Ronald Brown, MD has been with NSEM since June of 1999. He served on the NSEM Board previously in 2003, and was again elected to the Board by his colleagues in October of 2013. Dr. Brown was elected Board President in June 2016. He is a current member of the Finance Committee and has served on the Human Resources/ Scheduling Committee for over five years.
Dr. Brown was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended the University of California in San Diego where he received his Bachelor Degree in Animal Physiology & German Literature. He subsequently earned his Medical Degree at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia and also completed his General Surgery and Emergency Medicine Residencies at Emory University. While he did live in Georgia and California for several years, he was ultimately drawn to Washington where he now calls home.
Dr. Brown is an avid leader of Emergency Medical Services in Snohomish County. For over ten years he has served as Medical Director for the City of Everett Fire Department and two Snohomish County Fire Districts. Since 2005, Dr. Brown has carried out the duties of Medical Director and Flight Physician for Snohomish County Search and Rescue, an organization comprised of 300 volunteers who respond to emergency calls 24 hours a day/365 days a year.
From 2005 – 2012 Dr. Brown served as the EMS Medical Director for the Washington State Department of Health in Snohomish County. In this capacity, he was responsible for developing and maintaining county protocols, establishing a continuing education curriculum for medics, and instituting an electronic medical records system for the county Emergency Medical System; to name just a few of his numerous duties in that position.
Dr. Brown served until 2012 as a member of the US Department of Health & Human Services - International Medical Surgical Response Team which deploys surgical medical specialists to provide critical care during disaster or public health emergencies. These have included both domestic and international deployments such as the World Trade Center Bombings, Hurricane Katrina, and the earthquake in Haiti.
When not working in the Emergency Department or performing search and rescue missions, Dr. Brown enjoys hiking and spending time outdoors with his dogs. Dr. Brown also raises goats, rabbits, and chickens on his five-acre farm.
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