John Brown, MD

Biography: 

Dr. Brown is the Medical Director of the San Francisco Emergency Medical Services Agency, a position he has held since 1996. This position is responsible for the regulation of the prehospital dispatch, first response, ambulance transport and emergency medical care for the City and County of San Francisco. He is also an Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco Medical School and an Attending Physician at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. He is the EMS and Disaster Medicine Associate Fellowship Director for UCSF and a Medical Officer for Disaster Medical Team CA-6, the Bay Area’s volunteer medical team for the National Disaster Medical System. He is a 14 year veteran of the US Navy Medical Corps and during his tenure with the Navy was the Naval Surgeon General’s Advisor for EMS and completed an EMS Fellowship at the University of Arizona. Research interests include evaluation of frequent use of EMS services, special events EMS medicine, LGBT Health Issues education for residents, and development of EMS services in global health.

Publications: 

Adult Patients with Respiratory Distress: Current Evidence-based Recommendations for Prehospital Care.

The western journal of emergency medicine

Hodroge SS, Glenn M, Breyre A, Lee B, Aldridge NR, Sporer KA, Koenig KL, Gausche-Hill M, Salvucci AA, Rudnick EM, Brown JF, Gilbert GH

Erratum: This Article Corrects: "Trends in Regionalization of Care for ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction".

The western journal of emergency medicine

Hsia RY, Sabbagh S, Sarkar N, Sporer K, Rokos IC, Brown JF, Brindis RG, Guo J, Shen YC

Altered Mental Status: Current Evidence-based Recommendations for Prehospital Care.

The western journal of emergency medicine

Sanello A, Gausche-Hill M, Mulkerin W, Sporer KA, Brown JF, Koenig KL, Rudnick EM, Salvucci AA, Gilbert GH

Trends in Regionalization of Care for ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction.

The western journal of emergency medicine

Hsia RY, Sabbagh S, Sarkar N, Sporer K, Rokos IC, Brown JF, Brindis RG, Guo J, Shen YC

Prehospital Care for the Adult and Pediatric Seizure Patient: Current Evidence-based Recommendations.

The western journal of emergency medicine

Silverman EC, Sporer KA, Lemieux JM, Brown JF, Koenig KL, Gausche-Hill M, Rudnick EM, Salvucci AA, Gilbert GH

Acute Stroke: Current Evidence-based Recommendations for Prehospital Care.

The western journal of emergency medicine

Glober NK, Sporer KA, Guluma KZ, Serra JP, Barger JA, Brown JF, Gilbert GH, Koenig KL, Rudnick EM, Salvucci AA

Chest Pain of Suspected Cardiac Origin: Current Evidence-based Recommendations for Prehospital Care.

The western journal of emergency medicine

Savino PB, Sporer KA, Barger JA, Brown JF, Gilbert GH, Koenig KL, Rudnick EM, Salvucci AA

EMS-STARS: Emergency Medical Services "Superuser" Transport Associations: An Adult Retrospective Study.

Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors

Hall MK, Raven MC, Hall J, Yeh C, Allen E, Rodriguez RM, Tangherlini NL, Sporer KA, Brown JF

Which emergency medical dispatch codes predict high prehospital nontransport rates in an urban community?

Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors

Hodell EM, Sporer KA, Brown JF

Ambulance need at mass gatherings.

Prehospital and disaster medicine

Meites E, Brown JF

Frequent use of emergency medical services by the elderly: a case-control study using paramedic records.

Prehospital and disaster medicine

Tangherlini N, Pletcher MJ, Covec MA, Brown JF