David S. Brown, MD
Physician Practicing at Children's Health
When a child breaks a bone, Dr. David Brown says, their families often go into a crisis mode. As an orthopedic surgeon at Children’s Health℠ with more than 15 years of experience, Dr. Brown is used to treating these common musculoskeletal injuries and says it’s extremely rewarding to be able to reassure parents and help their child recover.
“When I have a kid that’s hurt, I’m treating the whole family,” Dr. Brown says. “I enjoy helping kids get back to their normal state, and when the healing is complete, seeing the way it affects the whole family.”
In addition to treating children with traumatic injuries such as sprains and fractures, Dr. Brown sees patients with a wide variety of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system at the Children’s Health Plano Campus. His patients include children with congenital problems such as hip dysplasia and limb deformities, as well as kids with developmental issues including scoliosis, cerebral palsy and muscle disease.
Dr. Brown is a Houston native and received his medical degree from UT Southwestern Medical Center. He completed his internship and residency at John Peter Smith/Fort Worth Affiliated Hospitals and his fellowship at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego.
As a physician and father of two daughters, Dr. Brown says he enjoys feeling like an integrated part of his community. “I love kids, and I love families,” he says. “I often have a chance to meet the family close to the child who’s injured because we go to the same church or our kids play on the same soccer team.”
Beyond his duties as a physician, Dr. Brown says spending time with his family in the community is very important to him. He is an active member in his church and coaches youth volleyball and soccer teams.
Education and Training
Medical SchoolUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (1995)
InternshipJohn Peter Smith Hospital (1996), Orthopaedic Surgery
ResidencyJohn Peter Smith Hospital (2001), Orthopaedic Surgery
FellowshipChildrens Hospital-San Diego (2002), Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Conditions & Treatments
Research & Publications
- Biomechanical Analysis of Anterior Spinal Instrumentation
Professional Associations and Affiliations
- American Medical Association
- North American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Texas Medical Association
Awards & Honors
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Dean's Academic Honor List
- University of Texas Commended Student
- Alpha Epsilon Delta Premed Honor Society