Amy Caruso Brown

Pediatric Oncologist, Ethicist, and Medical Educator in New York

Amy Caruso Brown

Pediatric Oncologist, Ethicist, and Medical Educator in New York

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Amy "inherited" the blog To Gyre and Gambol after the founding author, her father Thom Brown, passed away in 2014. She attended the University of Virginia as an undergraduate and later received a medical degree from Emory University and master's degrees in medical anthropology from Oxford University and in clinical research from the University of Colorado. She trained as a pediatrician at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and at the University of Colorado, and as a pediatric hematologist/oncologist at the Children's Hospital Colorado. She has lived in six countries and speaks five languages badly (plus Latin, courtesy of her dad). After five years living (and skiing, hiking, climbing and rowing, and sometimes missing HUMIDITY and GREEN) in Denver, she is now an assistant professor of pediatrics, bioethics and humanities in upstate New York. She lives in the house that Thom built.

Amy's academic interests include the provision of ethical health care to children and families, regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual and gender identity, or ability to pay, particularly in the current political climate; the impact of social media on communication, medical decision making, and trust in healthcare providers; and the promotion of pediatric cancer treatment and palliative care in resource-limited settings. She teaches ethics, public health, advocacy and social responsibility to medical students. She is passionate about the importance of protecting the environment to improve human health and promoting girls' education as a means to improve child health and end violence against women and children. In her spare time, when she isn't feeling guilty about not having saved the world yet, she is an

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  • Work
    • SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Education
    • University of Virginia
    • Emory University
    • Oxford University
    • University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center