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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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