Korina De Bruyne

Korina De Bruyne

Internal medicine doctor

Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

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Additional Languages Spoken:
Dutch , Spanish


I went to medical school knowing I wanted to pursue primary care and have been doing so for 28 years. Being a doctor is so much more than prescribing medicine, it is getting to really know you, taking time to listen and understand your life situation, your aspirations and even fears. There are many determinants of someone’s health: your past experiences, your current circumstance, and your goals for the future all need to be taken into account. I consider it a privilege to know my patients over many years and to be able to help you achieve fulfillment in life despite ailments, acute or chronic.

If you would like to know my past, present, and future goals, I’ll tell you briefly that I was born and raised in Belgium, came to the US at age 19 to study at UCLA and UCSF Medicine, and met an earthquake researcher who has been my husband for 33 years. We have two children, both in college. I love to travel, hike, garden, take photographs but above all, spend time with my family. I hope to keep practicing medicine for many more years and thus continue to meet people from all around the country and world who teach me so many valuable life lessons. I feel fortunate to be part of the Stanford community.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Medical Education: University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine (1991) CA
  • Chief Residency, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (1995)
  • Residency: Santa Clara Valley Medical center (1995)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1994)

Awards & Memberships
  • Award for Advocacy and Community involvement, Society Of General Internal Medicine, California and Hawaii region (4/2019)
  • Leadership Award, Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Departement (10/2019)
  • Teacher of the year, Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System Residency Program (1994)

Administrative Appointments
  • Clinical Lead, Santa Clara County Opioid Overdose Prevention Project (2015 - Present)
  • Director Tully clinic express Care Clinic, Santa Clara County Health and Hospital System (2011 - 2014)
  • Director Tully Primary Care clinic, Santa Clara County Health and Hospital System (2012 - 2014)
  • Leading member Opioid Safety Task Force, STANFORD SCHOOL OF MEDICINE (2018 - Present)


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Patient Reviews

(57 reviews)

Dr. de Bruyne is exceptional. I am seeing her for the Empower program, but she has gone above & beyond in her attentiveness to my overall care.
I've never experienced a provider giving absolute time and care to Me as this Doctor today .... she is inspirational... thank you Pete
Best PCP I've ever had. Really cares about her patients.
Dr. De Bruyne is an excellent physician and we are sorry to see her go. I realize she will still be with Stanford under a different type of provider. We have had nothing but the best care from her.
Dr. de Bruyne is amazing! She takes time to listen and is very perceptive and insightful. She keeps up on the latest research and shares her perspective. I wish all doctors were as good as her!
Dr. de Bruyne is very thorough. Together, we are addressing ALL of my health concerns she is finding solutions to my chronic problems, not just "bandaids" for my symptoms. She is very patient and never rushes through my appointments. I trust her with my health completely.
Outstanding doctor!!
Dr De Bruyne is amazing, as per usual. I am beyond devastated that she will be leaving the clinic, but I wish her the absolute best. I hope that Dr De Bruyne's high quality in everything will be taken into consideration when choosing her replacement. Dr De Bruyne has forever changed the way I feel about Drs and getting medical care - I used to fear it and avoid it, but now I keep up with everything regularly and I no longer dread having to go to the dr.
I feel fortunate to have Dr. de Bruyne as my physician.
Dr. de Bruyne is amazing!
She is an excellent provider. She makes my mother feel very comfortable and truly shows concern regarding her health problems. Addresses them clearly and provides excellent care.
Dr. De Bruyne is amazing! Never disappoints with her high quality care.
I loved her energy. She is such a compassionate lady.
I am very happy, with Doctor Korina De Bruyne. She is an excellent dr.
Excellent family doctor showing genuine concern for patient's health.
Dr. DeBruyne is truly the best doctor ever! I love her!!! she cares about her patients and listens !!! and most importantly takes her time and makes you. feel important.
Dr. De Bruyne has been the best doctor I have ever had. She constantly cares/listens, reaches out to specials, coordinates my care.
Dr. deBruyne is very nice and the best that speaks Spanish. I felt very comfortable that I speak my Spanish language.
Dr DeBruyne is excellent, compassionate and caring physician. She takes time to answer questions and tries to problem solve
I have complete trust in Dr. Korina De Bruyne. She has excellent "bedside manners" and is also very friendly.
She's the best primary dr. I've ever had. She goes above and beyond every time!
Very grateful for Dr. de Bruyne's care. I felt completely heard and felt that she was invested in getting to the bottom of my medical issues.
Very pleasant conversation. Doctor is caring and was able to explain types of treatment for various ailments.
Very good and thorough, just a bit of overlap with seeing the medical student first (for a long time) and then the physician afterwards. I wasn't advised that the alcohol should not be used with the toenail fungus Rx. They didn't advise me about it at CVS, either but I read it on-line afterwards.
Dr. De Bruyne is a very good listener. I feel like she is always deeply concerned. Very attentive.
I love my primary care - She truly cares about my needs.
I'm so impressed that Dr. De Bruyne responds very quickly to emails. She got me the answers I needed right away.
I love having the clinic so close to home. The thing that would draw me away is if they move back North.
Dr de Bruyne was amazing. She's the best doctor I have been to in years. I feel like she really listened and had solutions right away.
Dr. De Bruyne is an excellent doctor. She is very knowledgeable, courteous, and professional. Best doctor I've had!
as mentioned earlier, Dr. de Bruyne is the best! I refer all my friends to her. I couldn't ask for a better doctor. She truly cares about her patients and she shows it!
Dr. de Bruyne and her attendant Brian are the best.
Very good.
I felt a bit rushed during the appointment.
my doctor is exeelent
Dr. de Bruyne's service levels were excellent! Given it was my first appointment with her for my annual physical I was truly impressed with her & her staff's patient service level.
I am very pleased with my doctor and her care
Dr. de Bruyne was an excellent doctor. She is very knowledgeable, she demonstrates that she cares, and is very polite.
Dr. Korina De Bruyne is a very good doctor. I already recommended dr. to my friends.
I was shocked to receive a call on a Saturday (24 hrs after my appointment) regarding a concerning test result which had just come in! I have never experienced that in my life!
In addition to all the "5's" above, she is excellent at returning email quickly and at answering my questions.
I appreciate very much the clear communication and responsiveness I receive from Dr. De Bruyne.
Dr. de Bruyn is highly interactive and informative, as well as a caring and analytic listener. She addressed all of my questions and provided detailed information about available treatments, including preventative information and recommendations. I think she is an excellent physician.
Best medical experience I've ever had.
The physician game me enough time to explain my situation and was very helpful in explaining . Put the necessary request I need.
All good. Thanks
Best MD that i ever had !
Very thorough.
Great overall experience.
Dr De Bruyne is like an angel to me. I've been afraid of going to the dr in the past and once I did start going, I always felt like I was just a number. Dr De Bruyne has made me forget about all of the negative associations I had about seeking medical care. She is kind, compassionate, caring, professional, thorough, and really makes me feel that she is passionate about what she does. She provides plenty of helpful information and relates to me in a way that makes me feel like I fully understand everything and also in a way that makes me comfortable enough to ask questions or touch on subjects that could be embarrassing to talk about. I can't say enough wonderful things about Dr De Bruyne - she has given me something that means the world to me: peace of mind. I highly recommend her to everyone I know because I want everyone to have the amazing patient/Dr experience that I have. Thank you!
Best doctor ever!!!
Just felt unsure of recommendations for activity after X-ray.
Everybody in the clinic I met were all very warm & helpful.
Professional, courteous and excellent!!
Very helpful, sympathetic, knowledgeable.

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