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Dr. Perry Brown Jr is a local pediatrician committed to education, research, service and improving the health and well-being of children. He is a the St. Luke's Cystic Fibrosis Center of Idaho co-director and a leader in screening newborns for CF. He is also a pediatric faculty member since 2004 for the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho.
Dr. Brown is very involved locally and nationally in CF research, including working on studies resulting in the FDA approval of 3 new, game-changing drugs for CF, and serving on the steering committee for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s research arm (Therapeutics Development Network).
Currently, he is conducting a feasibility analysis and roadmap towards the development of a pediatric residency here in Boise. It would be Idaho’s first pediatric residency and the only pediatric residency along the northwestern tier of states between Seattle / Portland and the South Dakota / Minnesota border.
He has served on numerous boards and committees including Idaho Kids Count, Idaho Child Immunization Policy Commission, Idaho Immunization Coalition, Idaho Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics, St. Luke’s Health System, the Department of Health and Welfare, Idaho Conservation League, and the Conservation Voters for Idaho.
Dr. Brown was named an Idaho Health Care Hero in 2010 by the Idaho Business Weekly. In 2012 he was awarded the Ron Lemire WWAMI Pediatric and Teaching Award in 2012, Faculty of the Year in 2007 and Rookie Faculty of the Year in 2005. He was honored as ACMS Physician of the Year in 2014.
He completed his undergraduate education at Dartmouth College and attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his pediatric residency at University of Colorado Health Sciences’ Denver Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Brown is married to his lovely wife Desiree and together have 6 children.