About Michael C. Brown, MD

Dr. Michael C. Brown is a board certified gastroenterologist with a breadth of experience treating all aspects of gastrointestinal diseases and disorders. He has a particular interest in colon cancer screening, hereditary colon cancer syndromes, inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis), lymphocytic colitis, acid reflux, and gallstone and gallbladder disease. For over two decades, Dr. Brown has treated patients in Prince William County, Stafford County, and throughout Northern Virginia. He believes in a patient-centered experience and places an emphasis on shared decision-making, efficient use of patient resources, and preventive health care.  

Dr. Brown was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania and grew up primarily in Fairfield, Connecticut. He attended Duke University on an academic scholarship, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in history while taking many courses in art and philosophy and also completing his premedical school requirements. After college, he attended and graduated from the Yale University School of Medicine and then went on to complete an Internal Medicine Residency and Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle. While in Seattle, he received a Clinical Research Award from the American College of Gastroenterology for his research regarding stomach contractions.  After completing his fellowship, Dr. Brown moved back to the East Coast to become one of the founding members of Associates in Gastroenterology, now Gastro Health.

He has been recognized as one of the top gastroenterologists by Washingtonian Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, and Vitals, and as a Regional Top Doctor by Castle and Connolly. Dr. Brown is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America. He has previously served on the Oncology Committee at Potomac Hospital and was Chief of Endoscopy at Stafford Hospital. Currently, he serves on the Performance Evaluation Committee and as the Medical Director of the Gastroenterology Service Line at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center. When not working, Dr. Brown likes to play soccer, go for a hike in the woods, play chess, and spend time with his wife, three children, and their pets.

Fast Track Screening Colonoscopy 

Dr. Brown provides a service called Fast Track Colonoscopy, which is a regular colonoscopy that does not require prior consultation before the colonoscopy procedure. Fast Track Colonoscopy saves patients time, money, and minimizes work absences for doctor visits. Fast Track is for adults 45 or older with an average risk for colorectal cancer that do not have any existing GI symptoms.

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Michael C. Brown, MD is in collaborative practice with:

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Cathleen M. Mihelich, PA-C

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Amanda K. Osei, PA-C

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Virginie M. LeJeune, PA-C

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Conditions & Procedures

  • Acid Reflux & GERD
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Diseases & Polyps
  • Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Esophageal Disease
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gastritis
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastroparesis
  • H. Pylori
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Disease
  • Colonoscopy (Screening & Diagnostic)
  • EGD (Upper Endoscopy)
  • ERCP & Stents
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal pH Testing (Bravo)
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment & Banding

Office Locations

Primary Location

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14010 Smoketown Rd.
Suite 117
Woodbridge, VA 22192

Phone: 703-580-0181
Fax: 703-897-8763

Procedure Locations

Having a procedure? It may not always be in the same location where you consulted with your doctor. Check with your doctor to make sure you’re headed to the right place.



Yale University School of Medicine


University of Washington School of Medicine


University of Washington School of Medicine

Professional Highlights


Board Certified, Gastroenterology

Awards & Recognitions

  • American College of Gastroenterology, Clinical Research Award
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor 
  • Northern Virginia Magazine, Top Doctor 
  • Washingtonian, Top Doctor 
  • Vitals, Top 10 Doctor 

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Gastroenterology 
  • American Society of Gastroenterological Endoscopy 
  • Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America


Patient Care

Infusion Therapy for Crohn's Disease Became Lifesaving for Sean

For Sean Lawton, Ph.D., 2005 was a stressful year. He was finishing his doctorate degree dissertation and starting his first job. He had just become a new husband and father. On top of all that, he was in the process of moving homes. With so many stressful life events colliding together at the same time, it’s no wonder he wasn’t feeling quite himself.