Dr. Alan Brown’s passion for treating cancer was inspired by the loss of both of his grandmothers to cancer, as well as his mother’s journey in becoming a breast cancer survivor. He understands the emotional and physical anguish that patients and their families endure throughout the journey. He chose to be a radiation oncologist because he wants to find a cure for cancer.
Dr. Brown uses state-of-the-art technology and a multidisciplinary approach to offer his patients the best treatment with a compassionate heart and acute attention to preservation of lifestyle and overall wellness. He also encourages integration of alternative medicine in combination with traditional cancer treatments.
Dr. Brown earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan, where he graduated at the top of his class with the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed his residency in Radiation Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School where he also served as Chief Resident of the Harvard Combined Radiation Oncology Program.
He has been recognized on a national level for his community involvement and cancer research with multiple publications and presentations. Dr. Brown previously served as chairman of the Regional Cancer Center’s Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic. He is a member of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology, the American Medical Association, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He is a former board member of the diversity committee at Massachusetts General Hospital.
In his free time, Dr. Brown enjoys spending time with his wife, Rahel, his daughters, Liya and Alana, and dogs, Brutus and Lucky. He is an avid traveler and loves giving back to the community through volunteer work and philanthropy.