About Dawn K. Brown, MD
Dawn K. Brown, M.D. diligently provides her patients and their families with competent and compassionate care, which highlights her extensive knowledge of clinical psychiatry. Dr. Brown is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is board-certified in both child and adolescent psychiatry and general psychiatry.
Dr. Brown is originally from Michigan. She graduated with honors from Xavier University of Louisiana and received a B.S. degree in Biology Pre-Medicine. She earned her Doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Department of Neurology and Psychiatry.
Dr. Brown completed her residency in General Psychiatry at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Department of Neurology and Psychiatry where she served as the Assistant Chief Resident and was nominated with a Caring Physician Award. Dr. Brown furthered her education by completing a fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Baylor College of Medicine, where she held the position as Chief Resident and was the recipient of the Resident Award of Excellence. During the final year of her fellowship she was selected as one of two recipients from a national pool of child and adolescent psychiatry residents, to participate in the Educational Outreach Program for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residents, supported by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Endowment, and the Life Members Fund.
Dr. Brown is actively involved in local and national organizations and has presented on both the local and national level on many topics in child psychiatry. She has participated in several community mental and medical health awareness projects and helped establish a child and adolescent clinic to provide convenient and affordable access to primary pediatric mental health care services for children and teenagers in a medically under-served area of Houston.
Dr. Brown established The ADHD Wellness Center after discovering there were very few community and medical resources to support the ADHD community. Although her focus involves the medication treatment of ADHD and its co-morbidities, she also believes in order to have optimal control of the disorder, ADHD coaching, effective Parent Management Training, and other forms of behavior management are equally important. She is an advocate of innovative resources for positive parenting and healthy family relationships. Additionally, her passion extends to her pursuit of promoting awareness and education about a condition that can be well-controlled and where individuals can function at their optimal levels.