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Bruno Passebon Soares, MD

Bruno Passebon Soares, MD

Division Chief, Neuroradiology
Associate Professor


Diagnostic Radiology, Neuroradiology



111 Colchester Avenue
Main Campus, McClure, Level 1
Burlington,  Vermont  05401


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont
Monday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Accepting new patients
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130 Fisher Road
Berlin,  Vermont  05602


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont
Accepting new patients
790 College Parkway
Fanny Allen Campus
Colchester,  Vermont  05446


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont
Monday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Biographical Information

Dr. Bruno Soares is division chief of neuroradiology and a neuroradiologist at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Dr. Soares is also an associate professor at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM. He specializes in epilepsy, brain and spine malformations, neurometabolic disorders, neonatal and fetal brain imaging, and brain tumors.

His research interests include normal and abnormal brain development, neonatal brain imaging and pediatric epilepsy.

Born in Brazil, Dr. Bruno P. Soares obtained his medical degree from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the Federal University of Sao Paulo. After one year as a Research Fellow at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Soares completed clinical fellowships in Diagnostic Neuroradiology, Pediatric Radiology, and Pediatric Neuroradiology at UCSF, in addition to a clinical fellowship in PET/CT at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute of Harvard Medical School in Boston.

From July 2013 to July 2016, Dr. Soares was an Assistant Professor in the Division of Neuroradiology at Emory University in Atlanta. From August 2016 to November 2018, he worked at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Radiology and Neuroradiology. In December 2018, Dr. Soares joined the University of Vermont Medical Center as Associate Professor of Radiology and Division Chief of Neuroradiology, and as the Co-Director of the MRI Center for Biomedical Imaging.

Dr. Soares has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and has been the recipient of the Research Fellow Grant from the Society for Pediatric Radiology and of the Rad_Britestar Award from the Johns Hopkins Department of Radiology. The recognition for his teaching includes the 2013 Outstanding Clinical Fellow / Instructor Teaching Award from the UCSF Department of Radiology, the 2017 Teacher of Year Award from the Johns Hopkins Division of Pediatric Radiology, and the 2017 ASNR International Outreach Professor Program in Ghana.

He serves as an Editorial Board Member for the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), the American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR), and for Neuroradiology. Dr. Soares holds a subspecialty certificate in Neuroradiology from the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and is a member of the ABR Neuroradiology Core Exam Committee.

The goal of Dr. Soares clinical work is to help referring physicians, patients, and patient families in the diagnosis and management of complex neurological disorders.

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Clinical Interests

  • Brain and Spine Malformations
  • Brain Tumors
  • Epilepsy
  • Neonatal and Fetal Brain Imaging
  • Neurometabolic Disorders

Research Interests

Normal and Abnormal Brain Development, Neonatal Brain Imaging, Pediatric Epilepsy


University of California San Franisco Medical Ctr - Pediatric Radiology
University of California San Franisco Medical Ctr - Neuroradiology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - Radiology
Other Education
University of California San Franisco Medical Ctr - Diagnostic Neuroradiology
Other Education
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
Medical School
Universidade Federal Do Rio De Janeiro - Medical Doctor

Board Certifications

Member Board
American Board of Radiology
Diagnostic Radiology
Member Board
American Board of Radiology


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