.

Bruch L, Deyoung B, Kreiter C, Haugen T, Leaven T, DEE F.  Competency assessment of residents in surgical pathology using virtual microscopy.  Human pathology.  2009 August. 40(8):1122-8.

Velderman P, Bruch L, Lawry G.  Dermatomyositis: A unique case and a review of the disease.  J Musculoskel Med.  2008. 25:315-420, 444.

Park D, Murman D, Perry K, Bruch L.  An autopsy case of limbic encephalitis with voltage-gated potassium channel antibodies.  European journal of neurology: the official journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies.  2007 October. 14(10):e5-6.

Ghorpade A, Bruch L, Persidsky Y, Chin B, Brown W, Borgmann K, Persidsky R, Wu L, Holter S, Cotter R, Faraci J, Heilman D, Meyer V, Potter J, Swindells S, Gendelman H.  Development of a rapid autopsy program for studies of brain immunity.  Journal of Neuroimmunology.  2005 June. 163(2-Jan):135-44.

Crain B, Alston S, Bruch L, Hamilton R, McLendon R, Rhodes C, Tihan T, Weidenheim K.  Accreditation council for graduate medical education (ACGME) competencies in neuropathology training.  Journal of neuropathology and experimental neurology.  2005 April. 64(4):273-9.

Bridge R, Bridge J, Neff J, Naumann S, Althof P, Bruch L.  Recurrent chromosomal imbalances and structurally abnormal breakpoints within complex karyotypes of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour and malignant triton tumour: a cytogenetic and molecular cytogenetic study.  J Clin Pathol.  2004 November. 57(11):1172-8.

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