John Ronald Brown (July 14, 1922 – May 16, 2010) was an American surgeon who served our community. He was one of the earliest surgeons to use an informed consent model, and many of his patients had been rejected by gender clinics with strict gatekeeping for trans healthcare. The quality of his results was generally considered unacceptable, earning him the nickname “Butcher Brown” among our community.
In 1977, Brown’s medical license was revoked following the death of a patient. He then began operating on patients in Mexico.
In 1990 he was convicted and imprisoned for practicing medicine without a license.
In 1998, Brown performed an elective leg amputation for a patient who wished to have his leg removed. After the patient died, Brown was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 15 years in prison.
He died in prison from complications of pneumonia in 2010.