From that point to the present, Brenner has amassed a nine-page curriculum vitae awash with accomplishments and leadership skills in the health care arena. In organizations too numerous to list in this short biography, Brenner has assumed such titles as medical director, clinical instructor, committee member, medical consultant, director, faculty mentor and committee chair.
He started off his medical career as a staff physician at a family medicine clinic in Camden, N.J., and then opened his own practice in that same town, where he practiced for six years. He served on the New Jersey AFP Board of Directors from 2005 to 2008.
Brenner is a researcher, published author and a sought-after speaker who has delivered more than 200 public presentations in the past few years. He also knows how to find funding for health-related projects and has written, or helped secure, at least 15 grants since 1993 totaling more than $ 4.6 million.
He has won numerous teaching and community service awards and is a past New Jersey Family Physician of the Year. He currently serves as the medical director of the Urban Health Institute at the Cooper University of Health Care and as a faculty member at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, both in Camden.
But the biggest chunk of Brenner’s waking hours these days is invested in his leadership role at the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers — the organization Brenner founded in 2003.
AAFP News Now recently sat down with Brenner to talk about his career and accomplishments and how his training as a family physician has helped him along the way. To hear what he had to say, listen to the audio file above.