David L. Brown, MD is a Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Keck Medicine of USC. He is a general cardiologist. Dr. Brown received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine where he also trained in internal medicine and served as a chief medical resident. He trained in cardiology (and hematology) at University of California, San Francisco and interventional cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic. During his career he has practiced and taught interventional cardiology, critical care cardiology, consultative cardiology, and outpatient cardiology. He has published more than 300 abstracts, manuscripts and book chapters. His work has been cited more than 8500 times resulting in an h-index of 37. In addition, Dr. Brown has edited 4 textbooks, one of which, Cardiac Intensive Care, is the leading textbook in the discipline. The fourth edition of Cardiac Intensive Care is currently in progress. His primary research focus has been on outcomes research in cardiovascular disease with most of his research projects attempting to fill gaps in the knowledge base that come to light during direct patient care. He has served as research mentor for ~50 trainees including medical students, residents, fellows and junior faculty, many of whom have gone on to successful academic careers. He currently serves on the editorial board of JAMA Internal Medicine. In his spare time, he plays tennis, is learning to play the piano, and looks after his two labradoodles.