Alexandra Brown, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Neurology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco CA 94110
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


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    Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NYFellowship2015Clinical Neurophysiology/EMG
    Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NYChief Resident2014Chief Resident 2013-2014
    Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NYResidency2014Neurology
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, D.C.M.D.2010Medical School
    Brown University, Providence, RIB.S. 2003Neuroscience
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2017Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Dr. Alexandra Brown received her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at Brown University in Providence, RI and her medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC. She completed her Neurology Residency and Clinical Neurophysiology-EMG fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Dr. Brown has been a Clinician-Educator in the UCSF Department of Neurology since 2015. She works in a variety of clinical settings including the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences where she sees patients in the UCSF Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Neurology Complex Diagnosis Clinic, as well as Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG) where she serves as Medical Director of Outpatient Neurology (Neurology Clinic Director). She is very passionate about health equity and works in her role as clinic director to ensure patient access. She directs an outpatient rotation, entitled "Care for the Underserved," for the UCSF Neurology Residency where she strives to promote equitable care by teaching an empathic and inclusive bedside manner as well as strategies for how to maximize patient engagement in neurological care. Her work in this area earned her the honor of being named the 2021 Kenneth M. Viste, Jr. MD “Patient Advocate of the Year” by the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Brown serves as an Assistant Program Director for the UCSF Neurology Residency as well as Director of Neurology Education at ZSFG, where she oversees all medical student and resident trainees who rotate on neurology at ZSFG. Dr. Brown is a member of the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators and focuses academically on medical education, with a particular research interest in medical student assessment on clinical clerkships. Combining her passions for both equity and assessment, she co-developed a faculty workshop for the UCSF Center for Faculty Educators covering the topic of "Equitable Assessment" which she delivers regularly as part of the Teaching for Equity and Inclusion Certificate in the Teach for UCSF program. She is a graduate of the Teaching Scholars Program 2018-2019 and the UCSF-Coro Faculty Leadership Collaborative 2019-2020, and current participant in the 2021-2022 UC Women’s Initiative for Professional Development (UCWI) leadership program.