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Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown, MD

Specialties: Resident and Family Medicine
No Patient Experience Reviews – Why Not?

Gundersen Health System requires a minimum of 30 completed patient surveys in a 12-month period for each clinician before posting a clinician’s rating. Industry best practice is clear that more data provides a more accurate picture of the patient experience.

Main Location

  • La Crosse Campus

    1900 South Avenue La Crosse, WI 54601

    • Office Phone: (608) 775-0375


Personal Interests

Sarah Brown, MD, grew up in Brookfield, Wis. in a large multiracial family. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Spanish Studies at the University of Minnesota. She traveled to Bangladesh to work with a nonprofit, Action Aid, before moving to Madison to work as a bilingual family outreach worker with Dane County Parent Council. She completed a five-year dual MD-MPH program at UWSMPH. Sarah has strong interests in community health, preventive medicine, primary care innovation, community-based participatory research, the reduction of health disparities and food equity. Sarah loves spending time with her husband, Trevor, their son, Elian, and their dog, Asia Minor. Their family interests include cooking, sourdough baking, vegetable fermentation, gardening, collaborative painting, children’s literature, camping, snowshoeing and bicycling.

Education and Training

Gundersen Medical Foundation

Published Works

  • Black BP, Wright PM, Limbo RK. Perinatal and pediatric bereavement in nursing and other health professions. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company, LLC; 2016
  • Reynertson S. Addressing medical errors: organizational and legal alternatives. Gund Luth Med J. 2004;3(1):37-42
  • Bertsch-Gout M, Loeb R, Finch AK, Javed A, Bernard J. High resolution retinal scanning reveals regional structural differences between MS and NMOSD optic neuritis regardless of antibody status. J Neurol Sci. 2018;384:61-66. doi: S0022-510X(17)34450-7 [pii]
  • Burlew CC, Sumislawski JJ, Behnfield CD, et al. Time to stroke: a Western Trauma Association multicenter study of blunt cerebrovascular injuries. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018;85(5):858-866. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001989 [doi]
  • Pridham KF, Limbo RK, Schroeder MM. Guided participation in pediatric nursing practice: relationship-based teaching and learning with parents, children, and adolescents. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company, LLC; 2018
  • Kota K, Bossart EA, Basudan A, et al. Generation and characterization of a novel invasive lobular breast carcinoma cell line WCRC-25. 2017
  • Peters AA, Jamaludin SYN, Yapa KTDS, et al. Oncosis and apoptosis induction by activation of an overexpressed ion channel in breast cancer cells. Oncogene. 2017;36(46):6490-6500. doi: 10.1038/onc.2017.234 [doi]
  • McAndrew D, Grice DM, Peters AA, et al. ORAI1-mediated calcium influx in lactation and in breast cancer. Mol Cancer Ther. 2011;10(3):448-460. doi: 10.1158/1535-7163.MCT-10-0923 [doi]
  • Kirchhoff KT, Hammes BJ, Kehl KA, Briggs LA, Brown RL. Effect of a disease-specific planning intervention on surrogate understanding of patient goals for future medical treatment. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010;58(7):1233-1240. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.02760.x
  • Faddy HM, Smart CE, Xu R, et al. Localization of plasma membrane and secretory calcium pumps in the mammary gland. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2008;369(3):977-981. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2008.03.003 [doi]
Love + Medicine

Every day, Gundersen Health System staff deliver great medicine plus a little something extra—we call it Love + Medicine.

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