Aaron Brown, MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Curriculum Co-Director of Emergency Medicine Residency; Resident Scholarly Activity Panel Co-Director, Emergency Medicine Residency; Associate Chief: Quality and Patient Safety - UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Shadyside



2010 Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency

2007 MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

2002 BS, Vanderbilt University


Dr. Brown's academic interests focus on the educational mission of the residency and the University
of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  He is the residency Curriculum Director focused on the implementation of the residency didactic curriculum.  A part of this role, he works within the residency to develop and organize the residency
Emergency Medicine Education Conference, simulation offering, journal club, board review, intern orientation, and resident scholarly projects as co-chair of the resident scholarly project committee.

Within the medical school, his efforts include a course director role for the Evidence Based Medicine-Fundamentals course and teaching ethics and professionalism, acute care small group clinical cases, emergency medicine rotation related procedure labs, and a 4th year internship preparation course.


2012  University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Clinical Preceptor of the Year

2011-2016  Annals of Emergency Medicine Senior Reviewer/Top Reviewer

2008-2009  Annals of Emergency Medicine Resident Editor Fellowship

Current Academic Interests:

Site PI for PROACT Trial:  Procalcitonin in the evaluation of lower respiratory tract infection

Curriculum design and non-lecture based educational methods

Evidence based medicine education for residents and medical students