Naomi Brown, MD, FAAP, CAQSM

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Naomi J. Brown, MD, FAAP, CAQSM, is a pediatric sports medicine specialist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) with a focus on sports injury prevention, overuse injuries and pain management.

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric injuries, Sports Medicine, Ultrasound guided injections, Hypermobility
Locations: Main Hospital; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Bucks County; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, King of Prussia; Specialty Care, Abington; Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care

Appointments, Referrals and Video Visits: 215-590-1527


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

Before joining CHOP’s Division of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2013, Dr. Brown worked in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Nemours/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 sports medicine.

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 Philadelphia Campus and CHOP Care Network locations in Chalfont, PA and King of Prussia, PA. She has specialized training in the use of ultrasound medicine in the office setting, which can be a useful adjunct to diagnose and treat acute and chronic injuries. She is a clinical assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is very involved with both CHOP and Penn’s Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship programs, and is responsible for training those fellows as well as CHOP’s pediatric residents and medical students in sports medicine.

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

Dr. Brown is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and has her certificate in added qualifications in sports medicine (CAQSM).  She is active in orthopaedic and sports medicine research, and has written and presented numerous papers about her research. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness as well as Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRiSM) and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.

Dr. Brown also reviews articles for several journals including The Journal of Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Care. She lectures extensively on a variety of sports injuries, including dance injuries, overuse injuries, hypermobility and the athlete and concussion.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA


Pediatrics - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatrics - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Primary Care Sports Medicine - Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Board Certification

Sports Medicine

Titles and Academic Titles

Pediatric Sports Medicine Specialist

Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Preceptor

Primary Care Sports Medicine Preceptor

Sports Medicine IEU Director

PCR Resident Specialist for Sports Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services




Brown NJ, Mannix RC, O’Brien MJ, Gostine D, Collins MW, Meehan WP 3rd. Effect of cognitive activity level on duration of post-concussion symptoms. Pediatrics. 2014 Feb;133(2):e299-304. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-2125. Epub 2014 Jan 6.


Marin, JR, Dean AJ, Bilker WB, Panebianco NL, Brown N, Alpern ER. Emergency ultrasound-assisted examination of skin and soft tissue infections in the pediatric emergency department. Acad Emerg Medicine. 2013 June; 20(6):545-53.


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; 30(1):104-109.


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 J Emerg Med. 2011 May; 12(2):159-167. 



Brown NJ, Ackerman KE. Metabolic Spinal Disorders in the Young Athlete. In: Micheli LJ et al (eds). Spinal Injuries and Conditions in Young Athletes. Springer, Philadelphia, 2014. 

Brown NJ, Corrado G. Exercise Physiology. In: Micheli et aI, eds. The Micheli Center for Injury Prevention Manual. Boston, 2014.


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

Posters and Presentations

Invited Lectures


Brown NJ. Moderator, Overuse research presentations—Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA. Jan 18, 2019.

Brown NJ. “Overuse Injuries in the Young Athlete”— Open Medical Institute of the American Austrian Foundation, Salzburg, Austria. Jan 7, 2019.

Brown NJ. “The Female Athlete and Sex-based differences”— Open Medical Institute of the American Austrian Foundation, Salzburg, Austria. Jan 10, 2019.


Brown NJ. “Common Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes with a Special Focus on Dancers” – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Chalfont, PA. Oct 10, 2018.

Brown NJ. “Upper extremity injuries for the Urgent Care Provider” – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, King of Prussia, PA. Sep 27, 2018.

Brown NJ. Faculty, AMSSM Fellows Research and Leadership Conference. Introduction to Sports Ultrasound. Philadelphia, PA. July 26, 2018.


Brown NJ. “Joint Injuries and Hypermobility: Diagnosis, Management & Guidance” – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Voorhees NJ. Oct 17, 2017.

Brown NJ. “Understanding Joint Hypermobility in Children: Diagnosis, Management and Guidance” – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Plainsboro, NJ. Apr 18, 2017.


Brown NJ. “Vestibular Rehab and Concussions” – Orthopedics Rehab Association National Meeting. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. Nov 12, 2016.

Brown NJ. “Joint Injuries and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome” – Advocare Atrium Pediatrics, Marlton, NJ. Sep 20, 2016.

Brown NJ. “Joint Injuries and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome” – Breakthru Physical Therapy, Mount Laurel, NJ. Aug 23, 2016.

Brown NJ. “Hidden Cost of Extreme Athleticism in Teen Girls” – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research in Action, Philadelphia, PA. Aug 17, 2016.

Brown NJ. “Injury Prevention” – Office of Philadelphia Councilman David Oh’s Blue Chip Initiative, Venice Island, PA. Aug 16, 2016.

Brown NJ. “Not a Sad Football Triad” – Children’s American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Conference, Dallas, TX . Apr 17, 2016.

Brown NJ. “Sports Medicine for Young Athletes” – 6ABC Web chat with CHOP Pediatric Sports Medicine Experts, Philadelphia, PA. Jan 19, 2016.

Awards and Honors

2015, Best Children’s Doctors, South Jersey Magazine
2014-2018, Top Children’s Physicians, SJ Magazine
2014-2018, Top Female Doc in South Jersey, SJ Magazine
2006, Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society
2000, Order of Omega National Honor Society
2000, Golden Key National Honor Society

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2018-present, Pediatrics, peer reviewer
2017-present, Journal of Hospital Medicine, peer reviewer
2016-present, Journal of Pediatrics, peer reviewer
2015-present, Pediatric Emergency Care, peer reviewer

Academic and Institutional Committees

2018-present, Director, Departmental Integration and Surgical Liaison
2018-present, Orthopedics Committee to improve culture in the division
2018-present, Interviewer, Sports Medicine Fellowship, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania
2017-present, Primary Care Sports Medicine Preceptor, University of Pennsylvania
2013-present, Interviewer, Sports Medicine Fellowship

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2017-present, Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRiSM)
 - 2018-present, Research Interest Group, Ultrasound
 - 2018-present, Research Interest Group, Bone Stress Injury
2012-present, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
2012-present, AAP Council on Sports, Medicine and Fitness
2011-present, American College of Sports Medicine
2006-present, American Academy of Pediatrics