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Lawrence A. Brown, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:



Baltimore-VAMC 4D-115

Phone (Primary):

(410) 605-7250

Phone (Secondary):

(410) 605-7000 x5322


(410) 605-7911

Education and Training


University of Maryland 1980 MD
School of Medicine
Baltimore MD 21201

The Johns Hopkins University 1976 BA
College of Arts & Sciences
Baltimore MD 21218


Work Experience


1989 – Present  Staff Pathologist VAMHCS, Baltimore MD
1988 – 1989      Computer Consultant, Baltimore MD
1985 – 1988      Chief Biomedical Scientist,
Automated Diagnostic Systems, Inc, Arlington VA
1985 – 1985      Staff Pathologist, VAMC, Baltimore MD
1982 – 1985      Pathology Resident, UMMH, Baltimore MD
1981 – 1982      Internal Medicine Resident, MCV, Richmond VA
1980 – 1981      Pathology Resident, UMMH, Baltimore MD
1972 – 1978      Mathematician, Naval Ship Engineering Center, Washington DC





Research/Clinical Keywords

Identification & laboratory evaluation of soldiers injured by depleted uranium or improvised shrapnel.

Highlighted Publications

1.    The Gulf War depleted uranium cohort at 20 years: bioassay results and novel approaches to fragment surveillance. McDiarmid MA, Gaitens JM, Hines S, Breyer R, Wong-You-Cheong JJ, Engelhardt SM, Oliver M, Gucer P, Kane R, Cernich A, Kaup B, Hoover D, Gaspari AA, Liu J, Harberts E, Brown L, Centeno JA, Gray PJ, Xu H, Squibb KS.
Health Phys. 2013 Apr;104(4):347-61. PMID: 23439138

Additional Publication Citations

  1. Implementation of Pharmacogenetics:The University of Maryland Personalized Anti-Platelet Pharmacogenetics Program. Alan R. Shuldiner, Kathleen Palmer, Ruth E. Pakyz, Tameka D. Alestock,Kristin A. Maloney, Courtney O'neill, Shaun Bhatty, Jamie Schub,Casey Lynnette Overby, Richard B. Horenstein, Toni I. Pollin, Mark D. Kelemen,Amber L. Beitelshees, Shawn W. Robinson, Miriam G. Blitzer, Patrick F. Mcardle,Lawrence Brown, Linda Jo Bone Jeng, Richard Y. Zhao, Nicholas Ambulos, Mark R. Vesely
    American Journal of Medical Genetics Part C (Seminars in Medical Genetics) 166C:7684 (2014)

Community Service

Clarinetist in the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra

Professional Activity

Staff Pathologist in the Veterans Administration Maryland Health Care System