Gary Brandecker, MD


Dr. Gary Brandecker attended Fairfield University in Connecticut before graduating from Georgetown School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Eastern Virginia School of Medicine in Norfolk, Virginia. Upon completion of his residency, Gary and his wife Karen decided to pull up their east coast roots and headed to Wyoming where they were drawn to the beauty and open spaces of the west. While in Wyoming, Dr. Brandecker was medical director of the Emergency Department for several years while also teaching EMT’s, as well as residents from the University of Wyoming’s Family Practice Program.

In 2001 Dr. Brandecker and his family, now with 3 children, relocated to the Boise area and joined Emergency Medicine of Idaho. He has continued to be involved in teaching medical students and residents from the University of Washington as well as serving on several hospital committees.

Dr. Brandecker is board certified in Emergency Medicine and has over 25 years of clinical experience in the Emergency Department. Dr. Brandecker has always been interested and involved in teaching the next generation of physicians, and with the opening of Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, he has been given the opportunity to teach students at the start of their careers. 

When he is not working, Dr. Brandecker enjoys mountain biking, camping, working on classic cars and spending time with his family and their 3 dogs.


Office Hours

Wednesday | Noon-4 p.m.

Room 356