Dr. Glenn D. Brown appointed inaugural Brian Hennen Chair in Family Medicine
Published Fri Mar 24th 2017
Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Benoit-Antoine Bacon, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Glenn Brown as the inaugural Brian Hennen Chair in Family Medicine.
Dr. Brown earned his MD from McMaster University in 1981 and completed his Residency in Family Medicine at Queen’s University in 1983. Dr. Brown also completed Enhanced Skills Training in Anesthesia and Emergency Medicine at Queen’s during 1983 and 1984, and in 1993, received a Certificate of Special Competence in Emergency Medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. He received a Master’s in Public Health from Tulane University in 2004.
Dr. Brown joined Queen’s as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Family Medicine in 1984. In1995 he was appointed Assistant Professor for the Department of Family Medicine and in 2007 was appointed Head of the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Brown is also cross-appointed to the Department of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine.
Dr. Brown has held numerous leadership roles, displaying a penchant for change and improvement at Queen’s. He is a member of the Queen’s Family Health Team Advisory Board, a member of the Medical Advisory Committee for Kingston General Hospital and Hotel Dieu Hospital, and served on the Dean’s Executive Committee from 2011 to 2016. He has held important educational leadership roles with the Canadian College of Family Physicians and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, reforming curriculum and advancing accreditation standards.
Dr. Brown has made international contributions to family medicine, serving as Canadian MD consultant and instructor to the Queen’s University Family Medicine Development Program in Bosnia Herzegovina, where he lectured and provided clinical supervision to postgraduates throughout the region. In addition, he served as the Canadian representative to the Association of Departments of Family Medicine for 7 years. In this role, he initiated collaboration in research and education between American and Canadian medical schools in the discipline of family medicine. Dr. Brown led a study and reported to the Ministry of Health in Ontario on the primary health care system in Australia and New Zealand.
Dr. Brown’s scholarly work has focused on population and public health, occupational medicine and health policy. As an active member of several research teams, Dr. Brown has led multiple funded research initiatives.
A recognized leader in family medicine, teaching, medical leadership and public health, Dr. Brown was recently elected President of the Ontario College of Family Physicians, a position he has held since 2016.