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Monte D. Brown, MD

Vice President for Administration, DUHS and Associate Dean of Veterans Affairs, Duke University School of Medicine
Monte D. Brown, MD

Monte D. Brown, MD, has served as the Vice President of Administration and Secretary for Duke University Health System (DUHS) and Associate Dean of Veterans Affairs for the Duke University School of Medicine since 2006. 

Brown reports directly to the Chancellor of Health Affairs and plays a key role in guiding and implementing the health system strategic plan and coordination with the School of Medicine, School of Nursing as well as Duke University regarding Duke Health activities.

Brown coordinates DUHS Board of Director activity and has overall responsibility for maintaining Duke’s relationship with the VA in all three missions of patient care, research and education.

Brown also oversees all facility planning, design, maintenance and construction related activities for Duke Health; including Duke University Health System, Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke University School of Nursing -- which has included the addition of almost 1 million square feet in the last eight years.


Brown has oversight of enterprise wide risk management, occupational and environmental safety, and crisis management.

Brown has been at Duke since 2005, originally serving as chief operating officer of the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC). The PDC serves as the clinical enterprise of the faculty of Duke University School of Medicine.

Before coming to Duke, Brown spent eight years on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and served as Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston.

Brown earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 1986 and completed training in internal medicine and cardiology at Stanford University in 1995. He spent six years in various roles on the Stanford faculty at the Palo Alto VAMC. He then spent two years as the associate chief medical officer at Stanford, where he helped develop a unique collaboration involving the county, the VA and Stanford to serve the local community, before moving to Harvard in 1997.