Established the CFTTC(W), partnered with VGH Trauma Services, to facilitate trauma training for CF Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nursing Officers and Medical Officers.

Dr Ross Brown

Dr. Ross Brown is a practicing general surgeon and trauma surgeon at Vancouver General Hospital and Provincial Medical Director of Trauma Services. He is a Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, UBC. He is also an Associate Medical Director of the Canadian Forces Trauma Training Centre (West) (CFTTC(W)), located at VGH, having transferred to the C.F. Primary Reserve List in 2005.Originally from Hamilton, Ontario Dr. Brown completed his undergraduate (Hons.Physiology) and graduated in 1977 from the University of Western Ontario. He joined the Canadian Forces in 1979 as a Maritime Surface Officer, posted to Esquimalt, serving in HMCS Restigouche, Yukon and Qu’appelle as Navigating Officer 1980-1984. He graduated from Medical School at McMaster University in 1988 and completed an internship at St. Paul’s Hospital 1988-89. He was then posted to HMCS Provider as Medical Officer in 1989 and to the Base Hospital 1989-90 before returning to Vancouver for his General Surgery Residency at UBC. He has completed two tours in Bosnia and three in Afghanistan (Kabul and Kandahar). He was posted to Halifax as a general surgeon at Stadacona Hospital 1990-91 and then back to Vancouver General Hospital. In Vancouver, he established the CFTTC(W), partnered with VGH Trauma Services, to facilitate trauma training for CF Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nursing Officers and Medical Officers. Since its inception, many of Canada’s military medical personnel have been trained at VGH prior to their deployments.Dr. Brown also has a Masters of Arts in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University (2002).

In 2010, Dr Brown was seconded to VANOC to support the Olympic & Paralympic Games, managing the Whistler Polyclinic, which included the Mobile Medical Unit (MMU). In addition to his current clinical, academic and administrative work, Dr Brown supports the Provincial Health Services Agency as a medical advisor to the MMU.

Kim PTW, Jangra D, Simons RK, Brown DRG, et al. Mountain biking injuries requiring trauma centre admission: A ten year urban trauma centre experience. J Trauma, 2006, 60(2); 312-317

Konkin D, Simons RK, Brown DRG, et al. Population-based analysis of severe injuries from non-motorized wheeled vehicles. Am J Surg, 191 (2006) 615-618

Schneidereit NP, Simons RK, Nicolaou S, Graeb D, Brown DRG, Kirkpatrick AW, Redekop G, McKevitt EC, Nevestani A. Utility of screening for blunt vascular neck injuries with computed tomographic angiography.
J Trauma 2006 Jan 60(1) 209-15

Garraway N, Brown DR, Nash D, Kirkpatrick A, Schneidereit NP, Van Heest R, Hwang H, Simons R. Active internal re-warming using a centrifugal pump and heat exchanger following haemorrhagic shock, surgical trauma and hypothermia in a porcine model. Injury Sept 2007

Finley CJ, Hemenway D, Clifton J, Brown DRG, Simons RK, Hameed SM. The demographics of significant firearm injury in Canadian trauma centres and the associated predictors of inhospital mortality. Can J Surg
Vol 51(3) p197-203 June 2008

Garraway NR, Buczhowski, A, Brown DRG, Meloche RM, Warnock, G, Simons RK. Case report: Pancreatic Islet Cell Transplant following distal pancreatectomy for trauma J Trauma 67, E187, 2009

Hameed SM, Schuurman N, Taulu T, Lakha N, Evans DC, Brown DRB, et al. Injury, Infection, and Critical Care. Access to Trauma Systems in Canada for Trauma J Trauma 1350, V69, N6, Dec 2010

McLaughlin T, Hennecke P, Garraway N, Evans D, Hameed SM, Simons RK, Doucet J, Hansen D, Annand, S, DR Brown. A Predeployment Trauma Team Training Course Creates Confidence in Teamwork and Clinical Skills: A Pot-Afghanistan Deployment Validation Study of Canadian Forces Healthcare Personnel; Journal of Trauma, Vol 71 number 5, November Supplement 1, 2011 pS487-S493.

Hynes SL, Jansen LA, Brown DR, Courtemanche DJ, Boyle JC: Bilateral Temporomandibular Joint Dislocation With Locked Mandibular Impaction; J Oral Maxillofacial Surg: e116-118, 2012

Brown Ross D, Heidary Behrouz, Bell Nathaniel, Appleton Leanne, Simons K Richard, Evans C David, Hameed Morad S, Taunton Jack, Khwaja Kosar, O’Connor Michael, Garraway Naisan, Hennecke Peter, Kuipers Donna, Taulu Tracey, Quinn Lori. Creating a gold medal Olympic and Paralympics health care team: a satisfaction survey of the mobile medical unit/polyclinic team training for the Vancouver 2010 winter games. BMC Research Note.2013, 6:462 DOI: 10.1186/10.1186/1756-0500-6-462

Gregory S, Vu M, Sweet D, Vu E, Dhingra V, Brown R,Simons R, Papp A. British Columbia Adult Major Burn Clinical Practice Guidelines. The Surgical Times, September 2012. p21