David F. M. Brown, M.D. is an attending physician in the Massachusetts General Hospital Emergency Department. He is also an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. David Brown, an attending physician in the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine, graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. He then completed his internship and residency at MGH. He is an associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Brown is an active clinician-teacher-administrator, and his leadership positions include Associate Chief of Service and Vice Chairman, Medical Director of the ED Observation, and Course Director of Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Dr. Brown leads 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 actively teaching on nearly every case and serves as supervisor of the EM resident program.
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.
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.
Each year, more than 90,000 patients come to the MGH for care through the Emergency Department (ED).