The Joe Niekro Foundation is thrilled to announce our newest Medical Advisory Board Member, Robert D. Brown, Jr., MD, MPH. Dr. Brown completed his medical school training at Mayo Medical School, neurology residency at Mayo Clinic and stroke and cerebrovascular disease fellowship at Mayo Clinic. He also has a Masters of Public Health in epidemiology and clinical trial design. He is a Consultant in the Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, Chair, Department of Neurology, and the John T. and Lillian Matthews Professor of Neuroscience, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic. He is a previous recipient of the Mayo Distinguished Clinician Award, Mayo School of Continuing Medical Education Outstanding Faculty Award, Mayo Individual Award for Excellence and the American Heart Association Stroke Leadership Award. Dr. Brown has been elected to membership in the American Neurological Association, and is a fellow in the American Academy of Neurology and the Stroke Council of the American Stroke Association. His research interests include cerebrovascular diseases of all types including intracranial aneurysms, stroke prevention, acute ischemic stroke, intracranial vascular malformations, primary central nervous system vasculitis and the epidemiology of cerebrovascular disorders. He has authored or co-authored over 170 peer reviewed manuscripts, 30 book chapters, three textbooks on stroke and cerebrovascular diseases, and served as the editor for a comprehensive monograph on clinical neurology. He has served as principal investigator, and on the executive and/or steering committees for numerous NIH-funded studies, including principal investigator of the International Study of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms.
Dr. Brown has been influential in establishing a strong partnership with The Joe Niekro Foundation and Mayo Clinic and we look forward to continuing to raise funds to support brain aneurysm research, treatment and education. Click here to see Dr. Brown’s appearance in a recent Joe Niekro Foundation PSA.