Dr. Adam Brown is a board-certified, practicing emergency physician and the System Chief of Emergency Medicine at Sentara Northern Virginia and Sentara Lake Ridge Emergency Departments in Northern VA since 2014. He also serves as Regional Medical Director for EmCare’s North Division where he leads a team of EM providers, 6 medical directors, and an administrative support staff for hospitals in New Jersey, Virginia, and North Carolina. As System Chief of EM at Sentara Northern Virginia, Dr. Brown has made significant patient-centered operational and quality improvements, by heading a multidisciplinary group of clinicians, administrators, and process improvement professionals. Dr. Brown earned his medical degree from East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. and completed his residency in emergency medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. In 2014, he completed his MBA, graduating with a leadership distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and sits on the national Emergency Medicine Practice Committee where he chairs the subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion. Additionally, he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and a Senior Scholar in the Center for Healthcare Innovation and Research at the George Washington University School of Medicine. At GW, he has ongoing research projects which address the financial implications of alternative payment models and emergency department resource utilization in underserved populations. Recently, Dr. Brown co-authored an article on healthcare payment reform that appeared in Annals of Emergency Medicine. Today, Adam and his husband Steve reside in Washington, DC with their Great Dane, Catherine the Great. Adam is an avid traveler, stellar iPhone photographer, loves politics, speaks 3 languages (French, Spanish and English), and plays the piano.