Brown named MGH Trustees Professor of Emergency Medicine

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Brown named MGH Trustees Professor of Emergency Medicine

David Brown, MD, head of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), has been appointed the inaugural incumbent of the MGH Trustees Professorship in Emergency Medicine. Made possible by the MGH Board of Trustees, this Harvard Medical School endowed professorship is the first in emergency medicine at MGH.

Richard Wolfe, MD, chief of emergency medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and associate professor of medicine at HMS; Nancy Tarbell, MD, dean for academic and clinical affairs and C.C. Wang Professor of Radiation Oncology at HMS; Brown; and Peter Slavin, AB ’79, MD ’84, MBA ’90, president of MGH and professor of health care policy at HMS, celebrate the establishment of the professorship.

Brown became a member of the HMS faculty in 1992 after being appointed as an instructor in medicine. He achieved the rank of full professor in 2014. Over his tenure, Brown has made pointed and impactful enhancements to emergency department processes, which have improved the care and management of patients both at MGH and in the numerous hospitals that have emulated this system. Brown is a prolific author and lecturer on the topic of cardiovascular emergencies and has been recognized with numerous teaching and mentorship awards bestowed by both his residents and by national organizations.

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