Kelly A Brown, MD

Kelly A Brown, MD
Kelly A Brown, MD

Division Chief, General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

Residency Program Director, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine


Contact Information

1000 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine - Oakland, 269.337.6400

Kelly A. Brown, MD, is the Residency Program Director and Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine. Dr. Brown is a graduate of Western Michigan University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences in the year 2000. She earned her medical degree (MD) from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 2006 and completed her Residency in Pediatrics at the University of Virginia Health Systems in 2009. In addition, Dr. Brown pursued a Fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics from the University of Rochester Medical Center, which she completed in 2012. Dr. Brown completed an additional mini-fellowship in Child and Adolescent mental health at the University of Rochester and joined the Department of Pediatrics as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Brown has been a recipient of multiple merit and academic scholarships, as well as professional grant recognition for her fellowship project addressing provider communication, education, and asthma care.

Throughout her career, Dr. Brown has worked closely with medical students and residents. 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.

  • Board Certification

    • American Board of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics)
  • Education and Training

    • Fellowship 2012, General Academic Pediatrics, University of Rochester
    • Residency 2009, Pediatrics, University of Virginia
    • MD 2006, Michigan State University
    • BS 2000, Biomedical Sciences, Western Michigan University
  • Publications

    • Brown K.A., Samuel S., Patel D.R. Pharmacologic management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents: A review for practitioners Translational Pediatrics. 2018;7:36-47. doi: 10.21037/tp.2017.08.02.

    • Patel D., Brown K., Greydanus D. Pharmacotherapy of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents Chronic Disease and Disability: The Pediatric Gastrointestinal Tract. 2018:411-421.

    • Patel D., Feucht C., Brown K., Ramsay J. Pharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents: A review for practitioners Translational Pediatrics. 2018;7:23-35. doi: 10.21037/tp.2017.08.05.

    • Brown K.A., Dewoolkar A.V., Baker N., Dodich C. The female athlete triad: Special considerations for adolescent female athletes Translational Pediatrics. 2017;6:144-149. doi: 10.21037/tp.2017.04.04.

    • Brown K.A., Patel D.R., Darmawan D. Participation in sports in relation to adolescent growth and development Translational Pediatrics. 2017;6:150-159. doi: 10.21037/tp.2017.04.03.

    • Patel D., Yamasaki A., Brown K. Epidemiology of sports-related musculoskeletal injuries in young athletes in United States Translational Pediatrics. 2017;6:160-166. doi: 10.21037/tp.2017.04.08.

    • Patel D.R., Brown K.A. Conceptual framework and definitions of disability: An overview Child Abuse: Children with Disabilities. 2017:69-78.

    • Patel D., Brown K. Juvenile Fibromyalgia Journal of Pain Management. 2016;9:81-86.

    • Patel D., Brown K., Greydanus D. Anxiety disorders in children and adolescents Clinical Aspects of Psychopharmacology in Childhood and Adolescence, Second Edition. 2016:117-127.

    • Brown K., Patel D. Complementary and alternative medicine in developmental disabilities Indian Journal of Pediatrics. 2005;72:949-952. doi: 10.1007/BF02731671.