Overview

Dr. 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.

Departments

Neurosurgery

Clinical Interests
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Nerve injuries, paralytic disorders, stroke & brain injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Diseases
  • Adult spine surgery
  • Spasticity Management
  • Cervical myelopathy
  • Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury
  • Pediatric Stroke Rcovery
  • Reconstructive Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Scapular winging
  • Shoulder nerve injuries
  • Micro-neurosurgery
  • Paralysis
Medical Education
  • MD, Eastern Virginia School of Medicine
  • Residency, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis
Board Certifications
  • Neurological Surgery
Locations
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • 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
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • 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
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

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

Patient Age Group
Adult and Pediatric
Provider Gender
Male

Biography

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.

Research & Publications

Research Summary

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

Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

http://thejns.org/doi/pdf/10.3171/2017.5.FOCUS17102

 

News & Events

  • Revolutionary nerve technique helps patients regain mobility

    Dr. Justin Brown has revolutionized a nerve technique to help those who suffer from paralysis due to severe injuries regain mobility and improve their quality of life.

  • Revolutionary nerve technique helps patients regain mobility

    Dr. Justin Brown, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Paralysis Center, has revolutionized a nerve technique to help those who suffer from paralysis due to severe injuries regain mobility and improve their quality of life. Recently <a href="https://www.wcvb.com/article/boston-surgeon-helps-paralysis-patients-regain-mobility-with-nerve-technique/25737440>WCVB5</a> reporter, Emily Riemer, met with Dr. Brown and his patient, Bob DeAngelis to hear how this technique has helped Bob begin to regain use of his arm.

Contact

Neurosurgical Associates
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Phone: 617-643-5687