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Marc D. Brown, M.D.

Marc D. Brown, M.D.

Dermatology , Cancer

4.9 out of 5 stars
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Dermatology - Red Creek

400 Red Creek Drive, Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14623

About Me

Marc Brown, M.D. is an upstate New York native, born in Watertown and raised in Auburn. He graduated from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, N.Y. in 1975 earning a degree in biology. Dr. Brown studied at Georgetown Medical School in Washington, D.C. and following completion in 1979, completed residency ...
Marc Brown, M.D. is an upstate New York native, born in Watertown and raised in Auburn. He graduated from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, N.Y. in 1975 earning a degree in biology. Dr. Brown studied at Georgetown Medical School in Washington, D.C. and following completion in 1979, completed residency training in internal medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital in 1982. He began his career as a primary care physician in western Pennsylvania in the Public Health Service and developed an interest in dermatology and skin cancer. He subsequently performed and completed dermatology residency training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. in 1987. Dr. Brown then spent an additional two years in fellowship training for Mohs Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology which he completed in 1989. He joined the faculty at the University of Rochester Medical Center in 1989 and is a tenured professor of Dermatology and Oncology and is a member of the Wilmot Cancer Center. He has served as the director of the Dermatology Residency Program and the Mohs Surgery Fellowship Program at the Medical Center. Dr. Brown has been included in the Best Doctors in America directory and has published more than 50 articles and two books and serves as an editorial reviewer for several major dermatologic journals. He lectures and teaches peers and students at local and national meetings focusing on Mohs surgery, melanoma, facial reconstruction, and challenging and unusual skin cancers. Dr. Brown performs Mohs surgery on over 2,000 patients per year and has performed a total of more than 25,000 Mohs procedures.

Certified Specialties

Dermatology - American Board of Dermatology

Faculty Appointments

Professor - Department of Dermatology (SMD)


Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Fellow, University of Michigan Medical Center. 1987 - 1989

Residency, Resident, University of Michigan Medical Center. 1984 - 1987

Residency, Resident, University of Rochester School of Medicine GME. 1980 - 1982

Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine GME. 1979 - 1979


MD | Georgetown University School of Medicine. 1979


The Brian P. Flanagan Teaching Award. 2009

Listed in Best Doctors in America. 2008

First Prize, Annual Resident's Contest. 1987


Journal Articles

Skin Cancer in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients: Advances in Therapy and Management.

Zwald F; Brown MD.

JAAD. 2011; 65(2): 253-262.

Atypical Fibroxanthoma: A Review of the Literature.

Iorizzo, LJ III; Brown MD.

Dermatologic Surgery, February 2011, 37:2, pages 146-157. 2011; 37(2): 146-157.

Office Management of Melanoma Patients.

Brown, MD.

Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, December 2010, 29:4, pages 232-237. 2010; 29(4): 232-237.

Actinic Keratoses: A Comprehensive Update

Ibrahim SF, Brown MD.

Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, July 2009, 2:7 pages 19-33.. 2009; 2(7): 19-33.

Tanning and cutaneous malignancy.

Ibrahim SF, Brown MD

Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.].. 2008 April 34 (4):460-74. Epub 01/31/2008.

Prospective evaluation of surgical site infection rate among patients with Mohs micrographic surgery without the use of prophylactic antibiotics

Maragh SLH, Brown MD.

JAAD, August 2008, 59:2, pages 275-278. 2008; 59(2): 275-278.

Decreasing the pain of local anesthesia: a prospective, double-blind comparison of buffered, premixed 1% Lidocaine with epinephrine versus 1% Lidocaine freshly mixed with epinephrine

Burns CA, Ferris G, Feng C, Cooper JZ, Brown MD.

JAAD, 54:1, pages 128-131, January 2006. 2006; 54(1): 128-131.

Special concern about squamous cell carcinoma of the scalp in organ transplant recipients.

Cooper JZ, Brown MD.

Archives of Dermatology. 2006; 142(6): 659-808.

Metastasizing atypical fibroxanthoma (cutaneous malignant histiocytoma): Report of five cases

Cooper JZ, Newman SR, Scott GS, Brown MD.

Dermatol Surg 2005;31:221-225. 2005; 31: 221-225.

Imiquimod for the treatment of skin cancer

Burns CA, Brown MD.

Dermatologic Clinics, Advanced Surgical Reconstructive Techniques Issue, Vol. 23, July 2005, p. 151-164. 2005; 23: 151-164.

Guidelines for the management of squamous cell carcinoma in organ transplant recipients

Stasko T, Brown MD, Carucci JA, Euvrard S, Johnson TM, Sengelmann RD, Stockfleth E, Tope WD.

Dermatology Surgery. 2004; 30(4): 642-650.

Recognition and management of unusual cutaneous tumors

Brown MD.

Dermatologic Clinics, Vol. 18, no.3, July 2000, pp. 543-552. 2000; 18(3): 543-552.

Penicillamine induced bullous pemphigoid.

Brown M; Dubin H.

Arch Dermatol. 1998; 123: 1119-1120.

Malignant fibrous tumors

Stadler FJ, Scott GA, Brown MD.

Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. 1998; 17(2): 141-152.

Cyclosporine as maintenance therapy in patients with severe psoriasis

Shupack J, Abel E, Bauer E, Brown MD, et al.

JAAD. 1997; 36(3): 423-432.

Staging and prognosis of melanoma. , Vol 16, no.2 (June), 1997:pp 113-121.

Brown MD.

Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. 1997; 16(2): 113-121.

The significance of positive margins (known & unknown) at the conclusion of Mohs surgery in the orbital region.

Boynton JR, Rounds MF, Quatela VC, Brown, MD.

J Amer Soc Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 12:51-57, 1996. 1996; 12: 51-57.

The significance of positive margins (known & unknown) at the conclusion of Mohs surgery in the orbital region.

Boynton JR, Rounds MF, Quatela VC, Brown, MD.

J Amer Soc Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 12:51-57, 1996. 1996; 12: 51-57.

Pathology and pathophysiology of skin tumors

Brown MD, Scott GS.

The Chronicle of Skin and Allergy Postgraduate Education Supplement. 1996; 2(1).

Fibrohistiocytic tumors

Brown MD, Scott GS.

The Chronicle of Skin and Allergy. 1996; 2(2).

Kaposi's Sarcoma , April 1996, Vol. 2, No.3.

Brown MD, Scott GS.

The Chronicle of Skin and Allergy. 1996; 2(2).

Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Brown MD, Scott GS.

The Chronicle of Skin and Allergy. 1996; 2(4).

The Reiger flap for nasal reconstruction

Johnson TM, Swanson NA, Baker S, Brown MD, Nelson BR.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 121:634-637, 1995. 1995; 121: 634-637.

Utility of the subcutaneous hinge flap in nasal reconstruction

Johnson TM, Baker 31S, Brown MD, Nelson BR.

J Am Acad Dermatol 30:459-66, 1994. 1994; 30: 459-66.

Identifying and managing early melanoma

Brown MD.

Contemporary Internal Medicine 6:19-26, 1994. 1994; 6: 19-26.

Complications of tissue expansion. J Dermatol Surg Oncol 19:1120-22, 1993.

Brown MD, Johnson TM. Complications of tissue expansion.

J Dermatol Surg Oncol. 1993; 19: 1120-22.

In Reply: Excision margins for melanoma in awkward places like the eyelid

Brown MD, Goldsmith LA.

JAMA 269:588-89, 1993. 1993; 269: 588-589.

Merkel cell carcinoma.

Ratner D, Nelson BR, Brown MD, Johnson TM.

J Am Acad Dermatol 29:143-56, 1993. 1993; 29: 143-56.

Histology and physiology of tissue expansion

Johnson TM, Lowe L, Brown MD, Sullivan MJ, Nelson BR.

J Dermatol Surg Oncol 19:1074-1078, 1993. 1993; 19: 1074-1078.

Sweet's syndrome presenting as an unusual periorbital eruption.

Bulengo-Ransby SM, Brown MD, Dubin HV, Rasmussen JE, Nickoloff BJ.

J Am Acad Dermatol. 1991; 24: 140-141.

Cyclosporine for plaque-type psoriasis: Results of a multidose, double-blind trial

Ellis CN, Fradin MS, Messana JM, Brown MD, Siegel MT, Hartley AH, Rocher LL, Wheeler S, Hamilton TA, Parish TG, Ellis-Madu M, Duell E, Annesley TM, Cooper KD, Voorhees JJ.

N Engl J Med. 1991; 324: 277-84.

Changing trends in melanoma treatment and the expanding role of the dermatologist.

Brown MD, Johnson TM, Swanson NA.

Dermatologic Clinics. W.B. Saunders Company, Vol. 9, No. 4, October 1991. 1991; 9(4).

Treatment of keratoacanthomas with intralesional methotrexate.

Melton JL, Nelson BR, Stough DB, Brown MD, Swanson NA, Johnson TM.

J Am Acad Dermatol. 1991; 25: 1017-23.

Immediate intraoperative tissue expansion.

Johnson TM, Brown MD, Sullivan MJ, Swanson NA.

J Am Acad Dermatol. 1990; 22: 283-287.

Solitary plaque on the foot.

Brown MD, Headington JT.

Arch Dermatol. 1990; 126: 126-815.

Constitutive absence and interferon-?-induced expression of adhesion molecules in basal cell carcinoma.

Taylor RS, Griffiths CEM, Brown MD, Swanson NA, Nickoloff BJ.

J Am Acad Dermatol. 1990; 22: 721-6.

Extensive keloids following hair transplantation

Brown MD, Johnson T, Swanson NA.

J Dermatol Surg Oncol 16:867-869. 1990; 16: 867-869.

Changing trends in melanoma management

Swanson NA, Brown MD.

The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal 7:41-43, 1990. 1990; 7: 41-43.

Lymphocytic infiltrates of the skin in association with cyclosporine therapy.

Gupta AK, Cooper KD, Ellis CN, Nickoloff KD, Hanson CA, Brown MD, Voorhees JJ.

J Amer Acad Dermatol. 1990; 23: 1137-1141.

Laser vaporization. A novel treatment of botryomycosis.

Leffell DJ; Brown MD; Swanson NA.

J Dermatol Surg Oncol. 1989; 15: 703-5.

Tissue expanders: Use in dermatology.

Johnson TM; Brown MD; Swanson NS.

Mediguide to Dermatology. 1989; .

Cyclosporin A in dermatology.

Gupta AK, Brown MD, Ellis CN, Rocher L, Fisher GJ, Baadsgaard O, Cooper KD, Voorhees JJ.

J Am Acad Dermatol. 1989; 21: 1245-1256.

Treatment of malignant fibrous histiocytoma and atypical fibrous xanthomas with micrographic surgery

Brown MD, Swanson NA.

J Dermatol Surg Oncol. 1989; 15: 1287-1292.

Cyclosporine A.

Gupta AK, Ellis CN, Goldfarb MT, Cooper KD, Rocher L, Brown MD, Baadsgaard O, Voorhees JJ.

Clinics in Dermatology 7:98-110, 1989. 1989; 7: 98-110.

Psoriatic epidermal cells demonstrate increased numbers and function of non-Langerhans antigen presenting cells

Cooper KD, Baadsgaard O, Brown MD, Ellis CN, Gupta AK, Duell EA, Voorhees JJ.

J Invest Dermatol. 1989; 92: 190-195.

Cyclosporin: Dermatologic therapy and side effects

Brown M, Gupta A, Rocher L, Ellis C, Voorhees J.

Advances in Dermatology. 1989; 4: 3-28.

Genital tumors: Treatment by Mohs micrographic surgery.

Brown M; Zachary C; Grekin R; Swanson N.

J Am Acad Dermatol 18:115-122, 1988. 1988; 18: 115-122.

Rapid occurrence of nodular cutaneous T-lymphocyte infiltrates with cyclosporine therapy.

Brown M; Ellis C; Billings J; Cooper K; Headington JT; Voorhees J.

Arch Dermatol. 1988; 124: 1097-1100.

Cyclosporine for the treatment of psoriasis.

Brown MD; Gupta A; Ellis C; Fisher G; Cooper K; Voorhees J.

Transplant Proceedings. 1988; 20: 26-31.

Cyclosporin A in psoriasis. CE Orfanos, R Stadler, H Gollnick (eds).

Ellis CN; Gupta AK; Brown MD; Cooper KD; Fisher GJ; Voorhees JJ.

Dermatology in Five Continents: Proceedings of the XVII World Congress of Dermatology. 1988; : 580-586.

Cyclosporin and the treatment of psoriasis. van Joost T, Huele F, Bos JD (eds).

Brown MD; Gupta AK; Rocher LL; Ellis CN; Cooper KD; Voorhees JJ.

Cyclosporin in Psoriasis. 1988; 13: 65-79.

Penile tumors: Their management by Mohs micrographic surgery.

Brown M; Zachary C; Grekin R; Swanson N.

J Dermatol Surg Oncol. 1987; 13: 1163-1167.

Cyclosporine: A review of its dermatologic application.

Brown M; Ellis C; Voorhees J.

Seminars in Dermatology. 1987; 6: 2-9, 1987.

Cyclosporine improves psoriasis in a double blind study. 256:3110-3116, 1986.

Ellis CN; Gorsulowsky DC; Hamilton TA; Billings JK; Brown MD; Voorhees JJ; et al.

J Am Acad Dermatol. 1986; 256: 3110-3116.


Cancer of the Skin., 2nd edition (2011)

Chapter: Surgical Excision of Non-melanoma Skin Cancer.

Authors: Brown MD; Ibrahim SF; Regal D; et al

Publisher: Elsevier, London, UK 2011

Treatment of Skin Disease (2010)

Chapter: Actinic Keratoses

Authors: Brown MD, Ibrahim SF

Publisher: Saunders/Elsevier, Philadelphia 2010

Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine (2007)

Chapter: Benign Fibrous Tumors of the Dermis

Authors: Brown MD, Cooper JZ

Publisher: McGraw Hill, New York, N.Y. 2007

Guest editor, Dermatologic Clinics, Advanced Surgical Reconstructive Techniques (2005)

Authors: Brown MD

Publisher: W.B. Saunders 2005

Manual of Skin Surgery (1997)

Authors: Leffell D, Brown MD

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, NY 1997

Primary Care of Women (1997)

Chapter: Skin Cancer

Authors: Brown MD

Publisher: J. B. Lippincott, Philadelphia 1997

Eye and Skin Disease (1996)

Chapter: Molluscum Contagiosum and Papillomas

Authors: Brown MD, Plotnik RD

Publisher: Lippincott-Raven, Philadelphia 1996

Dermatologic Surgery (1995)

Chapter: Cutaneous Soft Tissue Sarcomas

Authors: Brown MD

Publisher: Marcel Dekker, New York 1995

Local Flaps in Facial Reconstruction (1994)

Chapter: Advancement Flaps.

Authors: Brown MD

Publisher: Mosby-Year Book, Inc 1994

Surgical Dermatology: Advances in Current Practice (1993)

Chapter: Atypical Fibrous Xanthoma and Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma

Authors: Brown MD

Publisher: Martin Dunitz 1993

Cutaneous Surgery (1993)

Chapter: Conventional and Intraoperative Tissue Expansion

Authors: Brown MD, Johnson TM

Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company 1993

Principles and Practice of Emergency Medicine (1992)

Chapter: Urticaria

Authors: Brown MD

Publisher: Lea & Febiger 1992

Ratings & Comments

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4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

5.0 stars

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5.0 stars

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4.9 stars

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5.0 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars


Feb 14, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr Brown was amazing! He's such a kind and caring doctor. We need more like him!

Jan 20, 2024

4.2 stars

Dr Brown was excellent!

Jan 04, 2024

5.0 stars

Doctor is in my opinion "top shelf".

Dec 21, 2023

5.0 stars

Excellent care, I told them I was claustrophobic and they made sure I had space and made sure I was comfortable. The team put on my favorite music, which really worked on helping me concentrate on that when they needed to be in my face.

Oct 11, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Marc Brown is the absolute best. I have complete confidence in him.

Sep 25, 2023

5.0 stars

He saved by upper lip.....GREAT JOB

Aug 10, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Marc Brown is EVEN BETTER THAN EXCELLET. 5 stars.

Jul 21, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Brown is top-notch: informed, experienced, and relatable. And so is his team.

Jun 15, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Brown has a very professional and knowledgeable demeanor. All questions answered or anticipated.

Jun 15, 2023


This doctor is excellent

Apr 28, 2023


I have recommended Dr Marc Brown to three of my friends who also experience skin cancers. One of them now uses Dr. Marc Brown for his Mohs surgery and he is equally pleased with the results.

Apr 27, 2023


Everyone was so nice and really cared how I felt during and after the procedure. I love them all.

Apr 17, 2023


Dr. Brown is highly recommended by others I know and I find him to be the best.

Apr 06, 2023


I felt very comfortable with Dr. Brown.

Mar 21, 2023


Together we decided on a plan and I'm following this plan as planned

Mar 19, 2023


Dr. Brown was amazing. I felt very comfortable and well taken care of by him.

Mar 16, 2023


This dr. is a great surgeon.

Feb 17, 2023


Very good.

Feb 16, 2023


I have great confidence with the provider and our course of action.

Feb 12, 2023


The best MOHS surgeon in the US - none better.

Dec 22, 2022


Excellent doctor. So fortunate to have him in the Rochester area - especially UR.

Dec 17, 2022


Dr. Brown is has an outstanding demeanor making the patient feel at ease during a difficult (physically and emotionally) medical procedure. He does marvelous work.

Oct 19, 2022


Dr. Brown is very kind, listens well, and explains all aspects of the surgery

Sep 29, 2022


Very good.

Sep 27, 2022



Sep 20, 2022


I already have recommended this office several times

Sep 14, 2022


Dr. Brown is excellent! Would definitely recommend him to others.

Jul 28, 2022


Dr. Brown is especially attentive, and provided me with care that was focused and not at all rushed, as happens with other providers sometimes.

Jul 13, 2022


The best expertise in the area of Mohs surgery.

Jul 09, 2022


Totally a good experience.

Jul 08, 2022


Excellent experience

Jul 03, 2022


Dr. Brown explained procedure, kept me informed and reassured me. Having him for my doctor was a blessing. I definitely would recommend him to anyone else.

Jun 20, 2022



Jun 05, 2022


Again, love Dr. Brown.

May 27, 2022


A professional experience

May 13, 2022


Very pleased with the service and Dr. Brown's office!

Apr 20, 2022


Dr. Brown was very informative

Apr 20, 2022


Doctor put me as ease.

Apr 13, 2022



Apr 12, 2022


He did great at the surgery but his bed side manner was horrible. He treated me like I didn't matter and there was a concern I had from the procedure and just brushed it off even after we talked in extensive detail during the procedure what I was looking for. Great surgeon not good at communicating or respecting his patient.

Apr 10, 2022


Best possible treatment of my problem

Apr 09, 2022


Great dr.

Feb 18, 2022


Definitely this group are truly professional and can only be rated as excellent.

Feb 15, 2022