Devin L Brown MD

Associate Professor, Neurology
Clinical Interests:



U of M Neurology

Cardiovascular Center Floor 3 Reception C
1500 E Medical Center Dr SPC 5855
Ann Arbor


Medical School or Training

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1997


  • University of Virginia School of Medicine, Neurology, VA, 2001

Professional Organizations

  • American Heart Association, Stroke Council

  • American Neurological Association, elected member

  • Sleep Research Society

  • American Academy of Neurology

Board Certification

  • Neurology

  • Vascular Neurology


Sleep disorders and stroke:  Dr. Brown is a principal investigator of an NIH-funded project to assess the frequency of sleep-disordered breathing after stroke, and the relationship of this sleep disorder to stroke outcomes . Dr. Brown is also the principal investigator on an NIH-funded project to study the treatment of stroke patients with sleep apnea. She further conducts studies on the pathophysiology of sleep apnea in stroke patients.

Health services research:  Dr. Brown is a principal investigator of SHARE, an NIH-funded primary stroke prevention behavioral intervention.

Health disparities research:  Dr. Brown studies ethnic and gender disparities in stroke within the BASIC study.


Devin L. Brown, M.D., M.S. is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Director of the Vascular Neurology Residency Program in the University of Michigan Medical School. She also is Associate Director of the Stroke Program. Her research interests include sleep disorders in stroke patients, behavioral interventions for stroke prevention, health disparities research, and acute stroke therapy. She is currently a principal investigator of three NIH R01 grants and also holds foundation funding. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in 1992 from Brown University and her medical degree in 1997 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Brown completed a residency in 2001 and fellowship in cerebrovascular disease/stroke in 2003, both at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. She also completed a Master of Science degree in 2005 at the U-M School of Public Health. Dr. Brown joined the U-M faculty in 2003 as an Assistant Professor of Neurology and staff physician. Prior to her arrival in Ann Arbor, she served from 2001-03 as a Clinical Instructor of Neurology at the University of Virginia. Dr. Brown's honors include co-chief resident in neurology at the University of Virginia in 2000-01, and the 2008 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation McDevitt Excellence in Research Award. In addition, she was listed among the "Best Doctors in America" in 2007-2012. A fellow of the American Heart Association Stroke Council, member of the American Academy of Neurology, Sleep Research Society, and an elected member of the American Neurological Association, her publications include over 60 peer-reviewed publications. She serves as an editorial board member of Neurology and Stroke.