Martha E Brown

Martha E Brown, M.D.

Associate Professor

Business Phone: (352) 265-5300
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Fellowship – Substance Abuse
1987 · Medical University of South Carolina
Residency – Psychiatry
1985 · Medical University of South Carolina
1982 · Medical University of South Carolina
Medical Degree
1981 · Medical University of South Carolina

About Martha E Brown

Dr. Brown is an Associate Professor here at the UF College of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry, the Addiction Medicine Group, the Florida Recovery Center, and UF’s Pain Evaluation and Treatment Program.

After graduation from Clemson University, Dr. Brown matriculated to MUSC where she was a medical student, intern, resident, Chief Resident and finally an Addiction Psychiatry Fellow. After graduation, she moved to New Orleans where she was an Assistant Professor at the LSU Medical School and became Louisiana State Physician Health Program Director. This program is quite similar to PRN in Florida. During this time she began evaluating and treating professional athletes. Before long, she became the psychiatrist for the New Orleans Saints. After years of working with professional athletes, she began evaluating other athletes from around the United States. After leading this state of Louisiana evaluation and recovery program for impaired health professionals, developing prevention and treatment for patients from physicians to professional athletes, she was recruited to the University of South Florida (USF) Medical School. At USF she became an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry. In 2006, in addition to this position, she became Associate Dean for Faculty Development in the USF College of Medicine. According to Dr. Brown: “Yes, I loved Tampa but UF COM has the largest and one of the very best addiction research and treatment programs in the United States! I couldn’t wait to move and start working with the UF faculty and FRC staff. ”

Board Certifications

  • Addiction Psychiatry
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Profile

  • Psychiatry
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry
Areas of Interest
  • Antisocial personality disorder
  • Avoidant personality disorder
  • Histrionic personality disorder
  • Narcissistic personality disorder
  • Schizoid personality disorder
  • Schizotypal personality disorder


Bedside Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter Assessment in the Identification of Increased Intracranial Pressure in Suspected Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension.
Pediatric neurology. 54:35-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2015.08.009. [PMID] 26481981.
Searching for answers: proper prescribing of controlled prescription drugs.
Journal of psychoactive drugs. 44(1):79-85 [PMID] 22641969.
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Effect of oral arginine supplementation on exhaled nitric oxide concentration in sickle cell anemia and acute chest syndrome.
Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology. 32(7):e249-58 [DOI] 10.1097/MPH.0b013e3181ec0ae5. [PMID] 20724949.
Forming Effective Alliances with IPPs.
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Role of Alcohol and Substances of Abuse in the Immunomodulation of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease: A Review.
Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment. 3(4):174-182
A Needs Assessment of Health and Wellness Services for Medical Students, Residents and Faculty.
Substance Abuse. 15(1):29-32
Attitudinal Challenges in a Medical Center Employees Assistance Program.
Substance Abuse. 14(1):45-52
The Effect of Underlying Philosophy upon Utilization of a Program for Impaired Medical Students.
. 143:39-44
Alcohol Detoxification and Withdrawal Seizures: Clinical Support for a Kindling Hypothesis.
Biological Psychiatry. 23:507-514

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
MDC7830 Psychiatry Clerkship
MDT7840 Elect Top/Psychiatry
PAS5009 Behav and Commnty Med 2

Contact Details

(352) 265-5300