Stephen David Brown
Stephen David Brown, M.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology

Dr. Brown is a pediatric radiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and Director of the Hospital’s Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice (IPEP), which trains medical professionals to communicate with patients and families with more compassion and confidence. He is an Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, and serves as faculty for medical and Master’s students in its Center for Bioethics. Dr. Brown is an Associate Clinical Ethicist in the Boston Children’s Hospital Office of Ethics, Senior Scholar in its Academy for Teaching and Educational Innovation, past Chair of the RSNA Professionalism Committee, and an inaugural member of the Society for Pediatric Radiology Ethics Committee. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, completed Diagnostic Radiology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, and fellowships in Pediatric Radiology and Pediatric Interventional Radiology at Boston Children’s Hospital.
 
Dr. Brown received a 2006 Children's Hospital Faculty Career Development Award, and he was named an Eleanor and Miles Shore 50th Anniversary Scholar in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is the inaugural recipient of the American Roentgen Ray Society Leonard Berlin Scholarship in Medical Professionalism, and a recipient of grants from the Kornfeld Program in Bioethics and Patient Care, the Greenwall Foundation, and the Harvard University Milton Fund. A recipient of a certificate of Excellence in Tutoring by the Academy at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Brown received a 2011 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Education Scholar Award, and a 2014 Boston Children’s Hospital Academy Medical Educator Award for Innovative Scholarship in Medical Education. His article entitled “Radiology trainees’ comfort with difficult conversations and attitudes about error disclosure: Effect of a communication skills workshop” was awarded as “Best of 2014” for Training and Education by theJournal of the American College of Radiology. His 2017 Radiology article entitled “Patient-Centered Radiology.  Where are we, where do we want to be, and how do we get there?” was named the best scientific article of the year for the field of Radiology.

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Error Disclosure and Apology in Radiology: The Case for Further Dialogue.
Authors: Authors: Brown SD, Bruno MA, Shyu JY, Eisenberg R, Abujudeh H, Norbash A, Gallagher TH.
Radiology
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The Need for National Guidance Around Informed Consent About GBCA Safety.
Authors: Authors: Brown SD.
Am J Bioeth
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Incorporating Patient- and Family-Centered Care Into Radiology Residency Training Through an Experiential Curriculum.
Authors: Authors: DeBenedectis CM, Sarkany D, Morrow M, Del Re D, DiVito D, Brown SD, Slanetz PJ.
J Am Coll Radiol
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A Review of Resources and Methodologies Available for Teaching and Assessing Patient-Related Communication Skills in Radiology.
Authors: Authors: Sarkany D, DeBenedectis CM, Brown SD.
Acad Radiol
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Attitudes of paediatric and obstetric specialists towards prenatal surgery for lethal and non-lethal conditions.
Authors: Authors: Antiel RM, Curlin FA, Lantos JD, Collura CA, Flake AW, Johnson MP, Rintoul NE, Brown SD, Feudtner C.
J Med Ethics
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"I Sleep, But My Heart Is Awake": <i>Negotiating marginal states in life and death</i>.
Authors: Authors: Hayden MC, Brown SD.
Perspect Biol Med
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Weighing the Social and Ethical Considerations of Maternal-Fetal Surgery.
Authors: Authors: Antiel RM, Flake AW, Collura CA, Johnson MP, Rintoul NE, Lantos JD, Curlin FA, Tilburt JC, Brown SD, Feudtner C.
Pediatrics
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Patient-centered Radiology: Where Are We, Where Do We Want to Be, and How Do We Get There?
Authors: Authors: Kemp JL, Mahoney MC, Mathews VP, Wintermark M, Yee J, Brown SD.
Radiology
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Is there a place for CPR and sustained physiological support in brain-dead non-donors?
Authors: Authors: Brown SD.
J Med Ethics
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Development of a Standardized Kalamazoo Communication Skills Assessment Tool for Radiologists: Validation, Multisource Reliability, and Lessons Learned.
Authors: Authors: Brown SD, Rider EA, Jamieson K, Meyer EC, Callahan MJ, DeBenedectis CM, Bixby SD, Walters M, Forman SF, Varrin PH, Forbes P, Roussin CJ.
AJR Am J Roentgenol
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