Marie T. Brown, MD is a practicing internist and an Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Rush University Medical Center Chicago, Illinois. She is the American College of Physicians Governor for Illinois-Northern and past member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine, past chair of the test writing committee. She has served on the national ACP medical education committee and the Operations Committee of the National Diabetes Education Program. Dr. Brown’s involvement in national education programs includes Chair of the Scientific Program American College of Physicians Annual Session. Her publications include reviews in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Family Practice Management, American Journal of Medicine. She speaks nationally on a wide range of topics from the perspective of a practicing internist. American Board of Internal Medicine certification in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics.