Rebeccah L. Brown, MD, FACS, FAAP

Associate Director, Trauma Services

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Surgery

Phone 513-636-4371

Fax 513-636-7657



General pediatric surgery; trauma; injury prevention; minimally invasive surgery; necrotizing enterocolitis; neonatal surgery; minimally invasive surgery; splenectomy for congenital hemolytic anemias; chest wall deformities - pectus excavatum, pectus carinatum, and slipping rib syndrome


Pediatric trauma; injury prevention; chest wall deformities

Rebeccah L. Brown, MD, FACS, FAAP, received a Bachelor of Science in biology and Bachelor of Arts in chemistry at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM, in 1986. She graduated from University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, NM, with an MD in 1990. She completed her general surgery residency at University of Cincinnati Medical Center, in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1997.

During her general surgical training, she also performed two years of basic science and clinical research in burn injuries and wound healing at the Shriners Hospitals for Children -- Cincinnati, OH. She also served as an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) fellow at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

After completion of general surgery training, Dr. Brown completed a two-year fellowship in pediatric surgery at Children's Hospital of Buffalo in Buffalo, NY. She then returned to Cincinnati Children's and is currently a professor of clinical surgery and pediatrics within the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Her main research interests are trauma and injury prevention, necrotizing enterocolitis, splenectomy for congenital hemolytic anemias, and chest wall deformities. She is currently the associate director of Trauma Services, the fellowship director for the Pediatric Trauma Fellowship, co-director of the Pectus Program, and the director and co-founder of the Buckle Up for Life or Abrochate a la Vida program funded by Toyota.

Dr. Brown's clinical interests besides trauma and injury prevention include general pediatric surgery, minimally invasive surgery, neonatal surgery, necrotizing enterocolitis, splenectomy for congenital hemolytic anemias, and chest wall deformities - pectus excavatum, pectus carinatum, and slipping rib syndrome.

Dr. Brown is a member of multiple professional organizations including the American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, American Medical Women's Association, American College of Surgeons -- Ohio Chapter, Cincinnati Pediatric Society, Mont Reid Surgical Society, American Pediatric Surgical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics -- Surgical Section and Injury Prevention Section, Eastern Association for the Surgery and Trauma, and Pediatric Trauma Society.

MD: University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM, 1990.

Residency: General Surgery, University of Cincinnati Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 1997.

Fellowship: Shriners Burns Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1992-1994; ECMO, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1993-1994; Pediatric Surgery Fellow, Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, 1997-1999.

Certification: Board-certified General Surgery, 1998, 2007; board-certified, Pediatric Surgery, 2000, 2009.