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W. Bruce Cherny, MD


Doctor of Medicine

St. Luke's Health Partner
St. Luke's Health Partner

These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.


Accepting new patients
By Referral Only

Conditions & Treatments

  • Pediatric Neurological Surgery

Facilities & Clinics

    • Address
      305 E. Jefferson St. Boise, ID 83712
      Mon - Thu: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
      Fri: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • Phone
      (208) 381-7122
      (208) 381-7002

    • Address
      775 Pole Line Rd. W. Suite 302 Twin Falls, ID 83301
      Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Phone
      (208) 814-8780

About W. Bruce Cherny


Bruce Cherny, MD specializes in neurosurgical consultation and education for skull, brain, and spinal tumors; craniosynostosis; congenital malformations of the skull, brain, and spinal cord; hydrocephalus; spina bifida and tethered spinal cords; Chiari malformations; vascular malformations of the brain and spinal cord; and traumatic brain, spine, and spinal cord injury. He has expertise in image-guided frameless stereotaxy, minimally invasive techniques, and advanced, complex endoscopic procedures.

Dr. Cherny has held many leadership positions at St. Luke's and currently serves as a member of the St. Luke's Children's Hospital executive team and the pediatric trauma task force. He is also currently surgeon in chief at St. Luke's Children's Hospital and the chair of the St. Luke's Children's surgical committee.

Dr. Cherny began his practice as an assistant professor of neurosurgery at Arkansas Children's Hospital. He spent eight years in academic neurosurgery, both in Arkansas and at the Barrow Institute in Phoenix, before coming to Boise to develop the pediatric neurosurgical program for Idaho. In addition to his medical education, Dr. Cherny holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford University. 

Dr. Cherny and his wife are the proud parents of five grown children. In their free time, they enjoy Idaho’s great outdoors as often as they are able – biking, skiing and exploring the Boise Greenbelt with their dogs.

  • Medical School

    University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • Residency

    Barrow Neurological Institute
  • Fellowship

    Primary Children''s Medical Center
  • Board Certification

    Neurological Surgery
  • Gender

  • Languages Spoken


Awards & Distinctions

2008-2020: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Guide/U.S. News & World Report
2007-2020: America's Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Connolly Guide

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