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West Hartford Resident to be Honored as ‘Humanitarian of the Year’ by Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

West Hartford resident Dr. Steve Brown will be honored as Humanitarian of the Year at the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's 'Bottoms Up' event. Courtesy photo

Colon & Rectal Surgeons of Greater Hartford’s Dr. Steven H. Brown will be honored at the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation ‘Bottoms Up’ event.


The Connecticut Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation will honor West Hartford resident Dr. Steven H. Brown of Colon & Rectal Surgeons of Greater Hartford with the 2018 Humanitarian of The Year Award at its Bottoms Up event on Nov. 2, 2018, at the Delamar West Hartford.

The event will raise money for research and education for the estimated 1.6 million Americans and more than 19,000 Connecticut residents suffering from Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

“We are ecstatic to have the opportunity to honor Dr. Brown for his very important work here in Connecticut. He offers his patients the most outstanding compassionate and knowledgable care in treating Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis,” said Jen Bucari, Chair of Bottoms Up committee. “Dr. Brown plays a vital role in our mission to treat and cure these diseases.”

Brown is a partner at Colon & Rectal Surgeons of Greater Hartford and is the Medical Director at Evergreen Endoscopy Center in South Windsor. He has served as program director for the Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center’s residency in colon and rectal surgery since 2011.

Brown is a graduate of Union College, receiving his B.S. in biology. He obtained a Master of Science degree in Applied Human Physiology from Georgetown University prior to attaining Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. He completed his residency in General Surgery at the integrated program at the University of Connecticut and then went on to pursue his fellowship training at Orlando Regional Medical Center.

His subspecialty training focused on building a solid foundation in advanced minimally invasive approaches to small bowel, colon, and rectal pathology which contributed to his medical practice’s expertise in laparoscopic surgery. He has been with Colon & Rectal Surgeons of Greater Hartford since 1998.

Through his work training future general and colon and rectal surgeons, he stays current with cutting-edge technology and is able to offer his patients the most advanced care options. Dr. Brown treats all facets of colon and rectal pathology from benign to malignant, and has particular expertise in inflammatory bowel disease conditions which can be challenging and are best treated by specialists.

Brown often collaborates with his colleagues in gastroenterology to offer patients a two-tiered approach to inflammatory bowel disease, which results in better outcomes and options. His approach to comprehensive care for the patient frequently incorporates directing his patients to the resources offered by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, including its website and support groups. “We consistently hear from Dr. Brown’s patients that he is not only an extremely skilled surgeon, but also a genuinely caring and empathetic person,” said Bucari.

Dr. Brown lives in West Hartford with his wife and three children.

For more information on the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and the Bottoms Up event, visit the website.

Bottoms Up will take place at the Delamar West Hartford Hotel, 1 Memorial Rd., on Friday, Nov. 2, from 7-10 p.m. Tickets, which are $175 each, can be purchased online here.

About the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is the largest non-profit, voluntary, health organization dedicated to finding cures for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The Foundation’s mission is to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults who are affected by these diseases. The Foundation works to fulfill its mission by funding research; providing educational resources for patients and their families, medical professionals, and the public; and furnishing supportive services for those afflicted with IBD. For more information visit www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org, call 888-694-8872, or email [email protected].

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