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Board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics, 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.

Dr. Joel BrownellIn 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.

Dr. Brownell has participated in numerous committees, and currently leads the Medical Staff’s Health Information Management (HIM) Committee.

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. He is a member of Specialty Medical Group.

In his free time, Dr. Brownell enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys, traveling, snowboarding and other outdoor activities.









Joel D. Brownell, MD
Service: Hospitalist
Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics

Contact Information
9300 Valley Children`s Pl (PCXG01)
Madera, CA 93636-8762
Phone: 559/353-5068

Professional History
Medical School
Medical College of Wisconsin
UC Davis Medical Center
UC Davis Medical Center
Sacremento, CA
UC Davis Medical Center
Sacramento, WI
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