David Lawrence Brown, MD

Phone: 734-998-6022


David L. Brown, M.D. serves as an Associate Professor in the Section of Plastic Surgery at the University Michigan School of Medicine. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Brown received his M.D. degree from Vanderbilt University. He underwent General Surgery Residency training at the University of Cincinnati Hospitals and completed his Plastic Surgery Fellowship training at the University of Michigan. He received additional fellowship training in Reconstructive Microsurgery at St. Vincent's Hospital and the University of Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia. He joined the faculty at the University of Michigan where he has been a full time academic surgeon since 2001.

Dr. Brown is an active member of many national specialty societies including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, American Society for the Peripheral Nerve, and the Michigan Association of Plastic Surgeons. He is currently the Secretary-Treasurer of the Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons, Parliamentarian of the Plastic Surgery Research Council, and Secretary-Treasurer of the Dingman Society.

Dr. Brown authored a well-respected book of Plastic Surgery, The Michigan Manual of Plastic Surgery, as well as over 30 scientific journal articles and 8 book chapters, and has presented his work nationally and overseas.


Medical School or Training

  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine


  • University of Cincinnati, Surgery General, OH, 1997
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