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Carol Brown (physician)

Carol Brown (physician)

Carol L. Brown is the Nicholls-Biondi Chair for Health Equity at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and a professor at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is a surgeon known for her work on gynecological cancers.

Carol L. Brown
EducationM.D., Columbia University
Medical career
ProfessionGynecologic oncologist
InstitutionsMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Weill Cornell Medical College

Education and career

Brown's father was a surgeon who had a practice in Los Angeles, and this piqued her interest in medicine.[1] Brown's undergraduate degree is from Harvard University. She earned her M.D. from Columbia University Medical School in 1986[2][3] and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, a medical honor society.[4] She did her residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.[1] In 1990 she started her fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering and then became faculty in 1994. In 2005, she became the director of the group improving diversity in clinical care, research, and education.[5][1] She is also a professor at Weill Cornell Medical College.[6] In February 2021, she was the named the Nicholls-Biondi Chair for Health Equity.[7]

Brown was the 2018 president of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology,[8][4] making her the first black president of the organization.[9]

Brown is known for her work addressing disparities in cancer care in medically under-served groups. She participated in a 2016 round table discussing the Cancer Moonshot with Vice President Joe Biden.[5][10] Brown joined the board for the Biden Cancer Initiative in 2017[11][12] and led the panel at the 2018 Biden Cancer Initiative Inaugural Summit.[13] She has made multiple presentations on TV and in the print media,[9] for example advocating for regular screening for cancer.[14]

Selected publications

  • Brown, CL; Lewis, JL Jr (1993). Markham M., Hoskins W. (ed.). 'Palliative surgery in ovarian cancer. New York: Raven Press. pp. 217–228. ISBN 0881679704.
  • Boyd, Jeff (2000-05-03). "Clinicopathologic Features of BRCA-Linked and Sporadic Ovarian Cancer". JAMA. 283 (17): 2260–2265. doi:10.1001/jama.283.17.2260. ISSN 0098-7484. PMID 10807385.
  • Jewell, Elizabeth L.; Huang, Juan Juan; Abu-Rustum, Nadeem R.; Gardner, Ginger J.; Brown, Carol L.; Sonoda, Yukio; Barakat, Richard R.; Levine, Douglas A.; Leitao, Mario M. (2014-05-01). "Detection of sentinel lymph nodes in minimally invasive surgery using indocyanine green and near-infrared fluorescence imaging for uterine and cervical malignancies". Gynecologic Oncology. 133 (2): 274–277. doi:10.1016/j.ygyno.2014.02.028. ISSN 0090-8258. PMC 5715808. PMID 24582865.

Awards and honors

In 1984, Brown became the first recipient of the Malcolm X Memorial Scholarship from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons.[15] In 2017, Brown gave the American Association for Cancer Research's Jane Cooke Wright Memorial Lectureship.[16] Brown was named a notable black executive by Crain's New York Business (2021)[17] and has been noted as a top doctor in multiple publications presented by Castle Connolly Medical.[3]


  1. "At Work: Gynecologic Oncologist Carol Brown | Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center". Retrieved 2021-11-02.
  2. "Carol L. Brown | Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center". Retrieved 2021-11-02.
  3. "Dr. Carol L. Brown - Gynecologic Oncology - New York, NY". Castle Connolly. Retrieved 2021-11-02.
  4. "Dr. Carol Brown begins term as 50th SGO President". Society of Gynecologic Oncology. March 27, 2018. Archived from the original on 2020-09-21. Retrieved 2021-11-02.
  5. Tontonoz, Matthew. "Between the Moon and New York City: Vice President Biden Leads MSK Cancer Moonshot Roundtable | Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center". Retrieved 2021-11-02.
  6. "Brown, Carol". Retrieved 2021-11-02.
  7. "Memorial Sloan Kettering Announces Newly Endowed Chair and Fellowships for Health Equity and Diversity | Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center". February 8, 2021. Archived from the original on 2021-02-08. Retrieved 2021-11-02.
  8. "History". Society of Gynecologic Oncology. Retrieved 2021-11-02.
  9. Shikha Jain (July 23, 2021). "Eliminating Cancer Health Disparities with Carol L. Brown, MD". Oncology Overdrive (Podcast). Healio. Event occurs at 42 min. Retrieved November 2, 2021.
  10. Vice President Joe Biden Visits MSK for Cancer Moonshot Roundtable Discussion on YouTube
  11. Pereira, Ivan (June 26, 2017). "Biden Cancer Initiative a 'personal' campaign for the former vice president, his wife | amNewYork". Archived from the original on 2021-11-02. Retrieved 2021-11-02.
  12. "Biden Cancer Initiative Launches - The ASCO Post". June 28, 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-07-01. Retrieved 2021-11-02.
  13. Biden Cancer Initiative Inaugural Summit | September 21, 2018. Event occurs at 8:00. Retrieved 2021-11-02.{{cite AV media}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. "Al Roker reveals prostate cancer diagnosis". Retrieved 2021-11-02.
  15. "Malcolm X Scholars Become Doctors". Vol. 21, no. 21. October 20, 1995. Retrieved 2021-11-02.{{cite magazine}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  16. "AACR-MICR Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship | Awards | AACR". American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Retrieved 2021-11-02.
  17. "Carol Brown, MD, Named a Notable Black Executive by Crain's | Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center". February 15, 2021. Archived from the original on 2021-02-16. Retrieved 2021-11-02.
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