Lee K. Brown, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
Dr. Brown was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and grew up in a Long Island suburb of New York City. He received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his medical degree from the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New York. Following residency training in internal medicine at the Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City, he completed a pulmonary fellowship at Mt. Sinai Medical Center of Greater Miami. Dr. Brown went on to serve for twelve years on the faculty of the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and then five years on the Phoenix-based faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. In 1993 he assumed the position of medical director of the New Mexico Center for Sleep Medicine (part of the Lovelace Sandia Health System) and was appointed Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of New Mexico. He joined the full-time faculty of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in August of 2004 as Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Executive Director of the Program in Sleep Medicine/University Hospital Sleep Disorders Center, and Associate Chief (Outpatient Services) of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. In April of 2004 Dr Brown was promoted to Vice Chair (Clinical Program Development) and in July of 2010 to Interim Vice Chair (Clinical Affairs) of the Department of Internal Medicine; as of July 1, 2006 he was granted tenure.
Dr. Brown served as chair of the Sleep Network and formerly served on the Steering Committee of the Sleep Institute of the American College of Chest Physicians. He is a member of the editorial board of CHEST, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. He previously chaired the Membership Committee, the Publications Committee, and the Education Committee for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and served a 3-year term as a member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Brown also completed 3 years of service on the Board of Directors of the American Thoracic Society (ATS), and was chair of the Council of Chapter Representatives of the ATS. Dr. Brown also completed 3 years as chair of the ATS Health Policy Committee and has previously served on the Planning Committee and Audit and Finance Committee, the Planning Committee of the ATS Assembly on Clinical Problems, and chaired that Assembly’s Nominating Committee. He served as president of the Greater Albuquerque Medical Association in 2008 and remains on that organization’s Board of Trustees.
His clinical and research interests include sleep disorders, pleural disease, and respiratory physiology. CV (Find a Doctor)