Kelly A. Brown, M.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine and serves as the Pediatric Residency Program Director.
Dr. Brown, a Kalamazoo native and Western Michigan University alumna, earned her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 2006. Following her pediatric internship and residency training at the University of Virginia, Dr. Brown pursued fellowship training in academic general pediatrics at the University of Rochester in New York. Upon the completion of an additional mini fellowship in child and adolescent mental health for primary care physicians at the University of Rochester, Dr. Brown joined the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester as an assistant professor. Dr. Brown is board certified in general pediatrics.
Dr. Brown has been a recipient of multiple merit and academic scholarships, as well as professional grant recognition, including an Excellence in Teaching Award; the Tom M. Johnson, MD Award for physician leadership, excellence in the art of medicine and the care of patients; the Janet Jeffries Award for demonstration of generosity, compassion, and self-sacrifice; and a Samuel W. Clausen research fellowship grant award for her project addressing asthma care, provider communication, and patient education in resident continuity clinic settings.
Dr. Brown is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Academic Pediatrics Association (APA), and is one of the national founding members of the APA Pediatric Fellows Special Interest Group. In addition to giving presentations at regional and local conferences, including the APA meeting in New York, New York, Dr. Brown has presented her research and scholarly works at the Pediatric Academic Societies’ (PAS) meetings in Vancouver, Canada, and Denver, Colorado.
Additionally, Dr. Brown has served on numerous departmental and divisional committees including the Residency Clinical Competency Committee, General Pediatrics Strategic Planning, Quality Improvement, Clinical Guidelines and Operations, Intern Selection, and Curriculum committees.
Throughout her clinical appointments, Dr. Brown has worked closely with medical students and residents and has served as the director of Outpatient Resident and Medical Education in the Division of General Pediatrics at the University of Rochester. In addition to mentoring, teaching, and scholarly activities, Dr. Brown remains active in direct patient care. Dr. Brown enjoys working with children and families dealing with complex medical conditions, as well as providing quality preventive care to pediatric patients from birth to young adulthood.