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Lee K Brown

Work 1101 Medical Arts Ave NE Bldg #2 UNM-HSC Program in Sleep Medicine Albuquerque NM 87102 United StatesInternship Same New Mexico United StatesMedical School Mt Sinai SOM of City U of New York; New York-1976 New Mexico United StatesResidency Same New Mexico United States Work Phone: (505)272-6110 Work Fax: (505)272-6112 Birthday: Monday, April 25, 2050 Certification: Sunday, July 13, 1997


Lee Brown received the SB (1972) in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the MD (1976) from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New York. He is a tenured Professor of Internal Medicine, holds a secondary appointment as a Professor of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine, and holds a secondary appointment as a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the School of Engineering.  He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Sleep Medicine. His research interests include photo-biological applications to human disease and performance; novel treatments for sleep disordered breathing; other sleep disorders; pulmonary and sleep physiology; and pleural disease. He previously held faculty positions at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He is a member of the Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, and Sigma Xi honorary societies. He is listed in Castle Connolly “Top Doctors of America” for Sleep Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine, a “Top Doctor” in U.S. News and World Report, and won the Outstanding Clinician Award from the New Mexico Thoracic Society. He received the Alfred Soffer Award for Editorial Excellence from the American College of Chest Physicians in 2003. He has served on the Boards of Directors or Trustees of the American Thoracic Society, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the Greater Albuquerque Medical Association; he served as President of the latter organization in 2008. Dr. Brown has also been active in the American College of Chest Physicians and chaired the Sleep Network for that organization. He was appointed to the Respiratory Care Advisory Board for the State of New Mexico in 2010 and has been chairing the Board since 2014. He is on the Editorial Board of CHEST, the official publication of the American College of Chest Physicians, an Associate Editor and Section Editor (Emerging Technologies) of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, co-editor of the Section on Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology of Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine, and was co-editor of a 2017 volume of Sleep Medicine Clinics concerned with Advanced PAP Therapies and Non-invasive Ventilation. He is the author or co-author of 50 research reports, clinical guidelines, and official statements and 59 reviews and editorials, all in peer reviewed journals, as well as 25 book chapters.

At the University of New Mexico, Dr. Brown is medical director of the UNM Health System sleep disorders centers and senior vice chair of clinical affairs for the Department of Internal Medicine. He served three terms on the Faculty Senate and is now serving a fourth term. He was appointed to the Faculty Senate Policy Committee for 3 years starting in 2013, and is currently serving a second 3-year term as of 2018. He chaired the Faculty Senate Governmental Relations Committee (2016-2017) and was appointed to that committee again in 2018 for a 3-year term. In the past, Dr. Brown was elected to the Operations Committee for two 1-year terms (2014-2016), and served a third 1-year term starting in July of 2017. He chaired the Faculty Senate Health Sciences Center Council for two years (2015-2017) and was a member of the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee for 2 years (2016-2018). Dr. Brown first became active in faculty governance as a Senator and member of the HSC Council in 2011, and by appointment to the Faculty and Staff Benefits Committee in 2012, serving until 2016.

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