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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



Board Certified

About Me


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.

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Cardiovascular Genetics, Heart

Blog Posts

Born with Congenital Heart Disease: Questions to Ask A Doctor

BlogHeart Conditions

Born with Congenital Heart Disease: Questions to Ask A Doctor

By Nicole Brown, MD10/24/2018

How Will Congenital Heart Disease Affect My Pregnancy

BlogFetal Conditions

How Will Congenital Heart Disease Affect My Pregnancy?

By Nicole Brown, MD12/30/2015

My Locations

My Education

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.

My Publications

Selected Publication

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.

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: Cardiovascular Genetics. 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.

Clinical practice guidelines for the care of girls and women with Turner syndrome: proceedings from the 2016 Cincinnati International Turner Syndrome Meeting. Gravholt, CH; Andersen, NH; Conway, GS; Dekkers, OM; Geffner, ME; Klein, KO; Lin, AE; Mauras, N; Quigley, CA; Rubin, K; et al. European Journal of Endocrinology. 2017; 177:G1-G70.

Obstacles Encountered in Developing an Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program. Brown, NM; Maul, TM; Reed, H; Clayton, S; Cook, SC. American Journal of Cardiology. 2013; 112:1953-1957.

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.

Far From the Septum Transcatheter Cardioform Septal Occluder Device Closure of a Descending Aortic Pseudoaneurysm Late After Interrupted Aortic Arch Repair. Pater, C; Brown, NM; Goldstein, BH. JACC-Cardiovascular Interventions. 2017; 10:e163-e166.

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