CMH welcomes new pulmonologist

Keri Brown, DO

Please help us welcome Dr. Keri Brown to the CMH Pulmonology Clinic. She is board-certified in pulmonary, sleep and internal medicine.

Keri Brown, DO“I always knew, even when I was 5 years old, that I wanted to be a doctor,” Dr. Brown says. “I couldn’t imagine being anything else.”

She came to love the hospital through her mother, who was a phlebotomist. She experienced it as a family member, while her mother battled and ultimately succumbed to breast cancer. Then, in her sophomore year of college, she became the patient.

Dr. Brown was in a terrible car accident that caused her to be paralyzed for six months and left her with lasting damage in her legs. “Being the patient myself, I understand how hard it can be,” she says.

Still, her passion for medicine remained. Her first clinical rotation in medical school was in internal medicine, and she knew right away that she loved caring for patients in the CCU.

Dr. Brown comes to CMH from York Hospital in York, Maine, where she practiced pulmonary and sleep medicine. She earned her medical degree from Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa, and a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota. Dr. Brown completed a pulmonary fellowship and residency in internal medicine at Largo Medical Center and an internship in internal medicine at Sun Coast Hospital, both in Largo, Florida.

She practices with the mindset that each patient is or could be a member of her family and strives to provide the best care for everyone. Her medical interests include COPD, asthma, bronchiectasis, sarcoidosis, pulmonary hypertension, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, lung nodules, lung masses, pleural effusions, pulmonary rehab and sleep apnea.

In her spare time, Dr. Brown enjoys walking her dogs, traveling and watching movies and television – especially “Game of Thrones.” She and her wife, Mindy, were drawn to the Pacific Northwest because of its culture and natural beauty.

Welcome, Dr. Brown!

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