Craig Brown

Craig Brown, MD, MSc

House Officer 8, Vascular Surgery Fellowship


Craig is a vascular surgery fellow at Michigan Medicine. He completed his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at Iowa State University. While pursuing his degree, he worked in the lab of Dr. Gaya Amarasinghe at Washington University in St. Louis on the characterization and identification of small molecule drug inhibitors for Ebolavirus. He then travelled to the University of Chicago for completion of his medical degree and pursued research in the areas of predictive modelling for esophageal cancer and Barrett’s esophagus with Dr. Michael Ujiki. During his residency training here at the University of Michigan, he spent two years as an F32-funded research fellow working with Dr. Michael Englesbe and Dr. Nicholas Osborne at the Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy within the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation. He primarily focused on understanding and optimizing the delivery of care to complex surgical patients and specifically in evaluating the effects and optimal application of quality metrics and incentives to surgical care. He additionally completed a Master of Science in Health and Healthcare Research through the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School. He has received numerous research awards including the Lazar J. Greenfield Research award, the Lindenauer Vascular Research award, and the D. Emerick Szilagyi Vascular Research award. He enjoys teaching medical students and was awarded the Golden Beeper Award in 2019, awarded to the top resident teacher by the University of Michigan medical students. With his research and teaching efforts, he hopes to improve healthcare outcomes and inspire the next generation of surgical leaders.


  • Undergraduate: Iowa State University, 2012
  • Medical School: University of Chicago - Pritzker, 2016
  • Graduate School: University of Michigan, 2020