David Brown
Reporter

David Brown, a journalist and physician, has been a staff writer for The Washington Post since 1991. He has covered medical research, the AIDS epidemic, clinical practice, medical ethics, epidemiology, global health, and numerous non-medical scientific subjects. He majored in American Studies at Amherst College, graduating in 1973. He worked as a reporter at The Greenwood (Miss.) Commonwealth and The Baltimore Sun before entering the Medical College of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated in 1987. He works four days a week at the Post and two-thirds of a day at a general internal medicine clinic in Baltimore supervising third-year medical students.

Latest by David Brown

In coastal Maine, nuanced portraits of 2 American painters

In coastal Maine, nuanced portraits of 2 American painters

Visiting the studios of Winslow Homer and Andrew Wyeth: a carriage house and a battered saltwater farm.

Sometimes in medicine we just don’t know what happened

Sometimes in medicine we just don’t know what happened

The imperfect responses to Ebola, smallpox and anthrax all show how mistakes get made.

Two siblings swim English Channel. A third falls short

Two siblings swim English Channel. A third falls short

The Wahls take on a tougher challenge than they imagined; one recovers after losing consciousness.

Three siblings want to swim the English Channel — a first

Three siblings want to swim the English Channel — a first

Success will mean enduring water too cold for most and having a mind-set that forces the body to keep on going.