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 and her medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. 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 based at Zuckerberg San Francisco General since 2015. She works in a variety of clinical settings and primarily in the outpatient setting, where she serves as Director of Outpatient Neurology (Neurology Clinic Director) at ZSFG. She is very passionate about health equity and works in her role as Neurology Clinic Director to ensure patient access. She directs a neurology outpatient rotation ("Care for the Underserved") 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. Dr. Brown serves as an Assistant Program Director for the UCSF Neurology Residency as well as Director of Neurology Education at ZSFG where she is the Neuro 140.10 subinternship course director, Neuro 110 site director, Neurology residency site director, overseeing all 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 in the Teach for UCSF program covering the topic of "Equitable Assessment" which she delivers regularly as part of the Teaching for Equity and Inclusion Certificate program. She is a graduate of the Teaching Scholars Program 2018-2019 and the UCSF-Coro Faculty Leadership Collaborative 2019-2020.