Dr. Brown is a native of Birmingham , Alabama. He received a Bachelors of Engineering degree from Vanderbilt University in 1973. He is a cum laude graduate of the Department of Bio-Medical Engineering at Vanderbilt. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from The University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1979. He attended medical school at UASOM on a United States Naval Scholarship. His initial postgraduate medical training was with the Navy at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Oakland , California , an affiliate program of the University of California in San Francisco . He completed a three-year Internal Medicine residency at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham .
Dr. Brown is board certified in Internal Medicine.His medical military career included an assignment as Medical Officer on board the USS MARS (AFS-1). His assignment on board MARS (AFS-1) included a twelve-month deployment to the Indian Ocean in support of the USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) Battlegroup during the Iran Hostage Crisis. His final military assignment was as Head of the Department of Medicine at The Naval Hospital Roosevelt Roads in Puerto Rico . During his three-year assignment there he was involved with the triage and crisis management of Navy SEAL personnel wounded in combat during the Grenada Rescue Mission. He was the recipient of a Naval Meritorious Unit Citation for the medical support interaction. He was also awarded The Navy Achievement Medal for multiple other hospital and patient-care actions while assigned at Roosevelt Roads.
He returned to Birmingham and civilian Internal Medicine practice in 1987 when he joined Southside Internists, P.C. In 1994, Southside Internist, P.C. and Lakeview Internal Medicine, P.C. merged to form the nexus of Southview Medical Group, P.C. Dr. Brown is one of the founding members of the twenty- eight physicians that presently compose Southview Medical Group, P.C.
Dr. Brown practices ambulatory (out patient) medicine and admits patients requiring hospital or inpatient treatments to the Hospitalist group at St. Vincent ’s Hospital.
Dr. Brown is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine.