Jan 2, 2023

The Macular Degeneration Association is proud to highlight Medical Board Member, JEREMIAH BROWN, JR., MS, MD

Dr. Jeremiah Brown, Jr. is a board-certified ophthalmologist with more than 10 years of practice experience as a Vitreoretinal Surgeon. He founded the Brown Retina Institute in 2010 to establish a medical practice devoted to diagnosing, treating, and researching diseases of the retina and vitreous as well as uveitis. Dr. Brown also holds an academic appointment as Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Brown is the President of the San Antonio Society of Ophthalmology. He also serves as a voting member on the FDA Ophthalmic Devices Advisory Board.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Brown served with distinction as a Vitreoretinal Surgeon and adjunct Assistant Professor at Brooke Army Medical Center in Houston. He was awarded the Army Meritorious Service Medal in 2002.

As a respected surgeon in the field of ophthalmology, Dr. Brown currently serves as a voting member on the Food and Drug Administration’s Advisory Panel on Ophthalmic Devices. He is also an ophthalmology consultant to the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Agency. Additionally, he served as Director of Ophthalmology Research at the Army’s Laser Research Laboratory, where he continues to fulfill consultant duties.

Dr. Brown graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in biology. He went on to complete his medical degree and Master of Science degree in a dual five-year program at the University of California at San Francisco and Berkeley. Dr. Brown was selected to be a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honorary medical society. Upon graduation, Dr. Brown completed his residency training in Ophthalmology, as well as a two-year fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Dr. Brown’s dedication to his medical profession is evident through his frequent publication in scientific papers, abstracts, and book chapters. He has taught several instructional courses and given relevant presentations throughout his practice history. Dr. Brown is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Retinal Specialists, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and American Medical Association. He is also the former Treasurer and Educational Program Director of the San Antonio Society of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Brown is motivated by the satisfaction and rewarding sense of accomplishment from preserving the vision of his patients. It is this feeling that drives his clinical practice and his desire to research and develop new treatments for his retina patients. Fluent in Spanish, Dr. Brown enjoys serving the diverse San Antonio population.

As a leading doctor in the field of ophthalmology, Dr. Brown strives to offer his patients the latest, most advanced procedures for diabetes, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and other retinal diseases. This includes comprehensive knowledge of laser procedures and other forms of retinal surgery. Dr. Brown is dedicated to remaining on the leading edge of technology in order to provide the most effective results for his patients.

Congratulations! Dr. Jeremiah Brown was one of only twenty ophthalmologists from around the nation to be accepted into the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s next Leadership Development Program (LDP). Since 1998, the LDP has helped identify and develop future leaders in ophthalmology. During the one-year program, class participants learn about leadership, advocacy, and association governance.  The group meets four times during the year and participants complete a project on their own in one of 10 key areas.




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