Mike Brown

Physician Assistant

Mike Brown, PA graduated from Duke University in 1970 in the 4th ever graduating class of physician assistants.  Mike helped build and outline the duties of physician assistants in New York State during the early years of the profession and was the first licensed PA in New York.  He also served as a member of the board of professional medical conduct for the NYS Department of Health for 12 years.  He also taught family medicine residents for 12 years at the U of R Family Medicine Center.  He presently trains physician assistant and nurse practitioner students.  Mike has an extensive background which includes general medicine, rheumatology, surgery, and over 50 years in dermatology.  Mike has had substantial training in routine and complex surgical procedures, including skin cancer removal, surgical flaps, skin grafts, and removal of various moles and cysts.  Mike previously served as a substitute investigator for multiple dermatologic drug trials over the past three decades and has extensive knowledge of the medicinal treatment of various dermatologic conditions.  In addition to his surgical skills, Mike is also versed in the use of Botox for the treatment of hyperhidrosis of the hands, underarms, and feet; as well as its use to treat unwanted lines and wrinkles.  He is also trained in Sclerotherapy for the treatment of spider veins.  Mike is passionate about teaching and sharing his knowledge, he currently serves as a clinical preceptor for the RIT Physician Assistant program and has been involved with training family medicine residents, nurse practitioners, and PAs for the last 40 years.  Mike is a retired US Army CW4 with over 23 years of service to his country.  In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, spending time with friends and family, and volunteering his time at his local Moose Lodge.