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Valley Children's works with more than 650 physician partners, including onsite pediatric sub-specialists and pediatricians in your community working full-time caring for children.
Children's Hospital based physician
Board certified in both Pediatrics by the American Academy of Pediatrics and in Clinical Informatics by the American Board of Preventative Medicine, Dr. Brownell joined Valley Children’s in 2000. He served as the medical director and a pediatrician at the Charlie Mitchell Children’s Clinic (complex primary care) for seven years.
In 2008, he became chief medical information officer in addition to taking on duties as a pediatric hospitalist. He helped lead the implementation of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) in 2011, and has been instrumental in the Hospital’s ongoing electronic documentation, prescription management, patient portal efforts and more.
For a number of years, Dr. Brownell has returned to the Charlie Mitchell Clinic in a part-time capacity to see patients directly and to oversee residents in training in Pediatrics.
Dr. Brownell received his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from University of California, Los Angeles. He received his medical degree from Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He completed his internship and residency at the University of California, Davis Department of Pediatrics.
In his free time, Dr. Brownell enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, traveling, snowboarding and other outdoor activities.
9300 Valley Children's Place
Madera, CA 93636-8762