Alan S. Brown, MD, FNLA, has been the director of the Prevention Center/Lipid Clinic for Midwest Heart Specialists since its inception in 1985. He joined Midwest Heart Specialists, a group of 52 cardiologists located in Chicago's western suburbs. He was appointed Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Cardiology at Loyola from 1993 until present. Dr. Brown is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Echocardiography and Clinical Lipidology.
Dr. Brown earned his MD from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois, and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Loyola University. He served as chief resident, and was awarded the Resident of the Year Award by his fellow residents and the medical students for outstanding teaching abilities. Dr. Brown underwent his cardiology fellowship at Loyola and was appointed Chief Fellow of the Loyola/Hines program in 1984.
Dr. Brown has served as Governor/President of the Illinois Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and subsequently was elected Chairman of the Board of Governors for the American College of Cardiology in 2004. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and also has been a member of the ACC's Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Committee, the Annual Scientific Program Committee, and served as a member of the ACC Board of Trustees from 2003 through 2006. He is a Fellow of the National Lipid Association and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Lipid Association.
Through Dr. Brown's research interests, the Midwest Heart Foundation has participated in several clinical research studies in the field of prevention including early safety and efficacy studies on new medications and new preventative techniques, as well as new interventional techniques for patients with coronary artery disease. He has published numerous articles and two book chapters on the subject of preventative cardiology as well as serving as editor-in-chief of the Cardiovascular Review Manual for Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Brown has a strong interest in Diabetes and cardiovascular disease and recently served as Chair of the Diabetes Initiative for the American College of Cardiology.
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