Angela K. Lumba-Brown

Angela K Lumba

Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor (By courtesy), Neurosurgery
Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Member, Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance
Member, Maternal & Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI)
Board Certification, American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine (2013)
PEM Fellowship, University of California San Diego, Rady Children's Hospital, Pediatric Emergency Medicine (2012)
Board Certification, American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics (2009)
Residency, New York Medical College, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, Pediatrics (2007)
Internship, New York Medical College, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, Pediatrics (2006)
Medical Doctor (MD), St. George's University Medical School, Medicine (2006)
Angela Lumba-Brown, MD, is a recognized physician leader and clinician-scientist in pediatrics and emergency medicine at Stanford University, nationally, and internationally. She is an academic pediatric emergency medicine physician with expertise in injury, neuroscience, and neurocritical emergencies. Clinically, she cares for children and young adults in the pediatric emergency department and is board-specialized in pediatric emergency medicine. She is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, and by courtesy of Neurosurgery. Dr. Lumba-Brown is the former Associate Vice Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Lumba-Brown is an international expert on traumatic brain injury and has led several large clinical care guidelines, as well as successful federally and non-federally funded research. She is a two-times appointee to the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, a federal advisory committee. She is also an appointee to the former Pac-12 Brain Trauma Task Force, guiding research and policy in athletes with head injury. Dr. Lumba-Brown has elected leadership positions in the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) and previously to the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Emergency Medicine. Internationally, she oversees head injury policy, advising the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation and co-leading world experts developing new guidelines on penetrating traumatic brain injury.

As Director of the Emergency Medicine Clinical Research Unit, Dr. Lumba-Brown oversees all departmental prospective human subjects research in emergency settings, including internal and external research partners. She has a formal focus on research innovation and partnership development that leverages the bioscience and biotech hubs of the University and region.

Dr. Lumba-Brown co-directed the Stanford Brain Performance Center for 7 years, leading in advancing the neuroscience of development, injury, and aging through prevention, novel biomarker discovery and other diagnostics, and treatments.

Dr. Lumba-Brown’s work has been highlighted by Stanford Magazine, NPR, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Scientific American, as well as other national outlets.