Scott Brown, DO

  • Director of Osteopathic Medical Education, UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency
  • Substance Use Recovery Program Director, UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Scott Brown joined our residency faculty in August of 2019. He is board certified by both the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians.

Dr. Brown is a native of western Pennsylvania and completed his undergraduate degree in Animal Science at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. While at Cornell, Dr. Brown earned Distinction in Research and was named a Cornell Tradition Fellow. He was mentored by an Osteopathic family physician and went on to complete his medical school training at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, WV. During medical school, he was chosen for an additional year of training as a pre-doctoral teaching fellow in Osteopathic Principles and Practice, developing his passions for teaching and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment.

He completed his residency training at UPMC Shadyside, serving as a chief resident in his final year. His residency honors include being named an Exceptional Resident Teacher by medical students each of his three years of training and winning the top podium presentation at the UPMC Family Medicine Scholarship Day in 2019.  

Following residency, Dr. Brown went on to complete a one-year Faculty Development fellowship at UPMC St. Margaret. During his fellowship year, he further developed curricula in OMM, MAT, and LGBTQ+ care, and won the top podium presentation at the 26th annual Joel Merenstein Faculty Development Fellowship Day. Throughout his education and training, Dr. Brown has remained active with the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

Dr. Brown’s academic interests include curricular design, feedback, quality improvement, and communication skills. His interests within Family Medicine include substance use disorders, neuromusculoskeletal medicine, POCUS, preventative care, social determinants of health, and transitions of care. Dr. Brown also directs our didactic courses in Infectious Disease and Endocrinology, while serving as a member of the Medical Decision-Making Faculty, Scholarly Activity Committee, and Pediatrics quality improvement group.

He is a proud member of our family of physicians and staff. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, home improvement, cooking, exercise, sports, fishing, farming, and spending time with his wife, son, and two dogs.

Scholarly Research Project

  • Patient Care Quality Improvement Project – Improving Transitions of Care through a Standardized Discharge Template (January 2019 – present)
  • Patient Care Quality Improvement Project – Identifying Risk Factors of Mortality and Hospital Readmissions in Unassigned Patients (July 2018 – present)
  • Residency Longitudinal Quality Improvement Project – Pediatric OMT (July 2017 – June 2019)
  • Research Project Manager – Venous Duplex, Lymphatic Flow, and OMT (May 2014 – May 2016)
  • Graduate with Distinction in Research – Neonatal Programming from Colostrum (May 2010 – May 2011)
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant – Ruminant Nitrogen Recycling (September 2008 – May 2009

Selected Publications

2021

  • Brown S, Williams A, Haugh A, Lineman J, Shelesky G. (2021) “In patients with COPD, does SMT improve lung function compared to no SMT?” Evidence-Based Practice, Helpdesk Answers. doi: 10.1097/EBP.0000000000001298.

2020

  • Knox MA, Coutinho B, Takedai T, Brown SR. (2020) ‘Skin Diseases in Infants & Children’ in South-Paul JE, Matheny SC, Lewis EL, Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Family Medicine. New York: McGraw Hill, 56-67.

2019

  • Brown, S & Cohen, A. Pseudogout: Uncommon and Under-Recognized. Osteopathic Family Physician. Accepted for publication in July 2019.
  • Brown, S & Cohen, A. 2019. Chronic Abdominal Pain. Osteopathic Family Physician, Vol 11(1), OFP Patient Education Handout.

Presentations

2021

  • “Updates in Diabetes Management” Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family Physicians Society, 46th Annual CME Symposium, August 2021
  • “Top Ten OMT Techniques for Every Family Physician” Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family Physicians Society 6th Annual Resident/Student Forum, August 2021
  • “Addressing Health Disparities with an Anti-Racist Framework,” workshop facilitator, UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency, February 2021

2020

  • “Top Ten OMT Techniques for Every Family Physician” Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family Physicians Society, 45th Annual CME Symposium, August 2020
  • “LGBTQQIAA Care” 4-part longitudinal curriculum, UPMC Faculty Development Fellowship, Winter and Spring 2020

2019

  • “Escaping the Average Teaching Technique” Family Medicine Education Consortium Annual Meeting, November 2019
  • “Top 20 POEMs of the Past 20 Years” Family Medicine Education Consortium Annual Meeting, November 2019
  • “Practical Points in Diabetes Management” Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family Physicians Society, 44th Annual CME Symposium, August 2019
  • “Increasing Resident Comfort in Providing Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) to Pediatric Patients in a Family Medicine Residency Program” University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Family Medicine Scholarship Day, May 2019
  • “OMT for ENT Symptoms” University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 46th Refresher Course in Family Medicine, March 2019

2018

  • “Prime Rib Review” Family Medicine Education Consortium Annual Meeting, November 2018
  • “Identifying Resident Barriers to Providing Pediatric Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) in a Dually-Accredited Family Medicine Residency Program” Scholarly Conference Highlighting Osteopathic Learning and Research (SCHOLAR), October 2018
  • “An Introduction to Newborn Care” UPMC Shadyside Centering Group, August 2017 and June 2018
  • “Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine: New and Review” University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 45th Refresher Course in Family Medicine, March 2018