About David Brown, MD

Dr. David F. M. Brown is Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and the MGH Trustees 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 was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and is a diplomate of both the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine.  He is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. 

An accomplished clinician, scholar, teacher, mentor and administrator, Dr. Brown lectures nationally and internationally on topics related to cardiovascular emergencies, the role of EM in integrated health systems, and ED process redesign. His innovative work in the latter area has been extensively published, widely cited, and broadly emulated. He is the author of more than 250 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, and chapters, has written two popular textbooks related to cardiovascular emergencies, and served as the inaugural editor-in-chief of the textbook Scientific American: Emergency Medicine. He has been recognized by his residents with multiple teaching and mentorship awards and has been nationally honored as well, in 2002 with the ACEP National Faculty Teaching Award and in 2011 with the EMRA National Teaching Award. 

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Locations

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

Medical Education

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

American Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency 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 250 peer-reviewed articles and chapters, and he lectures nationally and internationally on topics related to cardiovascular emergencies, his primary area of academic interest.