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Contact Information

Department of Emergency Medicine
Campus Box B-215
12401 E. 17th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: 720-848-6777
Fax: 720-848-7374


Vaughn A Browne MD, PhD

Assistant Professor


Dr. Vaughn Browne joined the Emergency Medicine faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 2003 after completing internship in Pediatrics, and residency in Emergency Medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He earned a PhD in Cardiac Physiology and Fetal Development at High Altitude in 1996, and is a scientist at the Altitude Research Center, where he studies physiologic responses to acute and long-term hypoxia. His research interests include Acute Mountain Sickness, intrauterine growth restriction, preeclampsia and gestational hypertension in high‑altitude native Andeans, and fetal cardiac physiology.

Dr. Browne also has strong interests in Emergency Ultrasound education, and serves as the Ultrasound Director for the Emergency Department at the University of Colorado Hospital. He is actively involved in the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship program at Denver Health Hospital, and is part of an interdisciplinary effort to develop a curriculum for bedside ultrasound education in the School of Medicine.

Dr. Browne serves as Faculty Sponsor for the local Student National Medical Association chapter, and works with the School of Medicine Admissions Committee and Office of Diversity to promote diversity in medical education. He also mentors students in the Foundations of Doctoring and Mentored Scholarly Activity programs in the School of Medicine.