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Erica D. Brownfield

Erica D. Brownfield, MD, FACP

Dr. Brownfield graduated from the University of California in Los Angeles with a BS in Biology. She attended the Chicago Medical School in 1996 and completed her Internal Medicine residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital in 1999. She joined the Division of General Internal Medicine at Emory in 1999 as a clinician educator.
Since 1999, Dr. Brownfield has been actively involved in the medical school and house staff programs. She served as the Co-Director of the Internal Medicine Clerkship from 2000-2006, before she became the Director in 2006. She was the Vice Chair for Education in the department of medicine from 2009-2014. Dr. Brownfield was an inaugural class member of the Woodruff Leadership Academy of Emory University in 2003.
Dr. Brownfield spends time as an attending on the General Medicine Wards at Grady Memorial Hospital and is also a supervising attending in the Primary Care Center at Grady. She also has her own faculty practice at Grady, where she takes care of private patients.
Dr. Brownfield enjoys teaching the medical students and housestaff. While at Emory, she has received numerous teaching awards including the Dean’s Teaching Award, the Annette Bernard Outpatient Teaching Award, and the Primary Care Clinician Teacher Award. She was recognized in 2004 regionally by winning the Southern Society of General Internal Medicine Award for Clinician Educator of the Year. Dr. Brownfield is an assistant dean of Medical Education for the Emory University School of Medicine. She has served on numerous committees for the medical school, including the Admissions Committee, the Clerkship Directors Committee, the Progress and Promotions Committee, the Executive Curriculum committee, and the Curriculum Planning Committee. In the Department of Medicine, she founded the Executive Curriculum Committee and has served on the Department of Medicine Education Committee, the Faculty Development Advisory Committee, the Administration Restructuring Committee, the Strategic Implementation Planning Committee, and on the Search Committee for the division chief of General Internal Medicine. She furthermore served as the President of the University Senate and Chair of the Faculty Council at Emory and is a member of the Provost Advisory Committee, the Faculty Advisory Committee for Finance and Administration, and the Southern Association of College and Schools Steering Committee.

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Internal Medicine

Affiliations

  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Finch University of Health
  • Internship: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital

Honors & Awards

Annette Bernard Outpatient Teaching Award, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, 1999 – 2000

Best Lecturer, Primary Care Curriculum, Department of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program, Emory University School of Medicine, 2000 – 2001

Primary Care Clinician Teacher Award, Department of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program, Emory University School of Medicine, 2000 – 2001, 2002 – 2003

Runner-Up, Best Lecturer, Primary Care Curriculum, Department of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program, Emory University School of Medicine, 2001 – 2002

Dean’s Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching, Emory University School of Medicine, 2002 – 2003, 2007 – 2008

Excellence in Teaching in Internal Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, 2002 – 2003, 2003 – 2004

Ward Attending Teaching Award, Department of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program, Emory University School of Medicine, 2003

Clinician Educator of the Year, Southern Society of General Internal Medicine, 2004

Fellow, American College of Physicians, 2005

Honored Clinical Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, 2007

Best Clerkship Director, Emory University School of Medicine, 2008

Nanette K. Wenger Service Award, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, 2009 – 2010

Distinguished Physician, Department of Medicine Clinical Distinctions Program, Emory University School of Medicine, 2017 – designed to recognize and award exceptional clinical care provided by faculty members

Publications

Kobashigawa J, Murphy F, Stevenson L, Moriguchi J, Kawata N, Kamjoo P, Brownfield E, Wilmarth J, Chuck C, Drinkwater D, Laks H. Low-dose lovastatin safely lowers cholesterol after cardiac transplantation. Circulation. 1990:82; 281-283

Chelimsky-Fallick C, Middlekauff HR, Stevenson WG, Kobashigawa J, Saxon LA, Moriguchi J, Brownfield ED, Hamilton MA, Drinkwater D, Laks H, Stevenson LW. Amiodarone therapy does not compromise subsequent heart transplantation. J of the American College of Cardiology. 1992:20: 1556-1561

Kobashigawa JA, Stevenson LW, Brownfield ED, Moriguchi JD, Kawata N, Fandrich R, Drinkwater DC, Laks H. Initial success of steroid weaning late after heart transplantation. J of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 1992:11:428-430

Kobashigawa JA, Stevenson LW, Brownfield E, Moriguchi JD, Kawata N, Hamilton M, Minkley R, Drinkwater D, Laks H. Does short-course induction with OKT3 improve outcome after heart transplantation? A randomized trial. J of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 1993:12; 205-208

Kobashigawa JA, Stevenson LW, Moriguchi JD, Kawata N, Brownfield E, Drinkwater DC, Laks H. Is intravenous glucocorticoid therapy better than an oral regimen for asymptomatic cardiac rejection? A randomized trial. J of the American College of Cardiology. 1993:21; 1142-1144

Chan SY, Kobashigawa J, Stevenson LW, Brownfield E, Brunken RC, Schelbert HR. Myocardial blood flow at rest and during pharmacological vasodilation in cardiac transplants during and after successful treatment of rejection. Circulation. 1994:90; 204-211

Kobashigawa JA, Stevenson LW, Brownfield ED, Gleeson MP, Moriguchi JD, Kawata N, Minkley R, Drinkwater DC, Laks H. Corticosteroid weaning late after heart transplantation: relation to HLA-DR mismatching and long-term metabolic benefits. J of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 1995:14; 963-967

Antman K, Abraido-Lanza AF, Blum D, Brownfield E, et al. Reducing disparities in breast cancer survival: a Columbia University and Avon Breast Cancer Research and Care Network Symposium. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 2002:75; 269-280

Brownfield E, Bernhardt J, Phan J, Williams M, Parker R. Direct-to-Consumer Drug Advertisements on Network Television: An Exploration of Quantity, Frequency and Placement. J of Health Communication 2004:9:491-7

Chakkalakal R, Brownfield E, Brownfield ED. “Mentoring-Lite”: An alternative to consider. Medical Education 2009; 43:1087

Brownfield E, Santen S. A short palliative care experience: beginning to learn. Medical Education 2009; 43:1111-1112

Brownfield ED, Abrahamson J, Santen S. Assessment of medical students: can one global question be meaningful. Medical Teacher 2010; 32:938

Brownfield E, Manaloto, Liu X, Atkinson K, Bernstein L, Schneider J, Schulman D, Ziegler T, Zreloff J. Reviving physical examination skills in teaching faculty. Teaching and Learning in Medicine 2011; 23:3, 305-6

Higgins S, Bernstein L, Manning K, Schneider J, Kho A, Brownfield E, Branch W. Through the Looking Glass: How Reflective Learning Influences the Development of Young Faculty Members. Teaching and Learning in Medicine 2011; 23:3,238-243

Miriam Fischer, Robin Hemphill, Eva Rimler, Stephanie Marshall, Erica Brownfield, Philip Shayne, Lorenzo Difrancesco, Sally Santen. Patient Communication During Handovers Between Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine Residents. Journal of Graduate Medical Education 2012; December: 533-537.

Brownfield E, Clyburn B, Santen S, Heudebert G, Hemmer P. The Activities and Responsibilities of the Vice Chair for Education in U.S. and Canadian Departments of Medicine. Acad Medicine 2012; 87:8

Santen SA, Seidelman J, Miller C, Brownfield E, Houchens N, Sisson T, Lypson M. Milestones for Internal Medicine Sub-Interns. The American Journal of Medicine 2015; 128: 790-8.

Stoddard H, Brownfield ED, Churchward G, Eley JW. An “Interwoven” Curriculum Committee Structure to Facilitate Oversight and Sustain Innovation. Acad Med 2016 Jan;91(1):48-53.

Stoddard HA, Brownfield ED. Clinician-educators as dual professionals: A contemporary reappraisal. Acad Med 2016;91(7):921-924.