Marie Brown, MD

Associate Professor  
Department of Internal Medicine, Rush Medical College
Role: Clinician
Joined Rush in 1984


I received my BS from the University of Dayton and my medical degree from Rush Medical College. I am a practicing internist, an associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at Rush Medical College, and a senior physician advisor for the American Medical Association, and until recently, I was a member of the board of governors of the American College of Physicians. I have served as co-director of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and as chair of the ABIM’s Internal Medicine Test-Writing Committee. I was a member of the operations committee for the National Diabetes Education Program (sponsored by CDC/NIH and ACP Quality Faculty), and I am a frequent guest lecturer at academic, national and international health care conferences. My areas of expertise include practice transformation, joy in medicine, adult immunizations, medication adherence and diabetes.

What inspired you to get into your field?

I was inspired to join internal medicine by my love of science and of people!

What excited you about your work at Rush?

I love that Rush’s faculty is very focused on the welfare of its patients and on the social determinants of health.

What is your opinion of mentoring and sponsorship? Please comment about your experiences.

Mentoring is of undeniably great importance.

Do you have tips or advice you would recommend for someone looking to enter your field of work?

Shadow experienced medical professionals, and always be open to whatever opportunities come your way!

What are your hobbies? How do you like to spend your free time?

I enjoy exercising and playing tennis.