Martha E. Brown
Martha E. Brown, MD| University of Florida


Martha E. BrownMartha E. Brown, MD

University of  Florida, College of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry Faculty

In 2010, Martha E. Brown, MD joined the College of Medicine’s Division of Addiction Medicine led by national expert Scott Teitelbaum, M.D. Dr. Brown is an Associate Professor at the UF College of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry, the Addiction Medicine Group, and the Florida Recovery Center (FRC).



B.S. Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina

M.D. Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina

Internship: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina

Residency: Psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina

Chief Resident: Psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina

Fellowship: Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina


Dr. Brown's Professional Experience

After graduation, she moved to New Orleans where she was an Assistant Professor at the LSU Medical School and became Louisiana State Physician Health Program Director. This program is quite similar to PRN in Florida. During this time she began evaluating and treating professional athletes. Before long, she became the psychiatrist for the New Orleans Saints. After years of working with professional athletes, she began evaluating other athletes from around the United States. After leading this state of Louisiana evaluation and recovery program for impaired health professionals, developing prevention and treatment for patients from physicians to professional athletes, she was recruited to the University of South Florida (USF) Medical School. At USF she became an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry. In 2006, in addition to this position, she became Associate Dean for Faculty Development in the USF College of Medicine. According to Dr Brown: “Yes, I loved Tampa but UF COM has the largest and one of the very best addiction research and treatment programs in the United States! I couldn’t wait to move and start working with the UF faculty and FRC staff.”


Dr. Brown's Accolades

According to Chief of Addiction Medicine, Dr. Scott Teitelbaum, “Martha is one of the nation’s leaders in addiction psychiatry, she is an incredible asset and excellent addition to our Department and Division of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Brown, a double boarded psychiatrist, will complement UF's Department of Psychiatry, Division of Addiction Psychiatry & Addiction Medicine faculty experts.” Dr. Brown joins Dr. Teitelbaum and other Addiction Psychiatrists, Lou Solomon M.D. and William Greene’s M.D., working full-time at UF and FRC evaluating and treating patients. Together, these experts evaluate and treat dual psychiatric and addictive disorders, both on the inpatient and outpatient basis (Dr. Brown's emphasis is on outpatients).

Dr. Brown is a national expert on controlled substance “misprescribing” and areas of professionalism. She is working with UF medical students and fellows on professionalism and prescribing as well as in other important prevention and early intervention services. Dr. Martha Brown is the Psychiatry Clerkship Director supervising and teaching medical students during their mandatory six week psychiatry rotation.

Dr. Brown also has a long history of being asked to be an expert by State and Federal governmental agencies. She has added her considerable Forensic expertise to our tobacco, alcohol and drug forensic program and the UF Forensic Institute. She has a number of scholarly and research interests in addiction psychiatry. Dr. Brown adds considerable Addiction Psychiatry training and experience as well as the ability to develop early intervention-recovery programs which will only make UF’s medical students and residents better. She also adds to FRC’s nationally renowned treatment programs. Our clinical programs for impaired professionals covers the entire range of impaired professional evaluation services as well as all areas of treatment with faculty trained experts in both addiction medicine and addiction psychiatry.


Publications by Dr. Brown

Brown, M.E., Moering, R., Brown, L., and McKown, K.  Ethyl Glucuronide Levels in Urine: Initial Data for the Identification of Intentional Use of Alcohol.  Presently being resubmitted for review, 2009.

Goforth, H.W., Lupash, D.P., Brown, M.E., Tan, J., and Fernandez, F.  Role of Alcohol and Substances of Abuse in the Immunomodulation of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease:  A Review.  Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment, 3(4):174-182, 2004.

Brown, M.E., Denton, S., and Vargas, I.  A Needs Assessment of Health and  Wellness Services for Medical Students, Residents and Faculty. Substance Abuse, 15(1):29-32, 1994.

Hoffman, E. and Brown, M.E. (Editors).  The Physicians' Health Program Reference Manual. New Orleans: Louisiana State Medical Society. Fifth Edition: July 1994.

Brown, M.E., Denton, S., and Vargas, I.  Attitudinal Challenges in a Medical Center Employees Assistance Program. Substance Abuse 14(1):45-52, 1993.

Hoffman, E., Brown, M.E, and Helwick, S.A.  The Effect of Underlying Philosophy Upon Utilization of a Program for Impaired Medical Students. Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society 143:39-44, 1991.

Brown, M.E., Anton, R.F., Malcolm, R., and Ballenger, J.C.  Alcohol Detoxification and Withdrawal Seizures: Clinical Support for a Kindling Hypothesis. Biological Psychiatry 23:507-514, 1988. Cleveland, C.C. and Brown, M.E.  Spirit Distilled and Culturally Instilled.  Bulletin of the American Protestant Hospital Association, 1986.

Book Chapters:

Brown, M.E., Trinkoff, A.M., Christen, A.G., and Dole, E.J. Chapter 8:  Impairment Issues for Professionals: Review and Recommendations.  In Haack, M.R. and Adger, H., Eds.  Strategic Plan for Interdisciplinary Faculty Development:  Arming the Nation’s Health Professional Workforce for a New Approach to Substance Use Disorders.  Providence, Rhode Island:  AMERSA, pages 155-165, 2002.



Dr. Brown teaches the following CME courses

  • Critical Issues & Common Pitfalls of Misprescribing

  • Programs for Distressed Physicians


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