Naomi J. Brown, MD

Naomi J. Brown, MD

Naomi J. Brown, MD, is a sports medicine pediatrician 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
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Bucks County; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, King of Prussia
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)


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 Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and 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 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 orthopaedic conditions.”

Dr. Brown is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. She is active in orthopaedic 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


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


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

Board Certification

Sports Medicine

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery

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.




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

Lectures by Invitation

Brown NJ. Updates in Pediatric Orthopedics. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Cherry Hill, NJ; April 14, 2015.
Brown NJ. Sports Safety Clinic. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, co-sponsored by DePuy Synthese, Safe Kids Worldwide and Johnson & Johnson. Voorhees, NJ; March 3, 2015.
Brown NJ. Concussion Pearls. Grand rounds, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. Camden, NJ; Sept 23, 2014.
Brown NJ. Running injuries. Breakthru Physical Therapy. Medford, NJ; Sept 23, 2014.
Brown NJ. Postgame Show: Injuries after Play. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Voorhees, NJ; Aug 19, 2014.
Brown NJ. The Landscape of Concussion in 2014. National Association for School Nurses. Philadelphia, PA; July 9, 2014.
Brown NJ. Concussion Pearls. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Voorhees, NJ; March 22, 2014.

Awards and Honors

2016, Top Docs for Kids, SJ Magazine

2016, Top Female Doc, SJ Magazine

2015, Best Children’s Doctors, South Jersey Magazine

2014, Top Docs for Kids, SJ Magazine

2014, Top Female Doc, 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

2015-Present, Reviewer, Pediatric Emergency Care

2015-Present, Reviewer, Journal of Pediatrics

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2017-present, Member, PRiSM (pediatric research in sports medicine)

2012-present, Member, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

2012-present, Member, AAP Council on Sports, Medicine and Fitness

2011-present, Member, American College of Sports Medicine

2006-present, Member, American Academy of Pediatrics