Stephen D. Brown, MD

Director

Stephen D. Brown MD, brings to this position his far-reaching expertise in medical ethics, deep knowledge of IPEP, and a forward-thinking perspective for the Institute. Steve is an Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and pediatric radiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital. A faculty member in the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics, he is a longstanding member of the Children’s Hospital Ethics Advisory Committee and an Associate Ethicist in the hospital’s Office of Ethics, with broad experience in clinical consultations, educational programming, and policy deliberations.

Steve was formerly Chair of the Professionalism Committee of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and a member of the RSNA Patient-Centered Radiology Steering Committee. He has received substantial recognition for his innovative scholarship and educational initiatives around ethics and communication. In 2006, he received a Children’s Hospital Faculty Career Development Award and 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 William F. Milton Fund. Steve received a 2011 RSNA Education Scholar Award, and a 2014 Boston Children’s Hospital Academy Medical Educator Award for Innovative Scholarship in Medical Education.

Publications:

Brown SD, Rider EA, Jamieson K, Meyer EC, Callahan MJ, Benedectis C, Bixby SD, Walters M, Forman SF, Varrin PH, Forbes P, Roussin CJ, Development of a Standardized Kalamazoo Communication Skills Assessment Tool For Radiologists (KalRad): Validation, Multisource Reliability, and Lessons Learned. American Journal of Radiology. August 2017.

Brown SD, Rider EA, Jamieson K, Meyer EC, Callahan MJ, Benedectis C, Bixby SD, Walters M, Forman SF, Varrin PH, Forbes P, Roussin CJ, Development of a Standardized Kalamazoo Communication Skills Assessment Tool For Radiologists (KalRad): Validation, Multisource Reliability, and Lessons Learned, AJR 2017 May 24:1- 7. doi: 10.2214/AJR.16.17439. [Epub ahead of print]

Kemp JL, Mahoney MC, Mathews VP, Wintermark M, Yee J, Brown SD, Patient-Centered Radiology. Where are we, where do we want to be, and how do we get there? Radiology 2017 Nov; 285(2):601-608.

DeBenedectis CM, Gauguet J-M, Makris J, Brown SD, Rosen MP, Coming Out of the Dark: A curriculum for teaching and evaluating radiology residents’ communications skills through simulation, JACR 2017 Jan; 14 (1) 87–91

Meyer EC, Lamiani G, Luff D, Brown SD. Voices emerging from the shadows: Radiologic practitioners’ experiences of challenging conversations. Patient Education and Counseling 2017 Feb (100):133-138

Meyer EC, Lamiani G, Luff D, Brown SD. Voices Emerging from the Shadows: Radiologic Practitioners’ Experiences of Challenging Conversations. Patient Education and Counseling. 2016; 99:1461-1466.
Truog RD, Brown SD, Browning D, Hundert EM, Rider EA, Bell SK, Meyer EC. Microethics: The Ethics of Everyday Clinical Practice. Hastings Center Report 2015 Jan;45(1):1-7.

Brown SD, Callahan MJ, Browning DM, Lebowitz, RL, Bell SK, Jang J, Meyer EC, Radiology trainees’ comfort with difficult conversations and attitudes about error disclosure Effect of a communication skills workshop. Journal of the American College of Radiology 2014 Aug; 11(8)781-7.

Brown SD, Lehman CD, Truog RD, Browning DM, Gallagher TL, Stepping Out Further from the Shadows Disclosure of Harmful Radiologic Errors to Patients, Radiology, February 2012; 262(2):381-386. PMCID: PMC3267076.