Florida Orthopaedic Specialists is pleased to welcomeDrew J. Brown IV, M.D. to the group. Dr. Brown received his undergraduate degree at The University of Texas at AusEn where he also played NCAA Division 1 basketball. He then began his medical training in Boston, MassachuseLs at TuMs University School of Medicine and completed his Orthopedic residency at The University of Hawaii in Honolulu. After residency, Dr. Brown sought further specialization in Spine Surgery and was selected for a fellowship at the San Diego Spine Fellowship Program located at the San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders in La Jolla, CA under the direction of Dr. Behrooz Akbarnia. Dr. Brown treats all spine disorders and has focused his training to sub--specialize in adult degenerative condition of the lumbar and cervical spine, including spinal stenosis, spinal deformity, radiculopathy, disc herniations, spondylolisthesis and spinal tumors. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive spine procedures and complex spinal reconstructions or revisions. His clinical studies have focused mainly on spinal deformity surgery as well as minimally invasive spine surgery techniques. Dr. Brown is committed to providing an in--depth explanation of his patients’ diagnosis and a thorough discussion of treatment options, as well as recommendaEons that are tailored to each patient. While he primarily utilizes non--surgical care, an operative intervention may be recommended when non--surgical measures are unsuccessful.Dr. Brown believes in physical fitness and exercise for treating most musculoskeletal condiEons, including spinal abnormalities and during postoperative recovery. As a previous collegiate basketball player, he has a strong interest in advocating for his patients’ ongoing fitness, as well as other healthy lifestyle parameters, such as dietary optimization.He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and North American Spine Society.In his spare time he enjoys surfing, diving, and traveling and he looks forward to integraEng himself into the community while serving the area both professionally and personally.