2010 - William Brown

William Brown, Class of 1972.

By Lori Gordon, The Lowdown Newspaper
June 5, 2010

After Brown graduated from SHS in 1972, he studied medicine at McGil University Faculty of Medicine in Montreal, did a general surgery residency through Harvard Medical School at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital, a hand and microsurgery fellowship at Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery in Louisville, Ky., and plastic, reconstructive and maxillofacial surgery residency training at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. Brown began volunteering in East Africa almost years ago; since then, has made about 30 surgical trips from his home in Denver, Colo., to the Arusha region of Tanzania, where he works at the Selian Lutheran Hospital and the Arusha Lutheran Medical Center. He travels twice a year at his own expense to treat cases such at cleft lips and palates, congenital anomalies, upper extremity orthopedic problems, tumors, burn injuries and some neurological problems such as spina bifida and depressed skull fractures. For that work he was awarded the National 2008 Frist Humanitarian Award