ICU physician, medical researcher, and cultural historian, Samuel Brown is Associate Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Medicine and Medical Ethics and Humanities at the University of Utah/Intermountain Healthcare and director of the Center for Humanizing Critical Care at Intermountain. His scientific focus is life-threatening infections and the ethical and humanistic implications of critical care and he researches and writes at the interfaces among medicine, religion, culture, and history.
He obtained his M.D. from Harvard Medical School before pursuing postgraduate training at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he continued as an instructor at Harvard Medical School. He has published widely in medical, ethics, and history journals and also has written for the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Religion News Network, and Patheos.
Sam is the author of Through the Valley of Shadows: Living Wills, Intensive Care, and Making Medicine Human, published by Oxford University Press. He is also the author of a cultural history of death in early Mormonism, In Heaven as It Is on Earth, also published by Oxford University Press.