Marla B. Bruns, MD PhD

Co-Director, Memory Center of Unity; Cognitive Neurologist 

Specialties: Neurology, Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation
Languages Spoken: English
Accepting New Patients (1 Location)
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About Me

Philosophy of Care

To provide personalized, compassionate care to individuals with memory and cognitive difficulties and to their families, offering expertise in the sub-specialty of behavioral neurology and providing education about diagnoses. 

Credentials and Certifications
Board Certifications
  • 2014, Behavioral Neurology And Neuropsychiatry, United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties
  • 2012, Psychiatry And Neurology - Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • 06/30/2012-06/28/2013, Mayo Clinic (Rochester)
  • 06/2008-06/2012, Ohio State University

Since moving back to Rochester, Dr. Bruns's hometown, she is pleased to have joined a group of providers committed to offering comprehensive memory care to the community. We are comprised of two cognitive neurologists, a nurse practitioner, two neuropsychologists, a social worker, and several integral support staff members. She strives to apply all her clinical training from the Mayo Clinic to recognize difficult to diagnose dementia syndromes and help educate families and caregivers about diseases, treatments and prognosis. Dr. Bruns also provide general neurology outpatient care for headache disorders, neuropathy, neuromuscular disease, movement disorders, and stroke - among other neurologic diseases. In addition, she provides inpatient neurology consultation coverage and stroke alert management on a rotational basis with her partners for Unity Hospital. She is also spearheading a collaborative effort with the Alzheimer's Association Rochester & Finger Lakes Region Chapter to provide a support group specifically for persons living with Lewy body dementias and their caregivers. She enjoys the community outreach and educational opportunities she is afforded in her role at the Memory Center at Unity. She also enjoys serving as a preceptor and mentor to the internal medicine residents on their neurology rotations at Unity Hospital, and being invited to lead some of their didactic programs and case conferences. 

Personal Interests

Ballroom dancing! Read more about how ballroom dancing prevents dementia

Languages Spoken
  • English


Locations and Directions

Main Location Rehab and Neurology Physician Services 2655 Ridgeway Ave
Ste 420
Rochester, NY 14626
Office Phone: (585) 723-7972
Driving Directions Accepting New Patients

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Aetna Healthcare
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan
  • Beacon Health (Value Options) Behavioral Health
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Corvel (formerly CareIQ)
  • ElderONE
  • Emblem Health
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS)
  • Fidelis Care
  • Fidelis Care Medicare Plans
  • First Niagara Business Works (Key Insurance)
  • Highmark BCBS
  • Independent Health Commercial/Medicare
  • Lifetime Benefits (RMSCO)
  • Magnacare
  • Martin 's Point (US Family Health Plan)
  • Medicare
  • MetraComp
  • Molina Healthcare Plans
  • Multi Plan
  • MVP Healthcare
  • NY Medicaid
  • OneCall Medical
  • Pomco
  • The Empire Plan (United HealthCare)
  • TriCare
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Healthcare
  • Veterans Administration (VA)
  • Wellcare of NY / Today 's Option

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