Eric R. Brown, M.D., Ph.D.


August 2, 2012

Eric R. Brown, M.D., Ph.D., has been named chief medical officer (CMO) for SIU HealthCare at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield.

As CMO, Brown is involved with regulatory, accreditation, safety, clinical informatics and compliance issues as well as facilitating standardization, quality and improvement of care and processes across the practice for SIU HealthCare, the medical school’s group practice. He is part of the leadership team coordinating strategic plans that support excellence in the clinical, research and teaching missions of SIU HealthCare and SIU School of Medicine.

Most recently, Brown was director of general gynecology (2004-11) and patient safety/quality officer for gynecology, gynecologic oncology, and urogynecology (2006-12), at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.  He also was director of undergraduate medical/surgical education (2006-2012) and assistant professor of obstetrics/gynecology at Rush Medical College of Rush University (2001-12) and an attending physician at Rush University Medical Center (2001-12).

Brown completed his obstetrics and gynecology residency at Rush University Medical Center (1999). He received his medical degree from Rush Medical College (1995), his doctorate in biochemistry from Rush Graduate College (1993) and his bachelor of science degree in biochemistry and psychology from Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin (1989).

Brown is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology.  He is board certified in obstetrics/gynecology and healthcare quality management with subspecialty certification in patient safety and risk management.  He is a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. Brown’s research interests include the role of simulation on patient safety and clinical quality improvement.

SIU HealthCare has more than 250 full-time physicians as well as other medical professionals, providing both primary care and specialized treatment services.  SIU works in partnership with hospitals and clinics throughout Illinois, extending its clinical outreach efforts to 55 Illinois communities. Its website is

SIU School of Medicine’s mission is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health needs through education, service, research and community service throughout Illinois.  For information, call SIU’s Call Center, 217-545-8000 or 1-800-342-5748.  Its website is

Phone 217-545-8000
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Springfield, IL 62794-9620
The mission of SIU School of Medicine is to assist the citizens of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health-care needs through education, patient care, research and service to the community.


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