Dr. Joseph Brown has always liked solving problems. That’s one of the reasons why he began his career as an engineer. But Dr. Brown also likes helping people and saving lives. Switching to the medical profession provided the perfect opportunity to combine the best of both worlds. Board certified in general surgery, Dr. Brown specializes in minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques using high-tech instruments such as miniature cameras and high definition monitors. Dr. Brown also has a clinical interest in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of breast disease, hernia repair, and performs many minor surgical procedures in the office. Above all, Dr. Brown specializes in connecting with his patients. By discussing the options up front and listening to the patients’ concerns, he encourages his patients to become active participants in their own medical treatment plans.
Education and Training
After earning his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 2001, Dr. Brown completed the Carillion Roanoke Hospital General Surgery Residency Program. Prior to medical school, Dr. Brown earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Honors and Awards
Among his many academic honors, Dr. Joseph Brown graduated cum laude in the undergraduate civil engineering program at Virginia Tech.
Dr. Brown has conducted a variety of research projects during his medical training. Topics include: the Metzer Lyons test in the evaluation of gall bladder disease, the use of preoperative ultrasound in localizing parathyroid adenomas, indicators of morbidity in bariatric patients, and presidential medicine.
Prior to medical school, Dr. Brown worked as a surveyor in Southwestern Virginia’s deep shaft coal mines and as a design engineer in Northern Virginia. He has been in private practice at Fauquier Health with Northern Virginia Surgical Specialists since 2006.
Dr. Joseph Brown lives in Warrenton and is married with one child. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing.
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