Dr. Brouwer was born and raised in Anaheim, California. His primary and secondary school education was through the Valley Christian school system in Cerritos, then he attended U.C. Irvine for biological sciences and pre-med studies. Prior to attending George Washington University School of Medicine, he was commissioned as an officer into the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps, having received a full medical school scholarship from the Air Force. He remained involved in the USAF reserves throughout medical school and residency, then entered active duty with the Air Force in 1994 as a medical officer and internist at Eglin U.S. Air Force Base Hospital in the Florida panhandle, departing as a Major in 1998.
Upon returning to Orange County, he entered internal medicine private practice with the prestigious Newport Beach Medical Associates. Dr. Brouwer has been on the active medical staff at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach since 1998 and has participated on several hospital committees. He and his wife live in Laguna, and their two adult sons are studying at Ole Miss and NYU. Dr. Brouwer spends his leisure time as a mountain biker and photographer. Since his youth, he has been a loyal fan of the Dodgers and Lakers.
Education and Training
University of California, Irvine
George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.
Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Internist, Newport Beach Medical Associates
Concierge Medicine, Newport Beach Medical Associates
Military Medical Experience
David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, 1989
Malcolm Grow USAF Medical Center, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, 1990
Gulf War Syndrome Medical Evaluator, Officer in charge, Wright-Patterson USAF Medical Center, Ohio, 1995
Eglin USAF Hospital, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, 1994-1998
• Staff Internist, 1994-1998
• Family Practice Residency Coordinator, 1995-1998
• Founder & Coordinator, Medicine Morbidity & Mortality Conference, 1996-1998
• Director, Intensive Care Unit, 1995-1996
• Chairman, Critical Care Committee,1995-1996
• Staff Internist, 1994-1998
• Chairman, Subcommittee for Inpatient Services, Preparation for JCAHO national survey, Accreditation with commendation awarded to Eglin USAF Hospital, 1996
Hoag Hospital Medical Staff Member
Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach
Hoag Hospital Medical Committee Membership
Sentinel/Clinical Event Committee, 2009-2014
Internal Medicine Core Committee, 2007-2014
Primary Care Institute Advisory Council, 2010-2014
Anticoagulation Committee, 2004
Board Certification and National Associations
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1994, 2004, 2014
American College of Physicians, 1995-present
Elected Fellow, American College of Physicians (FACP), 1998
Orange County Medical Association, 2007-present
Awards and Recognition
The Air Force Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service, 1994-98
Clinical Faculty Teacher of the Year Award, Eglin U.S. Air Force Base Hospital, Family Practice Residency, 1998
Top Doctors, Los Angeles, Castle Connolly Medical, 2013
Top Doctors, Orange Coast Magazine, 2015
Top Doctors, Orange Coast Magazine, 2016
Health Tap Distinguished Doctor, 2017
Health Tap Top Doctor in Orange County, 2013
Health Tap Top Internist in California, 2013
Use of colchicine in chronic recurrent pericarditis, Eglin USAF Hospital
Ultrafast CT assessment of coronary arteries, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Allograft limb transplantation in Lewis rats utilizing cyclosporin A, University of California, Irvine
Niihara Y, Brouwer DW, Cantos KA. Multiple organ dysfunction in a 33-year-old woman due to hereditary hemochromatosis.
West J Med 1995; 162: 362-364.
Meet the Team
A medical practice reflects its leadership. The excellence and professionalism exemplified by Ibis as our office manager for the past decade has been the backbone of Newport Beach Medical Associates. She is the model of superior service and compassionate attention to the needs of our patients and staff.
Attention to detail, quick responses, and intuitive thinking are all qualities that make Trina an outstanding and integral member of our team. She seemlessly handles a multitude of patient concerns on the phone and is able to coordinate the necessary care, schedule appointments, and facilitate the needs of our patients regardless of the acuity of the medical issue.
With her friendly smile and thoughtful care, Brianna makes our patients feel welcome and at ease. As a medical assistant, she is a crucial connection for patients as she is the first one in the office to provide medical care, whether it is obtaining vital signs, dressing wounds, administering vaccines, or drawing blood samples for laboratory testing.