About David Brown, MD

Dr. David Brown is Chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at MGH and the MGH Trustees Endowed Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Brown is a phi beta kappa graduate of Princeton University and received his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, where he earned AOA honors. He trained at MGH and is a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Brown is an accomplished clinician, scholar, teacher, mentor, and administrator who lectures nationally and internationally on topics related to cardiovascular emergencies, the role of emergency medicine in integrated healthcare systems, and ED process redesign.  Dr. Brown is the author of more than 230 peer-reviewed manuscripts, reviews, and chapters. He is noted as the founding section editor of the monthly Case Presentation section of the Journal of Emergency Medicine and the inaugural editor in chief of Scientific American: Emergency Medicine. He is also the author of several textbooks, including "A Visual Guide to ECG Interpretation", which is in its second edition and has been translated into Mandarin. He has received numerous awards for teaching, mentorship and leadership at MGH, Harvard, and around the world.

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Locations

Emergency Medicine**
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
617-726-5273
Fax: 617-726-0311

Medical Education

  • MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Accepted Insurance Plans

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Research

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 has also led and still participates in a research team focused on ED efficiency, safety, and process flow.  He is the author of more than 200 peer reviewed manuscripts.

Publications

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    Dr. David Brown is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and chapters, and he lectures nationally and internationally on topics related to cardiovascular emergencies, his primary area of academic interest.