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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Medicare - ACD
- OSW - Maine
- OSW - New Hampshire
- OSW - Rhode Island
- Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
- Senior Whole Health
- Tufts Health Plan
- 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
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 Summary
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
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.
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.
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117