Dr. Brown, pulmonary consultant to the ALS Clinic.

Pulmonary Care and


Muscle weakness can occur in individuals with ALS.  Our pulmonary consultant to the ALS Clinic, Dr. Robert Brown, plays an important role in providing respiratory care. Together with Dean Hess, PhD, RRT and the other members of our clinic team, we focus on interventions that help to minimize respiratory distress and fatigue, permitting the highest quality of life.  Both Dr. Brown and Dean Hess have a long history of caring for patients with ALS.  Dean Hess is a national leader in the field of respiratory therapy. Dr. Brown is the director of the Respiratory Acute Care Unit at Mass General.

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