Dr. Desmond Brown is the director Of Pediatric Orthopedics at Boston Medical Center. Desmond attended Tulane Medical School in New Orleans and completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Tulane. He completed a fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedics at the Alfred I. DuPont Institute in Wilmington, Delaware. He went on to practice pediatric orthopedics in Pensacola, Florida, from 1990 until 2001 before leaving to do a Fellowship in Outcomes Research at Dartmouth College. Since 2003 he has been on the faculty of Boston University School of Medicine and Director of Pediatric Orthopedics at Boston Medical Center.
His current practice includes pediatric orthopedics and the management of orthopedic problems related to neurologic conditions in children and adults. In addition, he handles adult trauma call at Boston Medical Center, a level 1 trauma center. His research interests include using administrative databases for orthopedic research; injury prevention counseling; the economics of scoliosis surgery; orthopedic problems in the developing world; child abuse; and the influence of obesity on orthopedic conditions. He has served yearly as a volunteer at the Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap, Cambodia, since 2005.