David Julius Brown, MD
Associate Dean for Health Equity and Inclusion
Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
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Available to mentor

David Julius Brown, MD
Clinical Professor
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  • About

    Dr. Brown leads the Office for Health Equity and Inclusion at Michigan Medicine which implements the University of Michigan Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan, provides training to advance diversity and inclusion, and provides numerous healthcare pathways and mentorship programs. As a leader at Michigan Medicine, Dr. Brown is an executive sponsor of the Anti-Racism Oversight Committee (AROC), initiated in June 2020. In addition, he supports the recruitment of many medical students, house officers and faculty to the University of Michigan Medical School.

    Prior to his current role, Dr. Brown served as the Medical Director of the Pediatric Otolaryngology Clinic, and Multidisciplinary Aerodigestive Clinic, and was a founding member and faculty lead of the Otolaryngology Essential Skills Simulation Bootcamp. He is a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI), and formerly served as the central region representative for the AAMC GDI from 2017-2019. Dr. Brown was also the Chair of the Society of University Otolaryngologist Diversity Committee from 2019-2022. Dr. Brown was elected the 2023-2024 President of the Society of University Otolaryngologists.

    He is a member of Michigan Medicine Global REACH (Research, Education, and Collaboration in Health) and is part of an otolaryngology team that travels to Ghana multiple times a year to collaborate on research projects and advance clinical care.

    Dr. Brown graduated from Brown University and Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Michigan and fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Children’s Hospital of Boston. Prior to returning to Michigan, he was on the faculty at Johns Hopkins Hospital where he was the Otolaryngology Residency Associate Program Director and winner of the 2005 George T. Nager Award for Excellence in Teaching. He worked from 2008-11 at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he won the Otolaryngology Faculty Teaching Award.

    He was recently honored with the Harvard Medical School 2020 Distinguished Alumni Service Award for co-creating an alumni mentorship program for medical students underrepresented in medicine.

    Dr. Brown enjoys classical music and was a founding member, principal flutist and 2018 Concerto Competition Winner of the University of Michigan Life Sciences Orchestra.

    • Residency
      University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, 2022
    • Fellow
      Children's Hospital of Boston, Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, 2004
    • Chief Resident
      University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, 2003
    • Internship
      University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, General Surgery, 1998
    • MD
      Harvard Medical School, 25 Shattuck St, 1997
    • AB
      Brown University, Providence, 1992
    Recent Publications See All Publications
    • Journal Article
      Readiness of Medical Students to Care for Diverse Patients: A Validated Assessment of Cross-Cultural Preparedness, Skills, and Curriculum.
      Prince ADP, Green AR, Brown DJ, Brenner MJ. Health Equity, 2023 7 (1): 612 - 620. DOI:10.1089/heq.2023.0142
      PMID: 37731784
    • Journal Article
      Leadership of Black Women Faculty in Otolaryngology-More than A Rounding Error.
      Flanary V, Jefferson GD, Brown DJ, Arosarena OA, Brenner MJ, Cabrera-Muffly C, Cannon TY, Faucett EA, Francis CL, Harvey E, Johnson RF, Loyo M, Nance MA, Vinson KN, Thompson DM. Laryngoscope, 2023 May; 133 (5): E36 - E37. DOI:10.1002/lary.30552
      PMID: 36625321
    • Journal Article
      Creating opportunities to engage with prospective historically marginalized trainees with clinical simulation.
      Mmeje O, Perry M, Andreski P, Haggins A, Brown DJ. J Natl Med Assoc, 2023 Apr; 115 (2): 127 - 133. DOI:10.1016/j.jnma.2023.01.005
      PMID: 36707366
    • Additional Scholarship
      Editor, Current Otorhinolaryngology Reports: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Series
      Brown DJ. 2023 Apr 1;
    • Presentation
      Mentorship, Sponsorship and Coaching Across Differences
      Brown D. 2023 Mar 20;
    • Journal Article
      Can we learn faster? A pilot study using surgical videos to improve pediatric tonsillectomy competency in OSATS.
      Lyon DR, Colletta MD, Biggs P, Pierce DC, Tarima SS, Visotcky A, Ishman SL, Brown DJ, Chun RH. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol, 2022 Dec; 163: 111366 DOI:10.1016/j.ijporl.2022.111366
      PMID: 36368192
    • Journal Article
      Reduction in inpatient readmissions following implementation of a dedicated tracheostomy care team.
      Van Horn A, Kim HM, Helman J, Valora H, Epperson M, Fayson S, Brown D, Zopf D. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol, 2022 Nov; 162: 111282 DOI:10.1016/j.ijporl.2022.111282
      PMID: 36037673
    • Journal Article
      Disparities in access to translational research.
      Rotsides JM, Moses LE, Malloy KM, Brenner C, Fayson SM, Brown DJ, Spector ME. Curr Probl Cancer, 2022 Oct; 46 (5): 100894 DOI:10.1016/j.currproblcancer.2022.100894
      PMID: 35989105