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Philip Brunquell
Visiting Associate Professor of Psychology
Phone: (860) 297-2539 Office Location: Life Sciences Center
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Trinity College faculty member since 2012
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M.D., SUNY Downstate Medical Center (1975)
B.S., State Univ. of NY, Stony Brook (1971)

Dr. Brunquell received his Pediatric training at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital and his Neurology training at Harvard University/Massachusetts General Hospital. He is triple-boarded in Pediatrics, Neurology and Psychiatry with Special Qualification in Child Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology. Throughout his 33 years in clinical practice he held academic positions including teaching appointments at the university-affiliated teaching hospitals where he served. Since 2008 he has devoted himself exclusively to teaching.


The foundation of his teaching philosophy is respect for the student. He and his students enter into an agreement of mutual responsibility: they are to apply themselves diligently to the learning tasks at hand and he strives to deliver the best instruction of which he capable. The degree to which he is successful depends not only upon the students’ successful assimilation of facts, but also whether the learning experience that they share has a positive influence on the way they think, act, and feel about the world.