And now, Introducing Our Physicians and Staff...
James Richard Weidner, MD
, grew up locally, having been born at Cooper Hospital and raised in Pennsauken, attending high school there. He accomplished his pre-med studies at Franklin and Marshall College, in Lancaster, PA, graduating magna cum laude, majoring in biology
(but he does not
believe in evolutionary theories of origin!) with a minor in music. He attended Temple University School of Medicine, receiving election to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed residency training at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in summer 1995. He is board-certified and has been chosen more than once as a Top Doc by South Jersey Magazine.
Dr. Weidner has special interest in the care of adopted children and those with Down Syndrome.
He is a founding leader of the SJ chapter of the Christian Medical and Dental Association and is a member of the American College of Pediatricians.
Dr. Weidner lives in Washington Township with his wife and their 3 children, the youngest of whom was adopted from Guatemala. His home church is Joy Community Fellowship in Pitman, and he loves playing guitar, singing, golfing, rooting for Philly sports teams, bird-watching, and being with his family. He considers his mission trips to Guatemala a particular blessing.
Laurie R. Bruner, MD
, grew up in northern New Jersey. She attended James Madison
University where she graduated with honors in chemistry. She returned to New Jersey to attend Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick. She completed her pediatric residency training at A.I. duPont Children's Hospital (now Nemours).
After training, Dr. Bruner moved to South Jersey and worked for almost two years as a hospital-based pediatrician at Virtua Voorhees. She then worked for 3 years in private practice at Woodbury
Pediatrics, where she had the pleasure of working with Dr. Lopes, before joining Cornerstone in 2006.
Dr. Bruner is a board-certified fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP) and has special interests in breastfeeding promotion, physical fitness, care of foster children, and premature infants.
She lives in Voorhees with her husband Dave (also a pediatrician) and their two children. Since 2010, the Bruner’s have been licensed foster parents through the state of NJ and have enjoyed caring for foster children in their home. They also enjoy spending time in Ocean City, NJ in the summer.
Her hobbies include running, biking, yoga, golf and quilting. She completed the Chicago marathon, the Disney triathlon, and several Philadelphia Distance Runs. She is an active member of Hope United Methodist Church.
Joanne E. Lopes, MD
, is a native of Gloucester County, NJ. She graduated Villanova
University with a B.S. in Biology. She then received her medical degree from MCP-Hahnemann University School of Medicine (currently Drexel University). Dr. Lopes (rhymes with "envelopes") completed her pediatric residency at A. I. duPont Children's Hospital and Jefferson Medical College.
Dr. Lopes is a board certified pediatrician and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP) with special interests in allergies, asthma, and gastrointestinal disorders. She was recently named a New Jersey Top Doc and is also a member of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Lopes resides in Mullica Hill with her husband, three children, and dog, Percy. She enjoys reading, gardening, and outdoor activities -- especially mud runs! She spends most of her free time with her large Italian-American family.
Our Wonderful Staff