Lifespan Corp. and Brown University have announced the appointment of Dr. Linda L. Brown as Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine and Physician-in-Chief of Emergency Medicine for Lifespan hospitals, including Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children’s Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, and Newport Hospital. Dr. Brown began her new role on November 1. She will also assume the position of President of Brown Emergency Medicine, a faculty practice group that is a member of Brown Physicians, Inc., and will hold the Frances Weeden Gibson-Edward A. Iannuccilli, M.D. Professorship in Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Brown, a professor in Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, previously served as the Vice Chair of Pediatric Emergency Medicine for Brown Emergency Medicine and as the Director of the Lifespan Medical Simulation Center. Since December 2022, she has been the Interim Chair of Emergency Medicine and Physician-in-Chief. Throughout her tenure at the university’s Warren Alpert Medical School and Lifespan, Dr. Brown has received numerous accolades, including the Brian J. Zink, M.D. Outstanding Leadership in Emergency Medicine Award, the Brown EM Foundation Award, the Libby Nestor, M.D. Outstanding Mentor Award, the Jacek Franaszek Exemplary Educator Award, and the Barnet Fain Quality Award, among others.
Nationally, Dr. Brown has been honored with the Dr. Marianne Gausche-Hill Award for Teaching Mentorship and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Simulation Academy Distinguished Educator Award. John Fernandez, Lifespan CEO and President, praised Dr. Brown as a national leader in pediatric emergency medicine and a highly accomplished researcher on pediatric resuscitation and pediatric disaster triage.
Dr. Brown earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from Colby College in 1992 and her medical degree from Pennsylvania State College of Medicine in 1997. She completed her residency in Pediatrics, including a year as Chief Resident, at Hasbro Children’s Hospital/Brown University. After this, she pursued a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2004, during which time she also obtained a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Brown returned to Brown University and Hasbro Children’s Hospital in 2007 after working as an attending physician at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital and an assistant professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at Yale School of Medicine.
Lifespan is a comprehensive, integrated, academic health system affiliated with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Lifespan’s partners include Rhode Island Hospital and its pediatric division, Hasbro Children’s Hospital; The Miriam Hospital; Bradley Hospital; Newport Hospital; and Gateway Healthcare.
About Dr. Linda Brown
Linda Brown, MD, MSCE is physician-in-chief of emergency medicine at Lifespan and division director of pediatric emergency medicine. She is also a professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is currently the vice chair of pediatric emergency medicine for the department of emergency medicine. Dr. Brown served as the director of the Lifespan Medical Simulation Center from 2016 to 2020.
Dr. Brown received a bachelor of arts degree in biology from Colby College and a medical degree from Pennsylvania State College of Medicine. She completed a pediatric residency at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. During her fellowship, Dr. Brown also received a Master’s of Science degree in clinical epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Brown is a well-published researcher, with a focus on improving pediatric resuscitation through the use of medical simulation across healthcare settings.