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David J. Brown, Secretary

David J. Brown, Secretary

David J. Brown, M.D., is the Associate Dean and Associate Vice President for Health Equity and Inclusion as well as Associate Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Michigan Medicine.

A member of the Michigan Medicine faculty since 2011, he is Chair of the Society of University Otolaryngologists Diversity Committee, and a University of Michigan (U-M) Global REACH faculty associate who collaborates with colleagues at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana, to bridge otolaryngology educational, technical and research efforts between KATH and the U-M. He also is a member of the Global Tracheostomy Collaborative, which promotes quality and safety for patients with tracheostomies.

Dr. Brown attended Brown University and Harvard Medical School and was recently honored with the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Service Award. He completed his otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residency in 2003 at the U-M and a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship in 2004 at the Children’s Hospital, Boston/Harvard. His first academic appointment was in 2004 at Johns Hopkins University where he was the associate program director of the otolaryngology residency, faculty member and student advisor for the Helen Taussig College, and winner of the George T. Nager Award for Excellence in Teaching.

He is a founding member and former principal flutists of the University of Michigan Life Sciences Orchestra.