Dr. Brandon Brown is a fetal and pediatric radiologist, focusing his care on imaging for the perinatal period. Dr. Brown is the Director of Fetal and Perinatal Imaging, as well as the Director of Vitality and Values at Riley Hospital for Children.
He completed his undergraduate degree in political philosophy at the University of Dallas in Texas, and completed a joint degree program in medicine and philosophy at Indiana University. His residency in diagnostic radiology was also completed at Indiana University, and his subspecialty fellowship training in pediatric radiology was at Riley Hospital.
His clinical work is at the intersection of several areas of medicine, and he is a member of the Departments of Radiology, Pediatrics, Surgery, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a founding executive committee member of The Fetal Center at Riley Children’s Health.
Dr. Brown's clinical work is closely aligned with his research, which focuses on advanced imaging techniques to enable diagnosis of and counseling for families with high-risk pregnancy and complex congenital anomalies. He is active in research on the human placenta, focusing on placental blood flow and its relationship to fetal abnormalities.
In 2005, he served as a graduate research fellow for the Indiana University Center for Bioethics, and has been a leader in the areas of medical ethics and professionalism both locally at IU and on the national level. He is a member of the Section on Bioethics for the American Academy of Pediatrics, serves as former chair of the Professionalism Committee for the Society for Pediatric Radiology, and is the current chair for of Professionalism for the Radiologic Society of North America. At Indiana University, he has taught medical ethics for the School of Medicine since 2014. He also taught bioethics at Butler University in Indianapolis for 6 years, and has taught in the departments of Philosophy as well as Medical Humanities and Health Studies at Indiana University - Indianapolis since 2014. He has won each of the top awards in his department for teaching radiologic technologists, medical students, and radiology residents. He has also won the Trustee Teaching Award and the Exemplar of Professionalism Award from the School of Medicine. He was the Berlin Scholar in Medical Professionalism.
In the department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Dr. Brown is the first Vice-Chair for Professional Development and Wellness, overseeing committees focused on diversity, employee recognition, career planning, and promotions, among other initiatives.
Dr. Brown's varied work in fetal medicine, perinatal imaging, medical ethics, and professionalism combine to allow him to stay in close contact with the clinical, research, and educational missions of academic medicine. Most importantly, they all contribute to revealing new and innovative ways to care for some of Indiana's youngest patients.