Melanie L. Brown, M.D.

Melanie L. Brown, M.D.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, 1998


Dr. Melanie Brown is an Integrative Medicine, Pain and Pediatric Palliative physician and clinical medical ethicist. She is the Program Director of Integrative Medicine at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and is also Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. She serves on the Executive Board for the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Integrative Medicine and has written a number of articles and international curricula on Integrative Medicine, Integrative Pain Management and Pediatric Palliative Care. Dr. Brown was formerly a basic science researcher who developed a transgenic mouse model of asthma, critical care physician and Medical Director of the Pain, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine at the University of Chicago where she also served as director of Healer’s Art at the Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Brown attended medical school at Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN and residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Memorial Hospital/Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. She received fellowship training in Pediatric Critical Care at the University of Chicago; Clinical Medical Ethics at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics; Medical Education through the Medical Education Research, Innovation, Teaching and Scholarship (MERITS) at the University of Chicago and Integrative Medicine at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. She also received her Acupuncture training from the Helms Institute and Hypnosis through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute. She lives in Minnesota with her husband, 2 daughters, 5 pond goldfish and a seemingly infinite number of wild bunnies.

Additional information

Mayo Clinic Education

Campus: Mayo Clinic in Rochester

Name: Mayo Medical School (MMS)

Degree: Medical Student

Specialty: Medicine

Year: 1998

Other Education

Name: Children\'s Memorial Hospital/Northwestern-Mcgaw Medical Center

Degree: Residency

Specialty: pediatric & adolescent med

Year: 2001

Name: University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

Degree: Fellowship, Integrative Medicine

Specialty: Medicine

Year: 2014

Name: University of Chicago

Degree: Fellowship, Pediatric Critical Care

Specialty: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Year: 2004

Name: University of Pennsylvania

Degree: Masters of Systems Engineering

Specialty: Engineering

Year: 1994

Fields of Practice
  • Pain Management
  • Acupuncture/Oriental Medicine
  • Homeopathic Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Professional Organizations

Name: American Academy of Pediatrics
Role: Executive Board, Section on Integrative Medicine - Program Chair

Name: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Role: Member

Name: National Medical Association
Role: Member

Medical / Research Interests

Integrative Medicine,
Physician Wellness,
Medical Education,
Clinical Medical Ethics,
Pain Management,
Palliative Care,
Disparities in Pediatrics

Mayo Clinic Societies

This individual is not currently a member of any Society.

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