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David Brown

David M. Brown, M.D., FACS

A St. Louis native, Dr. David Brown is a board-certified hand surgeon who has dedicated his career to the care of patients with hand, wrist and elbow injuries.

Dr. Brown has been a recognized expert in workplace injuries to the upper extremity and has taken on some of our region's most complex and high-profile cases, applying his unique training in plastic and orthopedic surgery to a full spectrum of surgical and non-surgical conditions. In private practice since 1998, Dr. Brown has been recognized as a “Best Doctor in America” in Hand Surgery by his peers, and elected one of “America's Top Surgeons” specializing in Hand Surgery.

Known for his surgical skills and compassionate manner, Dr. Brown trained under the direction of some of the nation's most respected hand surgeons. After completing his undergraduate studies at Texas Christian University, he received his medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where he later completed an orthopedic hand and upper extremity surgery fellowship with Dr. David P. Green, editor of the standard textbook used by hand surgeons worldwide. Dr. Brown performed his general surgery and plastic & reconstructive surgery residencies, as well as a reconstructive microsurgery research fellowship, at Washington University School of Medicine. His many professional affiliations include membership in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, which requires additional training and subspecialty board certification. Highly regarded for his workplace injury expertise, he is frequently sought to speak on workers' compensation issues.

Dr. Brown and his staff were compassionate, knowledgeable and supportive, before, during and after my surgery. They gave me the opportunity to return to the job I love. — Sandy