Dr. Bernard Lawrence Brennan, MD

brennanDr. Bernard Lawrence “Larry” Brennan was the Medical Director of Huntington Artificial Kidney Center in Freeport, New York, from 1990 until his retirement in 2002.

Beginning in 1974 and prior to entering private practice in nephrology in 1990, he was an attending physician at the Nassau Medical Center in East Meadow, New York. He was an active member of the American College of Physicians, American Society of Nephrology, International Society of Nehprology, American Heart Association, American Society of Internal Medicine and the New York State Society of Medicine.

Dr. Brennan was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the School of Medicine, University of New York at Stoney Brook from 1974 until 1990, a research collaborator with Brookhaven National Laboratories from 1975 until 1990, and was a member of the Board of Directors for the Island Peer Review Organization.

Dr. Brennan earned an undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He was a resident at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York, New York and then served as a Captain in the United States Air Force. Immediately following his Air Force service, Dr. Brennan was a clinical fellow at the New York Heart Association at New York Hospital and then at Hospital Necker in Paris, France, which was sponsored by the Bowen-Brooks Fellowship and awarded by the New York Academy of Medicine.

His retirement from medical practice has given him the opportunity to pursue his long term interest in end-of-life care. He worked for a period of time as a medical consultant for a national assisted living company to help expand their hospice program. In addition, he has been a member of the Denver Community Bioethics Committee. He served as co-facilitator for the ethics course for the first year medical, nursing, pharmacy, and physical therapy students. In July, 2004, he completed training as a volunteer guardian.