Allen W. Brown, M.D.

  1. Physiatrist

Departments

Specialty Groups

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Allen W. Brown, M.D., is Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the College of Medicine and Science, and Hospital Practice Chair of the Department. He has worked to develop integrated clinical practice models to provide coordinated, efficient trans-discipline rehabilitation care for individuals whose brain function has been altered by injury or disease. He and his clinical team use a data-driven practice-based evidence approach to continuous improvement of disease management strategies for acquired brain disorders across the care continuum.

Along with this clinical practice, Dr. Brown and his research team contribute to the advancement of brain rehabilitation science. Their work is supported by Federal, sub-Federal, and Foundational grants studying primarily stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Some of Dr. Brown's active research projects include:

  • Studying epidemiological associations between TBI and dementia
  • Predicting outcome after stroke and TBI using an individual's clinical characteristics
  • Testing complex behavioral interventions to improve participation outcomes in individuals with TBI using community-based pragmatic clinical trials
  • Using artificial intelligence to identify biomarkers within digital brain imaging and electrophysiology data sets that predict clinical outcomes after TBI including post-traumatic epilepsy
  1. Acquired brain disorder
  2. Brain aneurysm
  3. Brain tumor
  4. Concussion
  5. Degenerative brain disease
  6. Head and brain injury
  7. Head trauma
  8. Hemiparesis
  9. Neurocognitive disorder
  10. Stroke
  11. Traumatic brain injury
  1. Brain rehabilitation
  2. Inpatient rehabilitation
  3. Physical examination
  • Epidemiology of traumatic brain injury in the upper Midwest
  • Testing complex behavioral interventions using pragmatic clinical trials to improve outcomes after traumatic brain injury by combining the medical and social models of disease and partnering with community-based agencies
  • Using artificial intelligence to identify digital biomarkers within brain imaging data that predict outcomes after brain injury
Rochester

Rochester, Minnesota

  1. 1993
    Mayo Clinic Scholar - Postdoctoral Fellow, cerebrovascular research, Department of Cellular and Molecular NeuroscienceKarolinska Institute
  2. 1992
    Residency - Physical Medicine and RehabilitationMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 1989
    Transitional InternshipGunderson Clinic/Lutheran Hospital
  4. 1988
    MDUniversity of Minnesota Medical School
  5. 1983
    BA - PhysiologyUniversity of Minnesota
  6. 1979
    BMus - CompositionBerklee College of Music

Certifications

  1. 2014
    Brain Injury MedicineAmerican Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  2. 1994
    Physical Medicine & RehabilitationAmerican Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Awards and honors

  1. 2017
    Teacher of the Year, Physical Medicine and RehabilitationMayo Fellows and Residents Association
  2. 2017
    Mitchell Rosenthal Award - Best Scientific Publication in 2016, TBI Model System National DatabaseNational Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research
  3. 2016
    2016 Edward Lowman Award American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
  4. 2014
    AAPM&R Outstanding Council Service Award - Central Nervous System Rehabilitation CouncilAmerican Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  5. 2013
    Mitchell Rosenthal Award - Best Scientific Publication in 2012, TBI Model System National DatabaseNational Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
  6. 2010
    Elizabeth & Sidney Licht Award for Excellence in Scientific WritingAmerican Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
  7. 2010
    Teacher of the Year, Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationMayo Fellows and Residents Association
  8. 2003
    Verdyne LectureshipBrain Injury Association of Iowa
  9. 2003
    Excellence in Teaching RecognitionMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  10. 2002
    Excellence in Teaching RecognitionMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  11. 2001
    Excellence in Teaching RecognitionMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  12. 2000
    Acknowledged as a notable teacherMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration

Professional memberships

  1. 2019 - present
    MemberInternational Headache Society
  2. 2018 - present
    Advisory Board MemberNative American Research Outreach (NARO) at Mayo Clinic
  3. 2018 - present
    Task Force MemberInternational League Against Epilepsy, Task Force on Anti-epileptogenesis following TBI
  4. 2018 - present
    Member and ExpertEpilepsy Bioinformatics Study for Antiepileptogenic Therapy (EpiBioS4Rx), Public Engagement Core
  5. 2017
    AdvisorNative American Research Outreach (NARO) at Mayo Clinic
  6. 2015 - 2016
    Grant Application ReviewerUnited States Department of Defense, Traumatic Brain Injury Endpoints Development Initiative
  7. 2014 - present
    Grant Application ReviewerUS Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
  8. 2014 - 2015
    Past MemberMayo Stroke Center, Department of Neurology
  9. 2014 - present
    Advisory Panel MemberDepartment of the Army, Office of the Surgeon General, United States Department of Defense
  10. 2014 - present
    Co-investigatorUniversity of Washington, The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), Global Burden of Disease TBI Expert Group
  11. 2011 - 2015
    Past MemberExecutive Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  12. 2010 - present
    MemberInternational Brain Injury Association
  13. 2010 - 2014
    ChairState Trauma Advisory Council, Minnesota Department of Health
  14. 2009 - present
    Research Abstract ReviewerUnited States Department of Defense
  15. 2009 - present
    MemberWorld Federation of NeuroRehabilitation
  16. 2009 - 2011
    Past MemberTraumatic Brain Injury Conference Planning Task Force, Mayo Clinic Rochester Task Forces
  17. 2008 - 2010
    Vice ChairState Trauma Advisory Council, Minnesota Department of Health
  18. 2007 - present
    Planning CommitteeTraumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research
  19. 2007 - present
    Research CommitteeTraumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research
  20. 2007 - 2014
    MemberState Trauma Advisory Council, Minnesota Department of Health
  21. 2006 - 2016
    Past MemberTrauma Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  22. 2004 - present
    MemberAmerican Stroke Association
  23. 2004 - present
    MemberAmerican Heart Association
  24. 2002 - 2012
    Past MemberResident Selection Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  25. 2000 - present
    MemberAdvisory Committee, Trauma Data Bank, Minnesota Department of Health
  26. 2000 - 2017
    MemberPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research Committee, Research Committee, Mayo Group Practices
  27. 1998 - 2015
    Past MemberExecutive Committee, Rehabilitation Unit, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  28. 1998 - 2016
    Past ChairDivision of Brain Rehabilitation, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  29. 1998 - 2015
    Past ChairBrain Rehabilitation Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  30. 1998 - 2015
    Past ChairAcquired Brain Disorders Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  31. 1998 - 2004
    MemberBrain Injury Association of Minnesota, Brain Injury Association of America
  32. 1998 - present
    ChairRegional Advisory Council on Traumatic Brain Injury, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  33. 1995 - present
    MemberAssociation of Academic Physiatrists
  34. 1993 - 2014
    MemberSociety for Neuroscience
  35. 1993 - 2009
    MemberNational Stroke Association
  36. 1993 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Neurorehabilitation
  37. 1992 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  38. 1991 - present
    FellowAmerican Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  39. 1989 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association