Florence Brown, MD
Joslin Diabetes Center/Beth Israel Lahey Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Dr. Florence (Flo) Brown is Co-Director of the Joslin and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Diabetes in Pregnancy Program which cares for 60-70 individuals with type 1 diabetes, ~20-30 with type 2 diabetes and 250-300 with gestational diabetes yearly. She participated in the 2004-2008 American Diabetes Association’s Preexisting Diabetes in Pregnancy Guidelines Committee and was a co-editor and co-author of Managing Preexisting Diabetes and Pregnancy: Technical Reviews and Consensus recommendations. She recently completed 3 years as a member of the American Diabetes Association Professional Practice Committee updating the Standards of Care. She is currently the ADA representative on the The Endocrine Society and European Society of Endocrinology Guideline Development Panel for a new joint clinical practice guideline on Preexisting Diabetes in Pregnancy.
She sees general adult diabetes patients in her practice but her focus is on the management of gestational diabetes and preexisting diabetes in pregnancy where she tries to make sense of the many controversies. A focus of her research is on factors that affect fetal growth and large for gestational age in offspring of individuals with type 1 diabetes.