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Brown.jpgMonte D. Brown, MD, was named vice president for administration for Duke University Health System (DUHS) and associate dean of Veterans Affairs for Duke University School of Medicine in April 2006.

Monte plays a key role in implementing two of Duke Medicine’s  largest strategic initiatives by serving as the Chief Information Officer during the implementation of a new electronic medical record system while overseeing all construction-related activities for Duke Medicine at all campuses, including the Trent Semans Center for Health Education, the Duke Medicine Pavilion and Duke Cancer Center, which will add almost a million square feet of clinical space, including 160 ICU/intermediate beds, 16 new ORs, and a new multidisciplinary cancer center. Brown also oversees compliance, enterprise wide risk management, and occupational and employee safety. He serves as Duke Medicine’s crisis manager and plays a key role in coordinating with the University leadership.  Brown serves as the secretary of the DUHS.

Brown has been at Duke since 2005, originally serving as chief operating officer of Duke's Private Diagnostic Clinic and as the DUHS and medical school representative to the Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC).

Before coming to Duke, Brown spent eight years on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and served as vice chairman of the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston.

Brown earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 1986 and completed training in internal medicine and cardiology at Stanford University in 1995. He spent six years in various roles on the Stanford faculty at the Palo Alto VAMC, including medical director of the medical intensive care unit, director of the Emergency Department, and associate chief of staff for ambulatory care. He then spent two years as the associate chief medical officer at Stanford, where he helped develop a unique collaboration involving the county, the VA, and Stanford to serve the local community, before moving to Harvard in 1997.