Paul Brown, MD, FACS, FACC
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery
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Paul S. Brown Jr., M.D., obtained his high school, undergraduate and medical degrees from St. Louis University. He then completed a general surgical residency at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, a cardiac surgical clinical and research fellowship in the Surgery Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, and his thoracic surgical residency at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. He has participated in multiple post graduate preceptorship programs in the fields of endovascular surgery, including carotid, abdominal and thoracic aortic stent grafting.
Prior to entering private practice, he served on the surgical faculty of the University of Texas and has authored many scientific research papers with presentations at national meetings in the fields of cardioplegic protection of the arrested heart, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, selective immunosuppressions on the transplanted heart and management of anticoagulation. He is a two-time recipient of the Andrew G. Morrow Society of Cardiovascular Surgeons Traveling Research Fellowship Award and currently reviews articles for various scientific journals.
Dr. Brown is a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners, certified by the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Thoracic Surgery as well as certified as a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (past Governor), American College of Cardiology, American College of Chest Physicians and Society for Vascular Surgery.
Over the past 35 years he has performed, as primary surgeon, more than 15,000 surgical procedures, including more than 150 lung transplants and 100 heart transplants, as well as assisted on thousands of other procedures. He practices the full spectrum of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, although his particular interests are aortic root pathology, coronary artery disease, diseases of the thoracic and abdominal aorta and lung tumors.
Born 1961 in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Brown is an Eagle Scout, a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and also holds the rank of colonel in the United State Army Reserve, Medical Corps in which he has been serving and still serves since 1993 and has had multiple deployments.
In his spare time, he enjoys sporting clays, auto racing, biking, snow skiing, STL Cardinals Baseball and astrophotography.
Areas of practice include:
- Coronary artery bypass grafting (on and off pump)
- Heart valve repair and replacement
- Thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissections open and stent
- Surgical treatment of cardiac arrythmias
- Pacemaker and defibrillator placement
- Evaluation of lung, esophageal, mediastinal and chest
- Open and thorascopic treatment of thoracic cancers
- Thorascopic sympathectomy
- Surgical treatment of esophageal dysmotility disorders
- Placement of indwelling thoracic ports and drainage catheters
- Diagnosis and surgical treatment of carotid artery disease
- Abdominal aortic aneurism open and stent graft repair
- Lower and upper extremity revascularization for pain and non-healing wounds
St. Louis University School of Medicine
Hospital of The University Of Penn.
National Institutes of Health Surgery Branch
American Board of Surgery Surgery - General American Board of Thoracic Surgery American Board of Surgery Surgery - Cardiothoracic American Board of Thoracic Surgery Surgery - Cardiothoracic American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Surgery - Cardiothoracic