Douglas N. Brown, MD specilizes in minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of many gynecologic conditions. Watch videos to meet Dr. Brown and learn more about his work at Mass General and to learn about the collaborative approach to minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at Mass General.


Obstetrics & Gynecology

Clinical Interests
  • Laparoscopic / Minimally invasive surgery
  • Robotic surgery
  • Hysterectomy
  • Myomectomy
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Ovarian masses/cysts
  • Pelvic organ prolapse/relaxation
  • Urinary incontinence
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Residency, Brooke Army Medical Center
  • Fellowship, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center
Board Certifications
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Dr. Brown was born and raised in upstate New York where his parents still live, but his roots to Boston run deep (both of his brothers attended Boston College).

Dr. Brown received his undergraduate degree in Cell & Molecular Biology from Syracuse University. After pursuing a PhD in Immunology at the University of Minnesota, he received his medical degree with honors and distinction in research from the University Of Florida College of Medicine.

Dr. Brown completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX, and is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Brown went on to complete a Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic, Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgery at the St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, in New York, NY.

From 2010-2013, Dr. Brown served as the Director of the Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD. After serving 11 years in the United States Army and 9 months in Afghanistan as the Battalion Surgeon for the 1-508th Paratrooper Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne, Dr. Brown relocated to Boston and Massachusetts General Hospital where he is currently the Director of the Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery.

Dr. Brown has an avid interest in advanced minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, surgical simulation and robotic surgery.

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Brown's research interests primarily focus on advanced minimally invasive gynecologic surgery techniques, surgical simulation and advancing the boundaries of robotic surgery.

Dr. Brown has published multiple surgical videos, scientific papers and book chapters, and has been honored to present at several national and international society meetings.

As the Director for the Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Brown is dedicated to innovation and globally providing cutting edge minimally invasive surgical options to women from all walks of life.


View my most recent publications at PubMed

Brown DN, DeNoble SM, Nezhat FR. Laparoscopic Ovarian Surgery. Chapter 38. Prevention and Management of Laparoscopic Surgical Complications, 3rd edition , 2011.

Brown DN, DeNoble SM, Nezhat CA, Nezhat CE, Nezhat FR. Intraperitoneal and Retroperitoneal Anatomy. Chapter 19. Prevention and Management of Laparoscopic Surgical Complications, 3rd edition, 2011.

Brown DN, Pejovic T, Nezhat F: Endometriosis and Ovarian Cancer. In Nezhat C, Nezhat F, Nezhat C, (eds): Nezhats Operative Gynecologic Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy. 3rd Ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2013.


  • The Collaborative Approach to Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) at Mass General

    The multidisciplinary Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) Center includes specialized surgeons, fellows and a variety of other specialists. Our surgeons take a collaborative approach to patient care to determine the best procedure for each patient. Meet members of the MIGS team and hear one patient's story in this video by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) Center

    The Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) Center at Massachusetts General Hospital provides individualized, minimally invasive options to diagnose and treat the full range of gynecologic conditions, including endometriosis, fibroids, abnormal uterine bleeding, ovarian cysts/masses, pelvic pain, urinary incontinence and gynecologic cancers.


Vincent Obstetrics and Gynecology Service
55 Fruit Street
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care, Suite 4E
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-6850