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Justin M. Brown, MD

Justin M. Brown, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Director, Neurosurgery Peripheral Nerve
Co-Director, Center for Neurophysiology & Restorative Neurology



Contact Information


Lab Location:
4510 Executive Drive, Suite 325

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Dr. Justin M. Brown is an Assistant Professor in the Neurosurgery Division at UCSD and Director of the Neurosurgery Peripheral Nerve Program and Co-Director of the Center for Neurophysiology and Restorative Neurology. He is also a member of an international scientific group that is exploring techniques for restoring function in related central nervous system disorders, such as spinal cord injury. Brown earned his medical degree from the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk. He went on to complete a surgical internship and neurosurgical residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and a peripheral nerve fellowship in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Brown joins the Neurosurgery Faculty at UC San Diego from his prior position as Co-Director of the Peripheral Nerve Center at Washington University in St. Louis. Brown specializes in peripheral nerve and spinal neurosurgery. His clinical interests include brachial plexus injury and other peripheral nerve trauma of the upper and lower extremities, nerve transfers, nerve sheath tumors, thoracic outlet syndrome, and nerve compression syndromes, including carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes.
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Research Overview

Our primary focus in restoring movement to paralyzed limbs. This applies to nerve injury, spinal cord injury and stroke. We are anticipating a study in multiple sclerosis patients shortly.

Research Topics

  • Clinical Trials
  • Neuroscience
  • Outcomes
  • Regeneration/Stem Cells
  • Trauma

Current Project Titles

Assessing outcomes in nerve transfer interventions to restore function to the arm and hand in upper motor neuro-related paralyses. Project #110986


  • June 2012 - Interview on KUSI News about nerve transfer surgery to reverse paralysis: Watch here on Youtube.