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David FM (David) Brown, MD

Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine

David F. M. Brown, M.D. is Chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also a Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

  • Phone: 617-726-5273
Department of Emergency Medicine


  • Trauma Center
Clinical Interests
Acute coronary syndromes
Cardiovascular emergencies
Emergency Medicine administration
Emergency medicine education
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients


Dr. David Brown is Chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at MGH.  Dr. Brown graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. He then completed his internship and residency at MGH. He is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Brown is an active clinician-teacher-administrator. Dr. Brown has led new initiatives for the MGH ED, including the implementation of electronic patient tracking, electronic physician order entry and documentation, and the redesign of patient triage and screening.

Dr. Brown is noted for the creation and editing of the monthly Case Presentation section of the Journal of Emergency Medicine, numerous textbook chapters, primarily on topics related to cardiovascular emergencies, and his role as chief cardiovascular editor for the widely accessed emergency medicine on-line text published by WebMD. He is also the author of a recently published textbook, "Rapid Interpretation of ECGs in Emergency Medicine."


Dr. Brown's research interests include cardiovascular emergencies, most notably acute coronary syndromes, resuscitation, and airway management, as well as utilization of imaging in the ED.  He also leads a research team focused on ED efficiency, safety, and process flow.  He is the author of more than 150 peer reviewed manuscripts.


View my most recent publications at PubMed

Dr. David Brown is the author of more than 150 peer-reviewed articles and chapters, and he lectures nationally and internationally on topics related to cardiovascular emergencies, his primary area of academic interest.

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Emergency Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-5273
Fax: 617-726-0311

Emergency Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-5273
Fax: 617-726-0311

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