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Florence (Flo) Brown is a Senior Staff Physician at the Joslin Diabetes Center and Co-Director of the Joslin and BIDMC Diabetes in Pregnancy Program. She completed medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She trained in Endocrinology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. She participated in the American Diabetes Association’s Preexisting Diabetes in Pregnancy Guidelines Committee and was an editor and co-author of Managing Preexisting Diabetes and Pregnancy: Technical Reviews and Consensus recommendations. She is an author of the Joslin Pregnancy Guidelines. 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 enjoys making sense of the many controversies. A focus of her research is on factors that affect fetal growth and birth weight in offspring of women with type 1 diabetes.

Factors effecting fetal growth and birth weight

Princeton University AB, cum laude Biochemistry 1978

Medical School
Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1982

St. Luke’s Hospital- Internal Medicine -1982 to 985

St. Lukes Hospital Center, 1982-85

Fellowship Endocrinology
Joslin Diabetes Center, 1986-89, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1986-1989

Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine, Sub-specialty Certification in Endocrinology and Metabolism

  • Adult
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Pregnancy

Contact Information

Office Phone

(617) 309-2496

florence.brown [at]

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