Cortlyn Brown, MD


Dr. Cortlyn Brown graduated with honors from the University of Chicago and matriculated to the Yale School of Medicine where she received the Parker Prize given to the graduating student who has shown the best qualifications for a successful physician and the Grannum Prize given to an African American graduating student who has shown excellent academic achievement. She completed the NIH Howard Hughes Medical Research fellowship and received a certificate in Leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) from Cornell University and is currently completing a Masters in Clinical Operations from Harvard University School of Medicine. Her research has affected change at the national level for patients who are primarily non-English speaking. She also held multiple local and national leadership positions including Student National Medical Association National Vice President and Strategic Planning Council Member, National Chair of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine Resident and Student Association Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Co-Leader for the UCSF Emergency Medicine Diversity group, and Co-Leader for the UCSF Emergency Medicine Quality Improvement group. She completed her residency at the University of California San Francisco where she served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Chancellor Award for Dr. Martin Luther King, JR., one of the highest institutional honors that is given to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the ideals of DEI. In addition to her DEI focused leadership roles, she also served as the Section Editor for the WestJEM and National Student Leader for the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Brown joined Carolinas Medical Center Atrium Health faculty in 2020 as the department’s Vice Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). In addition to her role as Vice Director for DEI she is also the clerkship director for the Health Disparities in Emergency Medicine rotation and one of the leaders of the Women in EM group.

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