What does FACS mean?

The letters FACS (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon's name mean that the surgeon's education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College. Visit the website at www.facs.org for more information.

David M. Brown, MD


David M. Brown, MD, graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. He then completed his general surgery residency at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. His practice encompasses all areas of general surgery, including robotic repair of complex abdominal wall hernias. Dr. Brown has active privileges at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Holy Family Hospital, Deaconess Medical Center, and Valley Hospital. He is available to see patients at our Sacred Heart office as well as our Valley office. Dr. Brown also provides Acute Trauma Care, Critical Care, and Acute Surgical Care at Sacred Heart, the only Level II Trauma Center in Washington.

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