Dr. Ryan Brown is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Dell Medical School in Austin. He is board certified in both General Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is currently the assistant medical director for Pediatric Psychiatry and the director of Pediatric Consult Liaison Psychiatry at Dell Children's Hospital. Dr. Brown specializes in management of acute complex psychiatric needs (consult-liaison psychiatry) and developmental disorders.
He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio and then went on to complete a general psychiatry residency at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He then completed a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, with a special focus on Consult Liaison Psychiatry and Developmental Disorders. After completing fellowship he joined the faculty at the University of Texas and at Dell Children's Hospital in Austin, TX.
Dr. Brown currently provides services for children and adolescents on the Consultation-Liaison team, Mental Health Unit, and Outpatient Clinics at Texas Child Study Center. He is the creator of the Texas Child Study Center Bridge Clinic, a rapid follow-up clinic for patients coming from Dell Children's Hospital as a means to address the great need for rapid outpatient psychiatric follow-up. He is also the primary psychiatrist for the Dell Children's Comprehensive Care Clinic, an outpatient pediatrics specialty clinic focusing on the care of medically, developmentally, and genetically complex patients. He is passionate about increasing access to mental health care in the community where he lives and works.