Dr. Kimberly A Brown is the Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Henry Ford
Hospital in Detroit. She joined the Henry Ford Medical Group in 1995 as medical
director of the liver transplant program and was appointed Chief of the division of
gastroenterology and hepatology in 2003. In addition, she served as the program
director for the GI fellowship program from 2003 to 2008.
Dr. Brown received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1981.
She completed her medical degree at Wayne State University in 1985. Dr. Brown
completed both her residency in internal medicine as well as her fellowship in
gastroenterology at the University of Michigan in 1992 and was named chief medical
resident in 1984-85.
Dr. Brown is a member of the American Gastroenterology Association, the American
Association for the Study of Liver Disease, the American College of
Gastroenterology, The European Association for the Study of Liver Disease, and the
American Society of Transplantation. She served on the Board of Governors of the
Henry Ford Medical Group for 9 years, the Henry Ford Hospital and System Network
Board for 3 years, and was past co-chair of the Michigan Chapter of the American
Liver Foundation. She has served as the treasurer of the Board of the American
Society of Transplantation and is involved with several committees for both the
society and hospital. She is a past member of the UNOS Liver and Intestines
Committee and the Executive Board for the Liver and Intestines Community of Practice
for the AST. Dr. Brown completed a 3 year term as Secretary of AASLD in 2018.
As Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Associate Medical Director for the
Henry Ford Hospital Transplant Institute, Dr. Brown sees and manages patients with
complex liver disease both before and after liver transplantation. In conjunction
with Dr. Abouljoud, she worked to develop the leading liver transplant program in
the State of Michigan. As fellowship director, she managed a fellowship program of
12 GI/liver fellows and continues to be involved in structuring and monitoring their
education and academic success. She has published over 70 articles, 80 abstracts and
8 book chapters/reviews and is a very active clinical investigator in viral
hepatitis, advanced liver disease and post liver transplant management. She is also
a past award winner of the Castle Connelly National Top Doc Award for Clinical
Excellence, Henry Ford Medical Group Fred Whitehouse Award for Clinical Excellence,
and received the AST Mentoring Award in 2017.