Robert D. Brown, Jr., M.D., M.P.H.

  1. Neurologist



  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Robert D. Brown Jr., M.D., M.P.H., is a neurologist with a subspecialty expertise in stroke and cerebrovascular disease. His clinical interests include:

  • Cerebrovascular diseases of all types.
  • Ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack evaluation and management.
  • Intracranial aneurysms — evaluation, screening and management.
  • Intracranial vascular malformations including cavernous malformations and arteriovenous malformations.
  • Central nervous system vasculitis evaluation and management.
  • Stroke prevention.
  • The evaluation and management of all other neurological disorders.
  • For all patients seen, provision of care focusing on the primary value of Mayo Clinic: The needs of the patient come first.

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Brown has been active in stroke-cerebrovascular disease research for over 30 years, and has served as principal investigator, and on the executive committee and steering committees for numerous NIH-funded research studies. He has published extensively in scientific journals. He also has a long-standing interest in the education of residents and fellows, and in presenting at continuous professional development courses in the field of stroke and cerebrovascular disease for other physicians and health care providers.

  1. Arteriovenous malformation
  2. Brain aneurysm
  3. Carotid artery disease
  4. Cavernous malformations
  5. CNS vasculitis
  6. Stroke
  7. Stroke prevention
  8. Transient ischemic attack
  • Stroke: evaluation and management
  • Transient ischemic attack: evaluation and management
  • Stroke epidemiology and prevention
  • Carotid artery disease: medical, endovascular and surgical management
  • Cerebral aneurysms
  • Intracranial arteriovenous malformations
  • Intracranial cavernous malformations
  • CNS vascultis

Rochester, Minnesota

  1. 1992
    Fellow - Cerebrovascular Disease and StrokeMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 1992
    MPH - Public Health, EpidemiologyUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  3. 1991
    Resident - NeurologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 1987
    MDMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 1983
    BS - Chemistry
    BiologyGustavus Adolphus College


  1. 2008
    Vascular NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  2. 1994
    NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Awards and honors

  1. 2005
    Internal Medicine Residency, Recognition for Excellence in Inpatient Teaching 1999-2004Mayo Clinic
  2. 2005
    Individual Award for ExcellenceMayo Clinic
  3. 2004
    Distinguished Clinician AwardMayo Clinic
  4. 2002
    Outstanding Faculty AwardMayo School of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  5. 2001
    Stroke Leadership AwardAmerican Heart Association
  6. 1999
    American Neurological Association MembershipAmerican Neurological Association
  7. 1997
    Medical Student Scholarship (Cerebrovascular Disease)American Heart Association
  8. 1993
    Karis AwardMayo Clinic
  9. 1991
    Woltman AwardMayo Clinic
  10. 1991
    Fellowship AwardNational Stroke Association
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Professional memberships

  1. 2006 - 2009
    ChairEducation Committee, American Neurological Association
  2. 2005 - present
    Board MemberBioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota
  3. 2003
    MemberClassification Committee BARI 2D Study, Morbidity and Mortality Committee
  4. 2003 - present
    MemberACGME General Competencies Task Force, Mayo Clinic Rochester Task Forces
  5. 2001 - 2002
    MemberProfessionalism and Communication Skills Subgroup, ACGME General Competencies Development Task Force, Department of Internal Medicine
  6. 2001 - present
    MemberProgram Accreditation and Development Subcommittee, American Academy of Neurology
  7. 2000 - present
    MemberOfficers & Councilors of Staff - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  8. 1999 - present
    MemberAmerican Neurological Association
  9. 1999 - present
    MemberNational Institutes of Health
  10. 1998 - 2000
    MemberMedical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP), American College of Physicians
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