Alyssa Brown

University of Louisville School of Medicine/Mayo Clinic School of Biomedical Sciences



Alyssa Brown grew up in Chattanooga, TN. She went to Centre College for a B.S. in Biology and minor in History. She fell in love with surgery after seeing her mentor perform an anoplasty during the first year of medical school. She finished her third year of medical school in 2018 and wandered off the beaten path to get a PhD, before finishing her MD. She is receiving her MD degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, and her PhD in Biomedical Engineering and Physiology at Mayo Clinic School of Biomedical Sciences. She is currently working on research projects involving pediatric ulcer disease, diaphragm sarcopenia, and benign breast disease. She currently works as part of the Association of Women Surgeons Blog Subcommittee. She is the National Chair of the American Medical Women’s Association Social Media and Branding Team. She is also a Graduate Student Representative of the American Physiological Society. When she is not buried in lab work, you will probably find her in the pediatric surgery OR, baking sweets and pastries that she saw on “Great British Bake-Off”, or off on an adventure. You can find her on Twitter @Alyssa_B_MDPhD and on Instagram at @Alyssa_B_FutureMDPhD

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