Anthony D. Bruno II, M.D. has been chosen the Italian-American Association’s Person of the Year. He will be honored at the association’s annual Columbus Day banquet set for at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11 at the Genetti Hotel and Convention Center in Wilkes-Barre.
A native of Pittston, Bruno is the son of Dr. Anthony Bruno, West Pittston; and Pauline Bruno, Pinehurst, North Carolina. He is the grandson of the late Dr. Joseph and Josephine (DiGeso) Bruno, Sr. and the late Mr. Samuel and Jennie (DeVita) Aquilina.
Bruno graduated from Wyoming Area High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from The University of Scranton, graduating magna cum laude. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska, where he received the Most Outstanding Student in Surgery Award.
He completed six years of training in general surgery at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, New York and Creighton University Medical Center. He then went on to complete an additional three years of training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.
He is certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
In 2007, after being away for 13 years, Bruno returned to West Pittston to live, raise a family and serve the people of the Wyoming Valley. He started the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.
Bruno received the Times Leader’s 40 Under 40 award honoring local professionals for being outstanding leaders and role models in business and the community.
He is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Wilkes-Barre Program and is an active member of the Italian-American Association of Luzerne County. He is an active member of St. Barbara Parish, Exeter and volunteers his time as an assistant coach for the West Pittston Little League.
Bruno resides in West Pittston with his wife of 17 years, Atty. Danielle lncavido Bruno, and their daughter, Apollonia.
For more information and tickets for the Columbus Day dinner, call Louise Castellani at 570-654-6454 or Judy Deice at 570-654-7600.
Information submitted by Herman Castellani.