Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Midland TX
Dr. Brown is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon (CERTIFICATION MATTERS!). He also holds a second certification in Surgery of the Hand, one of only a few surgeons in all of west texas. He is a full active member of the American society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) as well as a Full active member of American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). Dr. Brown’s ultimate goal for all patients is to restore and rejuvenate. From caring for crippling arthritis, to face and full body cosmetic surgery, he seeks to return what time has lost.
Matt Brown graduated summa cum laude from Steven F Austin High School in Sugar Land, Texas. He was awarded a Heritage Scholarship to LeTourneau University where he initially studied psychology and business. As a sophomore he was able to participate in a medical and dental mission trip to Mexico City. It was this trip that inspired his passion for medicine. During his senior year he served as the leader of a medical mission trip to the same location focusing on pediatric care. After this he returned to LeTourneu, graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in biology and minors in psychology and chemistry, and received the academic achievement award from the department of biological sciences.
After his undergraduate Dr. Brown went on to earn his medical degree at Texas A&M University. He was selected to be part of the prestigious Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP) at the National Institutes of Health. During this year he conducted basic science and clinical research focused on the treatment of head and neck cancer. He proposed to his wife, Becky (also a med student at A&M) during this year away and returned to Texas where they were married in Midland in their final year of medical school. He completed his doctorate of medicine, graduating with honors and went on to post-graduate training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. During this time he received comprehensive training in aesthetics, trauma, and cancer reconstructive plastic surgery. He then completed a fellowship in hand surgery at the University of Michigan. After this time away, Dr. Brown and his wife, Dr. Rebecca James, who specializes in female pelvic surgery returned to her hometown of Midland. Within the first 2 years of practice Dr. Brown obtained both his Board Certification in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, (passing in the 98 percentile) with an additional certification in surgery of the hand.
Dr. Brown enjoys writing and publishing in the medical literature. He has written and published over 50 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters related to hand and plastic surgery and has spoken at a myriad national and international conferences. He believes educating his patients is a central tenet to excellent patient care.
Medical missions and volunteer work have been a genuine influence in his career and personal life. From taking his first mission trips in college, to volunteering in the local free clinic during medical school, to most recently teaching and operating in Vietnam to educate local surgeons about hand birth defects, his passion for reaching underserved communities prevails.
He and his wife, Becky, stay busy outside of work with their older son, Maddox, and their twin daughters Hadley and Sawyer. In his free time enjoys playing music including his various guitars, violins, and mandolin.