New Chair to Take Helm of Radiology Department
ST. LOUIS -- Jeffrey J. Brown, M.D., has been named chair of radiology, effective Oct. 1. Currently a professor of radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Brown is director of clinical research and co-chief of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology.
|Jeffrey J. Brown, M.D.|
He succeeds Michael Wolverson, M.D., who will remain with the department as a professor of radiology. Oscar Cruz, M.D., chair of ophthalmology, chaired the search committee.
"Dr. Brown is an internationally respected expert in the field of MRI, which is revealed in part by the fact that he has given more than 80 invited presentations worldwide," said Philip Alderson, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine and vice president for medical affairs at Saint Louis University.
"I have every confidence that Dr. Brown will lead the department of radiology in a broadly excellent manner."
Brown received his undergraduate degree in 1979 from the University of California, Irvine, and his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego, in 1983. He also holds an MBA from the Olin School of Business at Washington University.
He completed a research fellowship supported by the Cardiovascular Radiology National Research Service Award at the University of California, San Diego, where he also served as chief resident in radiology. Dr. Brown completed a fellowship in the department of radiology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) section and held a faculty appointment as clinical instructor at the University of California, San Francisco.
Brown joined the faculty of Washington University School of Medicine in 1988 and has been co-director of the body MRI fellowship and director of the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology research residency program.
His research interests are in the areas of magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance angiography. Brown has been principal investigator or co-principal investigator on more than 35 industry-sponsored clinical trials and co-investigator on four NIH-funded clinical trials. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and numerous book chapters.
Brown has served on numerous editorial boards and is the recipient of the editor's recognition award in reviewing with distinction and with special distinction for Radiology. He has served as a reviewer for the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Journal of the American Medical Association, the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, among other medical journals.
Brown is a diplomate of the American Board of Radiology and has held leadership positions in local, national and international organizations including the American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America. He has lectured in New Zealand, Mexico, Australia, Egypt, the Netherlands, Argentina, Turkey, Taiwan and Korea.
"My vision for the department of radiology is to focus primarily on clinical excellence," Brown said. "Every patient deserves our best effort."