Dr. Brown's Bio

Medical Education & Experience

 

Dr. Brown is a uniquely trained pain physician.  He initially completed a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.  He was licensed in California and then completed a three-year orthopedic diplomate program, a three-year neurology diplomate program, plus two additional years to obtain special certification in sports medicine and rehabilitation at Southern California University of Health Sciences.  He joined the postgraduate faculty at the University and taught sports medicine, biomechanics, and rehabilitation in postgraduate orthopedic courses for two decades.  He also completed an industrial rehabilitation residency program and focused on specialized training in occupational injury rehabilitation and pain behavior.

 

He then attended Stanford University, School of Medicine, and completed their Primary Care Associates program, becoming a PA.  He stayed on after graduation to complete a clinical extension in orthopedic medicine.  As a PA he worked in orthopedic spine surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, sports medicine, occupational medicine, anesthesiology, pain medicine, and interventional radiology.  The experience gained working in these disciplines provided him with unique skills that he integrated into his clinical practice.

Already having almost two decades of clinical experience, he then attended medical school at St. George's University, School of Medicine.  After obtaining his MD, he completed an internship in internal medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in New Jersey.  Following that, he attended a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency program at SUNY Stony Brook in New York.  He was elected to serve as chief resident in the residency program and then was recruited to continue his professional education by entering an interventional spine and research fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle.  He joined the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and completed his first pain fellowship.  This included training in advanced pain procedures and endoscopic spine procedures.  He then chose to complete a second year of pain fellowship at the University of Washington, completing an ACGME-accredited fellowship in anesthesiology pain medicine.  He worked as an associate program director for the pain medicine fellowship program at the university and was active in both administrative and pain fellowship education activities.  He is now board-certified in both pain medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

His expertise in the biomechanics of sprinting and sports medicine led him to be a highly sought-after sports medicine consultant.  He served as a sports medicine physician for the USA Olympic track and field team for over 18 years.  His sports medicine experience also includes providing consultation and sports medicine care to multiple NFL teams, professional soccer and baseball teams, professional cyclists, UFC mixed martial arts competitors, national cricket teams from the West Indies, and countless individual professional athletes around the world.

With select alternative medicine and complementary pain medicine skills, experience in chiropractic and osteopathic manual medicine, and knowledge of stem cell and other regenerative medicine technologies, Dr. Brown has an integrated skill set that is unparalleled.  He combines these with his traditional rehabilitative medicine and pain medicine training.  He has also become an international authority in diagnostic ultrasound and interventional procedures using ultrasound.  His expertise in musculoskeletal ultrasonography and advanced musculoskeletal and orthopedics offers a patient a unique experience.   With his academic acumen, multidisciplinary training and level of experience has made him one of the more unique pain medicine practitioners in the US.  His focus on regenerative medicine provides a means by which he can offer chronic pain patients a multitude of alternatives for pain management. These alternatives are often not available to patients seeing traditionally-trained interventional pain physicians and surgeons.  His extensive occupational medicine experience and pain behavioral training also provides a unique approach to complex occupational medicine and medical legal case management.

While at the University of Washington he also trained in diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasonography.  There he gained extensive experience in the use of ultrasonography and treatment of musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions.  He uses ultrasound as an important aid in each patient encounter to evaluate orthopedic, musculoskeletal, and peripheral nerve conditions.  His ultrasound skills also provide a means to monitor progress of tissue-regenerative therapies.  He has published multiple chapters in interventional pain and ultrasonography textbooks on this subject and continues to work in research in musculoskeletal and pain medicine ultrasonography.

In 2014 he affiliated with a team of regenerative medicine and stem cell specialists.  The team also includes engineers and PhD scientists who aid in research and development of stem cell and regenerative medicine technology.  In 2015, his team of researchers established multiple centers across the US for the purpose of overseeing clinical trials of their newly-developed technology.  Dr. Brown has now established offices in Bellevue, Washington as well as Monterey, California, where he maintains his private practice as well as his work in biomedical research and technology.  He is currently the executive director of Cell Particle Technologies (CellPar Tech, LLC), a cellular medicine research and development firm developing regenerative medicine technologies.  He also serves on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Orthopedic Medicine and teaches orthopedics and ultrasonography worldwide.