Ind. Rep. Tim Brown, MD, makes ‘positive progress’ after crash
Dr. Brown received the Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service from the AMA in 2015.
Ind. Rep. Tim Brown, MD, a longtime ISMA member and Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, remains in critical but stable condition and “has made positive progress” after a motorcycle crash in St. Ignace, Mich., last week, the Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) reported Tuesday. He was taken to an undisclosed Ann Arbor hospital after a brief time at Mackinac Straits Health System in St. Ignace.

House Speaker Brian Bosma remains in touch with Dr. Brown’s family, according to the IBJ. The IBJ quoted Bosma spokesperson Erin Reece, who said “Dr. Brown remains in critical but stable condition at the hospital in Ann Arbor. The family also conveyed he has made positive progress since the accident.” 

Dr. Brown, 62, was riding his motorcycle near the entrance to the Mackinac Bridge with Rep. Mike Speedy of Indianapolis when an SUV driver pulled out in front of him. Speedy, who was not injured, said the SUV struck Dr. Brown, who was thrown from the motorcycle. The retired emergency medicine physician from Crawfordsville was placed in a medically induced coma immediately after the accident. He was wearing a helmet when he was struck, police said. 

Dr. Brown, a former chair of Indiana’s House Committee on Public Health, has received numerous awards for his support of public health. Nominated by ISMA, in 2015 he received the AMA’s Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service as outstanding member of a state legislature. Dr. Brown is a former ISMA treasurer, assistant treasurer, District 9 president and trustee, as well as a former president of the Montgomery County Medical Society.  

Read the IBJ story here. Learn more about Dr. Brown on his official website.