Hugh Keith Brown, PhD, MS
Clinical Professor of Anatomy
Department of Bio-Medical Sciences
PhD, Clinical Anatomy / Neuroscience, Tulane University
MS, Human Anatomy / Electron Microscopy, Medical College of Georgia
BS, Biology (Chemistry minor), Augusta College
H. Keith Brown, PhD is a native of rural Georgia who received his BS in Biology from
Augusta College and an MS in Anatomy (Electron Microscopy) from the Medical College
of Georgia before his doctoral work in Clinical Anatomy and Neuroscience at Tulane
University in New Orleans.
His teaching and research career at the University of South Florida College of Medicine
in Tampa Florida included directorships of Electron Microscopy, Histology, Clinical
Human Anatomy, and a Clinical Associate Professorship in Radiology. He is the founding
president of the Florida Society for Electron Microscopy.
His varied publications as well as his patents on color MRI reflect his research interests
and innovations in neuroscience, neurological-rehabilitation, diagnostic medical imaging,
and tissue segmentation in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. His tendency to think out of
the box and to improvise novel solutions to problems were born of farm life, honed
by his work as a technician and continue to serve him well in medical research.
Dr. Brown’s 40 + years of teaching experience has been in Clinical Human Anatomy,
Neuroscience, Histology, Embryology, Physiology, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and
Diagnostic Imaging during his tenure at the University of South Florida College of
Medicine, the Physical Therapy Program at North Georgia College and State University
in Dahlonega and as a faculty member in Brenau University's Occupational Therapy Program
in Gainesville Georgia. Dr. Brown is currently a Professor of Anatomy at the Georgia
campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Ann Austin Johnson Outstanding Faculty Member Award, Brenau University, 2000
Chi Omega Professor of the Year, Brenau University, 2000
President’s Council Award for Research Univ. of South Florida 1986
Gillot, A.J., Holder-Walls, A., Kurtz, J.R., Varley, N.C., and Brown, H.K. Perceptions and experiences of two survivors of stroke who participated in constraint-induced
movement therapy home programs. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 57(2):168-175,
Phillips, W.E., Brown, H.K., Bouza, J., and Figueroa. Neuro Radiologic MR Applications with Multiparametric Color
Composite Display. Magnetic Resonance Imaging 14(1): 59-72, 1996.
Lancz, Gerald, S. Specter, H.K. Brown, J.F. Hackney and H. Friedman. Interaction of Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol with Herpes
Viruses and Cultural Conditions Associated with Drug-induced Anti-cellular Effects
in: Friedman, Klein and Specter Ed. Drugs of Abuse and Immunity. Plenum Press. 1995.
Brown, H.K., T.R. Hazelton, A.K. Parsons, J.V. Fiorica, C.G. Berman, M.L. Silbiger. PC-based
Full-Color Composite Display in MR Imaging of Adnexal Masses: Preliminary clinical
Application with Quantitative Image Analysis and Pathologic Correlation. JCAT, 17(6):
Brown, H.K., T.R. Hazelton, J.V. Fiorica, A.K. Parsons, M.L. Silbiger. Composite and Classified
Color Display in MR Imaging of the female pelvis. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 10(1):
Brown, H.K., T.R. Hazelton and M.L. Silbiger. Tomographic Abdominal Anatomy with Magnetic Resonance
Color Composite Imaging. Clinical Anatomy, 5(2): 169-184, 1992.
Hazelton, T.R., H.K. Brown and M.L. Silbiger. Angiographic Magnetic Resonance Color Composites of the Normal
Brain and its Vasculature. J. Neuroimaging, 2(3): 143-150, 1992.
Yamamoto, Y., T.W. Klein, H.K. Brown and H. Friedman. Differential Morphologic and Metabolic Alterations in Permissive
vs. Nonpermissive Murine Macrophages Infected with Legionella pneumophila. Infection
and Immunity, 60(8): 3231-3237, 1992.
Brown, H.K.,T.R. Hazelton and M.L. Silbiger. Generation of Color Composites for Enhanced Tissue
Differentiation in Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain. American Journal of Anatomy,
192: 23-24, 1991
Klein, Thomas, Y. Yamamoto, H.K. Brown and H. Friedman. Interferon gamma induced resistance to Legonella pneumophila in
susceptible A/J mouse macrophages. J. Leuk. Biol., 49:98-103, 1991
Brain MRI Image Segmentation using Fuzzy C-Means Clustering Yong Wei, *H. Keith Brown, Xiuping Tao, Samuel Moore, and Dongsheng Che, IPCV / World Comp ’10, July 2010
Course on Diagnostic Imaging for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Association
of Georgia, Oct. 2008.
Advanced Practice Elective in Neurorehabilitation: Brain Review, Brenau OT. Fall 2004
“Functional Mapping of the Brain” Georgia Occupational Therapy Association. 2003
Advanced Anatomy of the Hand, CME Brenau University, 2001
Workshop on 3D MRI Segmentation Algorithm: Ritz Chicago, December 2001.
Volunteer & Leadership
Guest of Family Health Organization and Asia Medical Institute, Kabul , Afganistan,
Summer 2013. Lectures.
Member, North East Georgia Medical Center IRB Committee, 2004-2013
Chairman, Administrative Council at Loudsville United Methodist Church, 2005-2006
Teacher, Adult Sunday School at Loudsville United Methodist Church, 2001-2005
Teacher, Adult Sunday School at First Methodist Church, Gainesville, 1996-1998
Member, Board of Directors for NOA (Domestic abuse shelter), Lumpkin county, 1994-1996
Teacher, Adult Sunday School at Dahlonega United Methodist Church, 1993-1996
H. Keith Brown CURCA grant at NGCSU, Tissue Segmentation by color MRI: Statistical Analysis, $2000
Collaboration with UGA's Biological Imaging Research Center Fall 2009, Spring 2010.
H. Keith Brown CURCA grant at NGCSU. Cortical Re-mapping After Brain Injury Using fMRI. $3,000,
Collaboration with UGA's Biological Imaging Research Center Fall 2008, Spring 2009.
H. Keith Brown Research and Development Contract: Develop Software to demonstrate Color MRI methodology.
For Image Analysis Inc. of Tulsa Oklahoma through Brenau University, Gainesville,
Georgia. $ 340,000. 1998 – 2000.
H. Keith Brown, Laurence P. Clarke, Clarke Naylor, Martin Silbiger Enhancing Magnetic Resonance
Images for Improved Cancer Diagnoses. American Cancer Society/NASA (NSFL) March 1990
- March 1994. NASA plus matching funds from American Cancer Society, total $199,115.
Funded March 1990 – March 1994.
Herman Friedman, Thomas Klein, Julie Djeu, Y. Yamamoto, and H. Keith Brown. Legionnaire’s Disease: Cell Mediated Immunity. Department of Health and Human Services
PHS Future Extensions, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. 1/88-1/92.
Actively producing short video clips for Anatomy / Neuroscience reviews, 2014.
Brown, H.K. and Phillips, W.E. Showcase: Musculoskeletal tissue Segmentation with natural Color
Display in MRI: The News Magazine of Magnetic Resonance. Winter 1995
Phillips, W.E. and Brown, H.K. Color MRI: Works in Progress. Diagnostic Imaging, Spring 1995
Brown, H.K. and T.R. Hazelton Innovations in Diagnostic Imaging: Magnetic Resonance Angiography
and Color Image Display. Journal of the Florida Medical Association, 78 (5): 309-312,
Clarke, L.P.,G. Pidick, D. Jones, H.N. Schnitzlein, H.K. Brown, F.R. Murtagh aned M.L.Silbiger. MRI; Comparison of Circular and Ellipitical Coils
for Lumbar Spine. 12th North East Bioengineering Conference, Yale University, New
Haven CT, March 1986 (IEEE, Catalog No. 86CH2329-1;1986
Schnitzlein,H.N., R.F. Murtagh, L.P. Clarke, M. Downing, B.P. Cornell, J.P. Jones,
H.K. Brown, and M.L.Silbiger. Imaging Anatomy of the Lumbosacral Spine with Magnetic Resonance.
Urban & Schwarzenberg Medical Publishers, Baltimore-Munich 1986
Brown, H.K. Laboratory Manual for Microscopic Anatomy, Univ. South Florida College of Medicine.
1977 and subsequent editions through 1985.