Paul A. Brown (doctor)

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Paul A. Brown
Born 20th century
Alma mater Harvard College
Tufts University School of Medicine
Occupation Academic, businessman, pathologist and writer

Paul A. Brown is an American academic, businessman, pathologist and writer.


He attended Harvard College (1960), located in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and the Tufts University School of Medicine (1964), located in Boston, Massachusetts.

He underwent professional training in pathology at the Tufts-New England Medical Center (1964–65), also located Boston; and Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital (1965–69), located in New York City, New York.


He served as the chief of pathology at Portsmouth Naval Hospital (1969–70), located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.[clarification needed]

Brown was a member of the Board of Trustees at Tufts University, the chairman of the Board of Overseers at Tufts University School of Medicine, part of the Visiting Committee at Boston University School of Medicine, and part of the Visiting Committee and instructor in pathology at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

In 1967, Brown founded MetPath, an American company providing clinical-laboratory services. MetPath was acquired by Corning Glass Works for $140 million in 1982 and subsequently renamed to Quest Diagnostics (DGX).

He also founded HEARx in 1986, which was renamed to HearUSA and was acquired by Siemens AG for $130 million in 2011.

Brown co-wrote, with Richard D. Hoffmann, the 1998 book Success in the Business Jungle – Secrets of an Entrepreneurial Animal (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Dorrance Publishing; ISBN 978-0-805-94336-8).

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