David L. Brown, M.D. is a world renowned physician, anesthesiologist, and leading expert on pain management. He practiced medicine for 37 years in both operating rooms and as a physician focusing on chronic and cancer pain. During his career, he held senior leadership positions in some of the world’s most renowned medical establishments, including Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, and the University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center. He was most recently Chairman of the Anesthesiology Institute at Cleveland Clinic.
At the peak of his career, Dave almost died from multi-organ failure in his own ICU. His illness gave him and his family a first-hand look at how powerful incentives inside our health system quickly overpower the unique values and goals of individual patients.
As he observed healthcare delivery through “patient eyes,” it also became clear to Dave that individuals and families were struggling to navigate our healthcare systems. He came to understand more clearly how the ill individual was so often forced to fit into established algorithms and protocols, rather than be allowed to make decisions that resulted in the care they needed and wanted.
Armed with a physician’s brain and a patient’s heart, Dave founded Curadux in the Fall of 2015. He dedicated himself and the company to making life better for others faced with illness.