Janet Bruno-Gaston, M.D., MSCI

Board Certified Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Eligible
Patient Testimonial
Dr. Bruno took over my care mid treatment and made me feel comfortable, seen and heard. She took her time to explain the process, offer guidance and support the entire journey. I truly felt I received the best care possible.

Biography

Janet Bruno-Gaston, M.D., MSCI, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and board eligible in reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI). Dr. Bruno-Gaston received her medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine, where she was recognized as a Community Health Honors Scholar for her work with health care disparities.  

She then pursued her residency in OB/GYN at the University of Southern California where she completed training at the LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. While there, Dr. Bruno-Gaston earned numerous teaching and leadership awards and was elected Chief Resident. Dr. Bruno-Gaston completed her fellowship in REI while earning her Master of Science in Clinical Investigation degree at Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Bruno-Gaston is committed to optimizing patient care through education and advocacy. She has presented and published on topics including ovulation induction for women with polycystic ovary syndrome as well as medications for patients pursuing in vitro fertilization (IVF). A passionate clinical investigator, Dr. Bruno-Gaston has contributed to pharmaceutical research analyzing early pregnancy loss, oral contraceptives, and more. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).  

Dr. Bruno-Gaston currently provides patient care at the Memorial City and Houston offices. In her spare time, Dr. Bruno-Gaston enjoys experimenting with family recipes to learn more about her heritage and sharing these experiences with friends and family to create lasting bonds. 

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Education

  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Baylor College of Medicine 
  • Hero Award LAC+USC Medical Center 
  • Leadership Award, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, LAC+USC Medical Center 
  • Patient Advocacy and Commitment to Quality Care Award, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, LAC+USC Medical Center  
  • Community Health Honors Scholar, Morehouse School of Medicine  
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) 
  • American Medical Association 
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) 
  • Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility  
  • Bruno-Gaston J, Gannon A, Chellakkan B, Gibbons W. Essentiality of mitochondria in reproduction: from gamete development and embryogenesis to implantation. Manuscript in Progress   
  • Bruno-Gaston J, Jung J, Kumar T, Zarutskie P, Gibbons W, Deveraj S. Association of ovarian response with picoAMH in women undergoing controlled ovarian hyperstimulation. Manuscript submitted to Clinical Chemistry 2021  
  • Garnett E, Bruno-Gaston J, Cao J, Zarutskie P, Deveraj S. The importance of estradiol measurements in patients undergoing in vitro fertilization. Clin Chim Acta. 2020; 501:60-65.    
  • Jones T, Ho J, Gualtieri M, Bruno-Gaston J, Chung K, Paulson R, Bendikson K. Evaluation of Clomiphene Stair-Step Protocol for Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2018; 131:91-95.  
  • Takashima Y, Bruno-Gaston J, Israel J, Ozel B. Handbook of Gynecology. Management of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in the Late Reproductive Years. Handbook of Gynecology. 2017; 1-12 

Q&A

The Shared Risk 100% Refund Program truly articulates the SGF commitment to patient care and improving treatment outcomes. That commitment translates into everything we do, from the assembly of our clinical team to our progressive approach and evidence-based practices. This model demonstrates a real investment in building a strong clinical practice and standard of patient care to optimize patient outcomes. This is how we help build families and I am so proud to be a part of this team.  

I recognize that every patient’s fertility journey is unique, and this process can be intrusive and at times triggering. I try to maintain a sense of transparency so that patients know what I am thinking and where my recommendations are coming from. I think it’s important to check in along the way and make sure that I am not only addressing issues with fertility but that the patient feels seen and heard. We work closely with mental health professionals, and they act as an important resource for patients along this journey.   

My patients provide a constant reminder of what is possible with sheer will and determination. I have seen my patients continue to show up after repeated episodes of disappointment with failed treatment. Their eagerness to get to the other side of this journey pushes them through every failed attempt. Their determination always inspires me and pushes me to work even harder to help them reach their family-building goals. 

Most of my bucket list has to do with travel and visiting as many places as I can. Each destination provides another perspective on life and an opportunity to experience our environment differently. Both of my parents migrated to the United States for educational opportunities. They instilled in me a sense of pride and identity that would act as a pivot point for self-reflection. I have spent a lot of time in my mom’s home country, the Bahamas, and enjoyed learning so much about the culture. Although he has passed, I have always wanted to visit my dad’s childhood home in Sierra Leone and put visuals to much of what he described to me growing up. 

During my medical training, cooking became a passion out of necessity. Working nights, with little time at home, meant cooking ensured I was eating a balanced meal. I would invite colleagues over for dinner and quickly realized it was less about the food and more about the experience. Experimenting with family recipes allowed me to learn more about my heritage and sharing it with others helped create lasting bonds. Now, with more free time, I enjoy the patience of cooking and still enjoy the experiences with great friends and family.    

During the process of purchasing my first home, much of my spare time has been about designing spaces. I have been learning a lot about interior design and how intentional things should be. I have been looking into the interpretations of living spaces and how they are created across different cultures. What appears to be consistent throughout is that design should address function first and then impress upon efficiency. I’ve learned to start by figuring out what I need from a space and that informs everything else for me. Although, as hard as I try to make something unique, I think most are humble replications from the Architectural Digest’s Instagram account. 

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