Calvin A Brown III, MD FAAEM

Calvin A. Brown III, MD FAAEM

Dr. Brown is the Director of Physician Compliance, Credentialing and Urgent Care Services for Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), former Associate Chief in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, and an attending physician in the emergency departments at both the Brigham and Women’s and Faulkner campuses.  He is also an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. 


Dr. Brown graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1995 with honors in Biochemistry.  He attended medical school at the University of Mississippi and graduated magna cum laude in 2001.  During medical school he was recognized with the SAEM Excellence in Emergency Medicine student award, was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, and was named medical student of the year in 2001.  Dr. Brown completed his emergency medicine residency training at the Harvard-Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency program from 2001-2005, serving as chief resident in his final year. 


Dr. Brown’s primary areas of interest include airway management research, process improvement, and medical student/resident education.  He has received the Outstanding Attending of the Year Award in four consecutive years (2008-2011) in recognition of the BWH faculty who exhibits excellence in emergency medicine resident education and mentorship. 


Research endeavors include serving as PI for the National Emergency Airway Registry (NEAR) and principle investigator for two grant funded projects on performance characteristics of emergency video laryngoscopy and pre-hospital airway management.  Dr. Brown has published original research in Annals of Emergency Medicine, Academic Emergency Medicine, The Journal of Emergency Medicine, Resuscitation, Critical Care Medicine, and American Journal of EM and Pediatrics, and he has authored chapters on airway management in UpToDate – Emergency Medicine, The Manual of Emergency Airway Management 3rd Ed, and Rosen’s Textbook of Emergency Medicine.  He is an associate editor for New England Journal of Medicine – Journal Watch and is an ad hoc reviewer for several emergency medicine and critical care journals, including the Journal of Emergency Medicine, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and The Journal of Critical Care.  He has spoken locally, nationally, and internationally on airway management and has been a member of the teaching faculty for the Difficult Airway Course: Emergency™ since 2005.

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