Dr. Matthew Brown, Chair of the Department of Surgery, named recipient of Aisner Award for Excellence in Teaching Physical Diagnosis

 

Matthew Brown, MD, chair of the Department of Surgery at MelroseWakefield Hospital and Clinical Instructor at Tufts University School of Medicine has been named the 2021-2022 recipient of the Mark Aisner, MD Award for Excellence in Teaching Physical Diagnosis during the Core Clerkships at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is the first surgeon to receive the Aisner award since its inception.

The Mark Aisner, MD Award for Excellence in Teaching Physical Diagnosis was established in 1988 by former Tufts University School of Medicine students, colleagues, patients, and friends of Mark Aisner, MD, in recognition of his distinguished contributions to the school as the course director for Physical Diagnosis (1946-1977), and in honor of his prestigious career in education, research, and clinical practice in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Physiology.

The purpose of the award is to foster and enhance the teaching of physical diagnosis at Tufts University School of Medicine and at its affiliated hospitals, such as MelroseWakefield Hospital, as exemplified by Dr. Aisner throughout his illustrious sixty-five years in medicine. At the end of their third year, students are asked to nominate faculty who have emphasized and expertly taught physical diagnosis skills during the core clerkships for the Aisner award. Faculty feedback from end-of-Clerkship evaluations are also reviewed as part of the selection process.

Dr. Brown, in addition to being chair of the Department of Surgery, is Trauma Medical Director for MelroseWakefield Hospital and the Community Clerkship Director for Tufts Surgical Residents and Medical Students who rotate through MelroseWakfield Hospital.  His clinical interests include complex abdominal wall reconstructions, robotic-assisted surgery, surgical education and global health service trips.

He received his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, and completed his general surgical residency at the University of New Mexico Hospital. While in New Mexico, he also served as a Major in the US Air Force providing surgical care at Kirtland Air Force Base.

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