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Stephen D.  Brown, MD

Department: Radiology
Research Centers: Radiology Research Center
Hospital Title: Staff Radiologist
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Research Area: Ethics and Professionalism

Research Overview

Dr. Brown's research is focused on the qualitative and quantitative assessment of professionalism in Radiology and medicine. His work encompasses conventional concepts of conflicts of interest, as well as how clinical and research decision-making is shaped by professional training, orientation, values, and experience with imaging and other technologies. Dr. Brown is currently undertaking a national survey of the attitudes of obstetrical and pediatric specialists regarding pregnancy management in the setting of congenital fetal anomalies. 

About Stephen Brown, MD

Dr. Brown is an Assistant Professor of Radiology, and practices pediatric and obstetrical imaging. He completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and fellowships in Pediatric Radiology and Pediatric Interventional Radiology at Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Brown completed the 2003 Fellowship in Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School, and he is currently a member of the Children’s Hospital Ethics Advisory Committee, an Associate Clinical Ethicist in the Hospital’s Office of Ethics, and a Faculty Associate in the Hospital's Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice. 

He has served as Research Subject Advocate for Ethics and Education for the Hospital’s General Clinical Research Center, and as a member of the Institutional Review Boards of Children’s Hospital and the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. Dr. Brown is a member of the Harvard Ethics Leadership Council and the Professionalism Committee of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Dr. Brown received a 2006 Children's Hospital Faculty Career Development Award, and was named an Eleanor and Miles Shore 50th Anniversary Scholar in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. 

He is the inaugural recipient of the American Roentgen Ray Society Leonard Berlin Scholarship in Medical Professionalism, and a recipient of awards from the Kornfeld Program in Bioethics and Patient Care, the Greenwall Foundation, and the Harvard University Milton Fund. In 2011, Dr. Brown received a GE Healthcare / RSNA Education Scholar Award.

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