Who's Who Top Educators

William Brown

Title: Professor of Pediatrics
Company: John A. Burns School of Medicine
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

William Brown, professor of pediatrics at John A. Burns School of Medicine, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in health care and pediatric education.

With a distinguished career spanning several decades, Dr. Brown has made significant contributions to the field of medicine. Currently serving as a professor of pediatrics at the John A. Burns School of Medicine since 2021, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his role. Prior to this position, he held various teaching positions at the same institution, including assistant professor and adjunct professor. Additionally, he served as a consulting physician at an adoption and foster agency in New York City from 1975 to 2005, where he provided invaluable medical expertise and support.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Dr. Brown is actively engaged in civic and community service. As a Vietnam Veteran in the U.S. Navy, he served his country with honor and courage. He continues his service as a surgeon in Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8616. His dedication to his country and community is further exemplified by his creative work, including his memoir titled “Nurturing Centenarians: A Personal Owner’s Manual,” which offers insights into his experiences and lessons learned throughout his career.

Dr. Brown attributes his success to his optimistic outlook and perseverance in the face of adversity. His philosophy revolves around embracing pain as a part of life and emerging stronger from challenges. His commitment to his patients extends beyond medical care, as he views himself not only as a healer but also as a teacher. His unique approach to medicine, characterized by compassion and dedication, has earned him respect and admiration in the field. 

Looking ahead, Dr. Brown remains committed to his mission of improving healthcare accessibility and quality, particularly for marginalized communities. He aims to continue advocating for non-heterosexual adolescents’ mental health and reducing the alarming rates of suicide among this demographic. Through his dedication to patient care, teaching, and advocacy, he hopes to continue to inspire positive change and make a lasting impact in the field of medicine.

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