Dr. John Bruchalski, M.D., FACOG
Founder, Tepeyac OB/GYN
Founder & President, Divine Mercy Care
Dr. Bruchalski is the Founder of Tepeyac OB/GYN, a pro-life, faith-based practice in Fairfax, Virginia serving women in the D.C. metropolitan area for over 25 years. Tepeyac’s unique model is the first of its kind to provide patients, including those who are uninsured or low income, with quality medical care of the highest life-affirming standards.
With many patients crossing state lines to receive care from Tepeyac’s team of board-certified physicians and midwives, Dr. Bruchalski and his team at Divine Mercy Care helped create the Pro-Women’s Healthcare Centers (PWHC) network in 2018. PWHC is a consortium of autonomous centers nationwide that are united in a single mission: to partner with women to provide comprehensive, convenient, compassionate, high-quality medical services and access to social services that empower them to care for their health. Tepeyac OB/GYN was one of the first providers to be designated as a PWHC, and today there are 12 certified PWHCs in the United States.
Dr. John Bruchalski received his M.D. from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile, AL in 1987. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Eastern Virginia Medical Center and the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine in Norfolk, Virginia in 1991. He received board certification in 1993.
During his training, Dr. Bruchalski performed abortions believing he was helping women. After a spiritual awakening, he realized abortion was not achieving freedom, health, and happiness for women. Dr. Bruchalski stopped performing abortions, returned to the faith, and felt God’s call to start a medical practice that truly helped women.
Dr. Bruchalski’s story represents the struggle many Christian medical professionals face: the decision to go along to get along or to boldly stand out. His journey reveals the dark side of getting caught up in the OB/GYN status quo, the evils hidden in plain sight, and the dangers of remaining lukewarm in your faith. His memoir, Two Patients: My Conversion from Abortion to Life-Affirming Medicine (Ignatius Press) released in October 2022.
Dr. Bruchalski started Tepeyac Family Center in 1994 (later renamed Tepeyac OB/GYN). In 2000, he founded Divine Mercy Care, a non-profit to advance pro-life healthcare by supporting Tepeyac and educating pro-lifers.
Bruchalski’s hope is to educate medical students and the broader community about what it means to view medicine as mercy, to hate diseases but love patients, and to present a philosophy of medicine coherent with an integrated view of women’s health. He strives to combine the best of OB/GYN medicine and care for those in need while following the teachings of the church on the sacredness of life.
Dr. Bruchalski’s tireless leadership in the pro-life movement has led to affiliations and partnerships with National Right to Life, Knights of Columbus, CareNet, Catholic University of America, Live Action, Students for Life, and many other pro-life efforts in America and internationally. He speaks passionately to a wide variety of audiences on topics such as ethics and conscience, bioethics and fertility, the pregnancy help movement, fertility awareness family planning, religious freedom in the medical world, and his own faith testimony.
In recent years, Dr. Bruchalski has spoken countless times over his 30+ year career, across the country at churches, seminaries, pregnancy centers, maternity homes, foundations, conferences, and pro-life rallies.
Dr. Bruchalski is the proud recipient of the 2017 Life Hero Award and the 2022 Notre Dame Evangelium Vitae Medal. His story has been featured in a wide range of prominent news outlets including NBC News, The Washington Post, Newsweek, National Review, EWTN, Fox News Radio, Live Action, OAN, The Federalist, The Conservative Review, CBN News, Religion News Service, the Christian Post, the Catholic Herald, Catholic News Agency, and National Catholic Register, among others.