Dr. Brown grew up in Southwestern Virginia and graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Civil Engineering. He worked in the coal industry as a summer intern and ultimately for several years with engineering firms in Virginia prior to attending medical school at the Medical College of Virginia. He completed surgery residency at the Carilion Hospital System in Roanoke Virginia.
He enjoys the outdoors, walking his dog, and trips to Montana in the summers with his wife and two children. He can be found in Blacksburg on Saturdays cheering for the Virginia Tech Hokies during football season.