About Justin Brown, MD

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Dr. Justin Brown is a board-certified neurosurgeon focused on restoring movement following trauma and paralyzing injuries to the peripheral nerves, spinal cord and brain. He repairs nerves, optimizes function and recovers movement of the extremities.

Dr. Brown began his career as a member of the Neurosurgery faculty of Washington University in St. Louis, where he helped lead the Center for Nerve Injury and Paralysis in collaboration with the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. After that, he established the UC San Diego Paralysis Center, expanding the paralyzing disorders treated to include spinal cord injuries as well as stroke and brain injuries. This center was unique as a comprehensive paralysis center treating all forms of paralysis.

Now, Dr. Brown is collaborating with other doctors at Mass General as well as the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network to establish the East Coast's first comprehensive paralysis center.

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MGH Paralysis Center
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Phone: 844-930-1001
Phone: 617-726-3515
Fax: 617-724-6144

Medical Education

  • MD, Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • BS, Vanderbilt University
  • Residency, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine

American Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Accepted Insurance Plans

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View my most recent research

Dr. Brown’s research focuses on the role of neurodiagnostics in predicting the outcomes of paralyzing injuries and neurosurgical outcomes.

Functional outcomes of nerve transfers in spinal cord injury

Animal models of nerve transfers to restore bladder function following SCI

Stem cell methods for preserving denervated nerves for reinnervation