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David F. M. Brown, M.D. is Chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also the MGH Trustees Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
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Dr. David Brown is Chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at MGH. Dr. Brown graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. He then completed his internship and residency at MGH. He is the MGH Trustees Endowed Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Brown is an active clinician-teacher-administrator. Dr. Brown has led new initiatives for the MGH ED, including the implementation of electronic patient tracking, electronic physician order entry and documentation, and the redesign of patient triage and screening.
Dr. Brown has published more than 150 peer reviewed manuscripts and is noted for the creation and editing of the monthly Case Presentation section of the Journal of Emergency Medicine, numerous textbook chapters, primarily on topics related to cardiovascular emergencies, and his role as chief cardiovascular editor for the widely accessed emergency medicine on-line text published by WebMD. He is also the author of a recently published textbook, "Rapid Interpretation of ECGs in Emergency Medicine."
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 also leads a research team focused on ED efficiency, safety, and process flow. He is the author of more than 150 peer reviewed manuscripts.
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The MGH is now accepting applications for the 119th Boston Marathon, which will be held on April 20, 2015.
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David Brown, MD, current vice chair of the MGH Department of Emergency Medicine, has been selected as the department’s next chief.
Each year, more than 90,000 patients come to the MGH for care through the Emergency Department (ED).
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