J. Todd Brown, DO

J. Todd Brown, DODr. Brown specializes in the surgical treatment of spinal disorders. He has more than 20 years of experience and is accomplished in all areas of cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal surgeries, including herniated discs, spinal stenosis and spinal fractures. Dr. Brown has previous military experience, having served in the United States Marine Reserves and in the Air Force as an orthopaedic surgeon. He is currently teaching and mentoring the next generation of surgeons as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. With a continued focus on improving patient care, he is also involved in multiple current studies measuring new technology and procedures.

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Hospital Affiliations

  • OAM Surgery Center at MidTowne
  • Spectrum Health
  • University of Michigan Health – West
  • Trinity Health St. Mary’s


  • Medical – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (Kirksville, Mo.), D.O., 1992
  • Undergraduate – Aquinas College (Grand Rapids, Mich.), B.S., 1987

Board Certification

  • American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery


  • Training – Sinai Hospital (Baltimore, Md.), Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Fellowship – Southern Illinois University (Springfield, Ill.), Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery, 2001-2002
  • Residency – Southern Illinois University (Springfield, Ill.), Spinal Surgery, 1993-1997
  • Internship – Pinnacle Health Systems Hospital (Harrisburg, Penn.), 1992-1993

Certifications / Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Kent County Medical Society
  • Michigan Doctor’s PAC
  • Michigan Orthopaedic Society
  • Michigan Osteopathic Society
  • Michigan State Medical Society
  • North American Spine Society

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow of the Academy, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, 2013-present
  • Fellow of the Academy, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2008-present