Nicole M. Brown, MD

Attending Physician, Adult Congenital Heart Disease

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

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-803-2243

Fax 513-803-0079


The full spectrum of Adult congenital heart disease (ACHD); pregnancy in patients with heart disease; pulmonary hypertension; cardiovascular genetics; aortopathies; Marfan syndrome; Loeys-Dietz syndrome; Turner syndrome

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 CCHMC ever since and participates in a variety of clinical, educational, and research activities within the Heart Institute at CCHMC 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.

BS: Biochemistry, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, 2002.

MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.

Residency: Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, UC Medical Center and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2010.

Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2013.

Advanced Fellowship: Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2015.

Certifications: Internal Medicine-ABIM, 2010; General Pediatrics-ABP, 2010; Pediatric Cardiology-ABP, 2014; Adult Congenital Heart Disease-ABIM, 2015.

Pater C, Brown NM, Goldstein BH. Far From the Septum: Transcatheter Cardioform Septal Occluder Device Closure of a Descending Aortic Pseudoaneurysm Late After Interrupted Aortic Arch Repair. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2017.

Gravholt CH et al. Clinical practice guidelines for the care of girls and women with Turner syndrome: proceedings from the 2016 Cincinnati International Turner Syndrome Meeting. Eur J Endocrinol. 2017;177(3):G1-G70.

Verhoeven PA, Learn CP, Brown NM, Goldstein BH. Noninfective Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Thrombosis: A Rare Cause of Post-Implantation Pulmonary Valve Obstruction. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2017;10(13):e119-e122.

Brown N, Veldtman G, Morales DLS, Learn C. Ruptured Non-Coronary Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm Causing Right Heart Failure. Congenit Cardiol Today. 2014;12:1–9.

Brown NM, Maul TM, Reed H, Clayton S, Cook SC. Obstacles Encountered in Developing an Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program. Am J Cardiol. 2013;112:1953–7.