Kathryn Brown, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Kathryn Brown

Contact Info


Office Phone 651-772-3461

Office Address:
Phalen Village Family Medicine Clinic
1414 Maryland Ave E
St. Paul, MN 55106

Mailing Address:
University of Minnesota
Family Med/Community Health
MMC 381 Mayo
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Faculty Advisor
UMN Medical School Family Medicine Interest Group

MD, University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota St. John's Family Medicine Residency

MS, Johns Hopkins University


Dr. Kathryn Brown has been a member of the St. John's Hospital Family Medicine Residency core faculty since 2015. She received her medical training at the University of Minnesota Medical School-Twin Cities Campus and completed her family medicine training in 2014 at the St. John's Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. 

In the field of family medicine, Dr. Brown is motivated by developing and sustaining collaborative relationships with patients in the clinical setting, working with families, providing obstetric care, and enhancing the patient experience as they interface with medicine. Dr. Brown's research interests include: improving the patient experience in clinical care and management of chronic pain and safe opiate prescribing. In her personal life, Dr. Brown enjoys time with her family, cooking, time spent outdoors, and ceramics. 

Professional Associations

American Academy of Family Physicians
Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians


Research Summary/Interests

Improving the patient experience in clinical care; management of chronic pain; safe opiate prescribing


Stewart H, Montag Schafer K, Brown K. Atypical presentation of ACE-inhibitor induced angioedema. J Fam Pract.

Montag Schafer K, Brandt E, Brown K. What strategies influence patient satisfaction with physician communication when prescribing chronic opioid therapy? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020.23(1): 16-17

Brown KM, Keenan A, Montag-Schafer K. “ In patients prescribed chronic opioids for pain management, do pill counts prevent diversion?” Evidence-Based Practice. 2018; 21(8):51



  • Family Medicine/Primary Care


Phalen Village Family Medicine Clinic

Board Certifications