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The Children's National Research Institute

Research Profile

Research Interests

  • Emergency department quality improvement and throughput
  • Pediatric prehospital care
  • Acute respiratory emergencies

Education & Training

  • B.S., Biology, Georgetown University School of Medicine and Health, Washington, DC, (1984)
  • M.D., Medicine, New York University, New York, NY, (1988)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, (1988-1991)
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, (1991-1993)

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics, The George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, The George Washington University School of Medicine


Kathleen Brown, M.D., is Medical Director of the Emergency Medicine and Trauma Center at Children's National Hospital. Her clinical and research interests include pre-hospital care of children, family-centered care, and pediatric preparedness of emergency departments. She serves as the Children's National Site Principal investigator for the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Dr. Brown also is the chair of the ACEP Pediatric Committee and project director for the DC EMSC State partnership grant.

Research & Publications