Naomi J. Brown, MD

Naomi J. Brown, MD, is a sports medicine pediatrician at CHOP with a focus on sports injury prevention, overuse injuries and pain management.

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric injuries, Sports Medicine
Locations: Main Campus; CHOP at Virtua Voorhees
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Background

    Naomi Brown, MD, is a graduate of Tufts University and Tufts University School of Medicine, both in Boston, MA. She completed her pediatrics residency at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and a specialized fellowship in sports medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital.

    Before joining CHOP’s Division of Orthopedic Surgery in 2013, Dr. Brown worked in the Department of Emergency Medicine at A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE. It was there she discovered her interest in sports medicine and pursued further training at Boston Children’s in the care of a broad range of sports-related injuries.

    In Boston, Dr. Brown worked with athletes of all ages and backgrounds, including professional dancers and collegiate athletes. She treated athletes during high school and Division I games, as well as in athletic training rooms and at community events.

    Today, Dr. Brown works at CHOP’s Main Campus in Philadelphia and CHOP Care Network locations in Voorhees, NJ, and King of Prussia, PA. She has specialized training in the use of medicine into the office setting, which can be a useful adjunct to diagnose and treat acute and chronic injuries.

    “I enjoy taking care of patients with sports-related injuries,” she says. “My specific interests include sports injury prevention, overuse injuries, pain management, and general non-operative orthopedic conditions.”

    Dr. Brown is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. She is active in orthopedic and sports medicine research, and has written and presented numerous papers about her research.

    In January 2014, Dr. Brown was lead author on “Effect of Cognitive Activity Level on Duration of Post-Concussion Symptoms.” The study supports the use of mental and physical rest after a concussion enhance long-term cognitive activity.

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA (2006)


    Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA (2006-2009)


    Sports Medicine Fellow, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA (2012-2013)

    Board Certification

    American Board of Pediatrics

    Undergraduate Degree

    BS, Biopsychology - Tufts University, Boston, MA (2002)

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician, Division of Orthopedic Surgery

  • Conditions Treated
  • Departments and Services
  • Publications


    Brown NJ and Corrado G. Exercise Physiology. In: Micheli et aI, eds. The Micheli Center for Injury Prevention Manual. Publication in print.

    Brown NJ and Weiss PF. Juvenile Dermatomyositis. In: Ludwig S, Aronson P, Florin T, and Werner H (eds). Netter's Pediatrics. Mosby, Inc., Philadelphia, 2011 July.


    Naomi Brown, MD; Rebekah C. Mannix, MD, MPH; Michael O'Brien, MD; David Gostine; William P. Meehan III, MD. The Effect of Cognitive Activity Level on Duration of Post Concussion Symptoms. Presented at American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, San Diego, CA, April 2013.


    Cassidy-Smith T, Mistry RD, Russo CJ, McCans K, Brown N, Capano-Wehrle L, Drago LA, Vitale PA, Baumann BM. Topical Anesthetic Cream is associated with spontaneous cutaneous abscess drainage in children. Am J Emerg Med. 2012 Jan 20(1 ): 104-9.

    Baumann BM, Russo CJ, Pavlik D, Cassidy-Smith T, Brown N, Sacchetti A, Capano-Wehrle LM, Mistry RD. Management Of Pediatric Skin Abscesses In Pediatric, General Academic and Community Emergency Departments. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2011 May.

    Posters and Presentations

     Case presentation, "Adolescent male lacrosse player with sudden hip pain." New England ACSM Fall Conference, Providence, RI, Nov. 9, 2012.

    Marin JR, Dean AJ, Bilker WB, Panebianco NL, Brown N, Alpern ER. Bedside ultrasound or the evaluation of skin and soft tissue infections in the pediatric emergency department. Presented as a platform at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, May 2011.