SITKA – SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Dr. David Brown, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. He began seeing patients this week.
Dr. Brown is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. He earned his medical degree from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, and was an AOA Honors Graduate.
He completed his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, Level 1 Trauma & Burn Center in San Antonio, Texas where he maintained a General Orthopedic practice for 11 years. He served as the Chief of Orthopedic Surgery from 2008-2010 and achieved the rank of Colonel before retiring from the military. While at Brooke Army MEDCEN, Dr. Brown did a tour in Afghanistan and was the Commander of a Forward Surgical Team, a 20-man surgical team responsible for treating a wide array of complex trauma patients.
After completing his military service in 2011, Dr. Brown moved to Southeast Alaska and through 2015, worked with the PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center and the Ketchikan community to build a busy orthopedic practice. He also fielded offsite clinics in Wrangell, Sitka, & Prince of Wales, often working to support the SEARHC facility in Craig. His team created a total joint replacement program in Ketchikan, performing more than 180 joint replacement procedures, including shoulder, hip, and knee replacements.
Before coming on board at SEARHC, Dr. Brown had been working as a General Orthopedic Surgeon with The Center for Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care, a top tier orthopedic, neurosurgical, and physical medicine subspecialty private practice group in Bend, Oregon.
Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital Administrator, Jeffrey Prater, said, “We are excited to have Dr. Brown as part of our team; he brings unrivaled experience in orthopedic surgery to our hospital. Dr. Brown’s qualifications and his previous experience living and working in Southeast Alaska make him an excellent addition to our surgical department and for the people we serve.”