David Andrew Brown
David Andrew Brown

David Andrew Brown

Associate Professor of Surgery


David A. Brown, M.D., Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Vice Chief of Research in the Division of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery at Duke University and Section Chief of Plastic Surgery at Durham VA Medical Center. Dr. Brown is originally from Colorado and studied engineering at the University of Colorado followed by a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at UCLA. He subsequently attended medical school at UC Irvine and went on to complete general surgery residency at University of Washington Medical Center followed by plastic surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Brown practices general reconstructive surgery, including the surgical treatment of skin defects left by cancer, infection, and trauma. His clinical interests include targeted muscle reinnervation and soft tissue reconstruction of the back. He is an NIH-funded researcher exploring mechanisms of limb and digit regeneration in mammals with the hope of one day applying regeneration-based therapies to human diseases. He is the medical director of the Duke Wound Healing Clinic and co-director of the Duke Regeneration Center. Dr. Brown is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and the American Board of Wound Management.


Associate Professor of Surgery in the School of Medicine

2023 School of Medicine

Affiliate of the Duke Regeneration Center in the School of Medicine

2021 School of Medicine


B.S. 1999

1999 University of Colorado, Boulder

Ph.D. 2008

2008 University of California, Los Angeles

M.D. 2009

2009 University of California, Irvine

General Surgery Resident, SURGERY

2014 University of Washington, School of Medicine

Plastic Surgery Resident, SURGERY

2017 Duke University

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