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Nicole M. Brown, MD

  • Director, Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic
  • Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship Program
  • Director, Center for Maternal Cardiac Care-Adult Congenital Heart Disease (Good Samaritan Hospital)
  • Attending Physician, Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Attending Physician, Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



Dr. Brown is a native of Louisville, KY and later graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Dayton with a degree in Biochemistry. Following completion of her medical degree at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, she stayed in Cincinnati for a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Dr. Brown then completed her Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC before returning to Cincinnati once again to be the first Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellow here. She has been on faculty at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center ever since and participates in a variety of clinical, educational, and research activities within the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children's as well as at several neighboring hospitals.

Dr. Brown serves as an attending cardiologist for the Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD), Cardiovascular Genetics, and Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension teams. She is director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic as well as the ACHD Fellowship Program. Additionally, she is director of ACHD for the Center for Maternal Cardiac Care (CMCC) at TriHealth. Dr. Brown’s primary clinical interests include all forms of congenital heart disease, management of pregnancy in the setting of cardiovascular disease, pulmonary hypertension, and genetically-mediated aortic disease. Her research interests have thus far focused on obstacles to the care of ACHD patients and cardiovascular complications of Turner syndrome.

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Rotational Position of the Aortic Root is Associated with Increased Aortic Dimensions in Marfan and Loeys-Dietz Syndrome. Powell, SK; Almeneisi, H; Alsaied, T; Shikany, A; Riley, L; Miller, E; Belonis, A; Weaver, KN; Brown, N; Mori, S; et al. Pediatric Cardiology. 2021; 42:1157-1161.

Fontan-Associated Dyslipidemia. Lubert, AM; Alsaied, T; Palermo, JJ; Anwar, N; Urbina, EM; Brown, NM; Alexander, C; Almeneisi, H; Wu, F; Leventhal, AR; et al. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2021; 10.

Clinical characteristics and rate of dilatation in Turner syndrome patients treated for aortic dilatation. Pater, CM; Gutmark-Little, I; Tretter, JT; Martin, LJ; Backeljauw, P; Brown, NM. American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A. 2021; 185:141-149.

Cantu syndrome: A longitudinal review of vascular findings in three individuals. Parrott, A; Lombardo, R; Brown, N; Tretter, JT; Riley, L; Weaver, KN. American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A. 2020; 182:1243-1248.

Lymphopenia in adults after the Fontan operation: prevalence and associations. Alsaied, T; Possner, M; Brown, N; Almeneisi, H; Szugye, C; Trout, AT; Niss, O; Palermo, JJ; Zafar, F; Dillman, JR; et al. Cardiology in the Young. 2020; 30:641-648.

Cardiovascular Health in Turner Syndrome: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Silberbach, M; Roos-Hesselink, JW; Andersen, NH; Braverman, AC; Brown, N; Collins, RT; De Backer, J; Eagle, KA; Hiratzka, LF; Jr, JW H; et al. Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine. 2018; 11.

Pregnancy in Women With a Fontan Circulation: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Garcia Ropero, A; Baskar, S; Hesselink, JW R; Girnius, A; Zentner, D; Swan, L; Ladouceur, M; Brown, N; Veldtman, GR. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 2018; 11.

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