kirk bronander

Kirk Bronander, M.D.

Professor, Internal Medicine - Medical Director, Inpatient Internal Medicine - Inpatient Hospitalist


Dr. Kirk Bronander joined the UNR Internal Medicine Department in 2001 after completion of residency. He is a Professor of Medicine and the Director of Simulation. Dr. Bronander also leads a medical school course called Clinical Reasoning in Medicine and is the Editor-in-Chief of Aquifer Internal Medicine, a virtual patient program used to teach internal medicine to medical students both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Bronander is board certified in Internal Medicine with a Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP). He is a clinician educator and practices in the hospital setting at Renown Regional Medical Center, treating medical inpatients while teaching inpatient internal medicine. His academic interests include simulation education, hospital medicine, clinical reasoning and diagnostic decision-making.

He graduated from The University of Arizona College of Medicine in 1998 after completing his Bachelors of Science degree at The University of Arizona. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Bronander enjoys camping, mountain biking, snowboarding, long distance running and spending time with his family. He is married to Lisa Bronander and they have three children.

Professional Experience 

  • Academic Hospitalists Director, UNR Med  
  • Curriculum Director for Year 3-4, UNR Med  
  • Medical Director of Simulation, Reno , UNR Med  
  • Clinical Reasoning in Medicine, MED 651, Course Director- UNR Med 
  • Senior Director / Editor-in-Chief, Aquifer Internal Medicine  
  • Internal Medicine Clerkship Director, UNR Med (2006 – 2016). 
  • Medical Director of Hospitalists, Northern Nevada Medical Center (2002-2006). 

Clinical Practice 

  • Internal Medicine with a focus on Hospital Medicine 


  • BS, Exercise Science, University of Arizona, 1994 
  • MD, University of Arizona, College of Medicine, 1998 
  • Internal Medicine Residency, UNR Med, 2001