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Rebeccah L. Brown, MD

Professor of Clinical

Associate Director of Trauma Services at CCHMC

Surgery | College of Medicine

Education/Credentials
  • Pediatric Surgery Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Buffalo
  • General Surgery Residency: University of Cincinnati
  • Research Fellowship: University of Cincinnati Medical Center
  • ECMO Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Medical Degree: University of New Mexico
  • Bachelor's Degree: New Mexico State University (Biology and Chemistry)
Contact Information
Research Interests

General Pediatric Surgery, Trauma, Injury Prevention, Neonatal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Peer Reviewed Publications

Walter, Charlotte M; Lee, Christopher S; Moore, David L; Abbasian, Niekoo; Clay, Smokey J; Mecoli, Marc D; Olbrecht, Vanessa A; Batra, Meenu; Ding, Lili; Yang, Fang; Nair, Manu; Huq, Abraar; Simpson, Blair E; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F; Chidambaran, Vidya 2023. Retrospective study comparing outcomes of multimodal epidural and erector spinae catheter pain protocols after pectus surgery. Journal of pediatric surgery, 58 3, 397-404

Abbasian, Niekoo; Clay, Smokey J; Batra, Meenu; Walter, Charlotte M; Olbrecht, Vanessa A; Mecoli, Marc; Lee, Christopher S; Nair, Manu; Huq, Abraar; Simpson, Blair E; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F; Chidambaran, Vidya 2022. Multimodal continuous ambulatory erector spinae catheter pain protocol for early recovery following Nuss procedure: a retrospective cohort study. Regional anesthesia and pain medicine, 47 7, 421-423

Chidambaran, Vidya; Garcia, Victor F; Brown, Rebeccah L 2022. Are We Ready for Cryoablation in Children Undergoing Nuss Procedures? Anesthesia and analgesia, 134 4, 881-884

Chidambaran, Vidya; Simpson, Blair; Brower, Laura; Hanke, Rachel; Mecoli, Marc; Lane, Blake; Williams, Sara; McKenna, Emily; Bates, Christina; Kraemer, Aimee; Sturm, Peter; Brown, Rebeccah; Dunseath, Linda; Vogel, Craig; Garcia, Victor 2022. Design and implementation of a novel patient-centered empowerment approach for pain optimisation in children undergoing major surgery. BMJ open quality, 11 3,

Gonzalez, Gabriel C; Berazaluce, Alejandra M Casar; Jenkins, Todd M; Hardie, William D; Foster, Karla E; Tretter, Justin T; Moore, Ryan A; Garcia, Victor F; Brown, Rebeccah L 2022. Does age matter? Cardiopulmonary profiles of adolescents versus adults with pectus excavatum presenting for surgical evaluation. Pediatric surgery international, 39 1, 52

Pulliam, Kasiemobi; Gardner, Dawne; Edmunds, Patrick; Moody, Suzanne; Aldridge, Nichole; Lyons, Stephanie; Jenkins, Todd; Kotagal, Meera; Brown, Rebeccah L; Falcone, Richard A 2022. Partnering with high-risk communities to successfully reduce pediatric injury over time. Journal of pediatric surgery, ,

Zens, Tiffany J; Casar Berazaluce, Alejandra M; Jenkins, Todd M; Hardie, William; Alsaied, Tarek; Tretter, Justin T; Moore, Ryan; Foster, Karla; Fleck, Robert J; Hanke, Rachel E; Colvin, Brandon E; Garrison, Aaron P; Kraemer, Aimee; Crotty, Eric; Taylor, Michael; Garcia, Victor F; Brown, Rebeccah L 2022. The Severity of Pectus Excavatum Defect Is Associated With Impaired Cardiopulmonary Function. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 114 3, 1015-1021

Alsaied, Tarek; Tseng, Stephanie Y; Siddiqui, Saira; Patel, Priyal; Khoury, Phillip R; Crotty, Eric J; Lang, Sean; Rattan, Mantosh; Fleck, Robert; Pradnekar, Amol; Brown, Rebeccah L; Taylor, Michael D 2021. Pediatric Myocardial T1 and T2 Value Associations with Age and Heart Rate at 1.5 T. Pediatric cardiology, 42 2, 269-277

Blakely, Martin L; Tyson, Jon E; Lally, Kevin P; Hintz, Susan R; Eggleston, Barry; Stevenson, David K; Besner, Gail E; Das, Abhik; Ohls, Robin K; Truog, William E; Nelin, Leif D; Poindexter, Brenda B; Pedroza, Claudia; Walsh, Michele C; Stoll, Barbara J; Geller, Rachel; Kennedy, Kathleen A; Dimmitt, Reed A; Carlo, Waldemar A; Cotten, C Michael; Laptook, Abbot R; Van Meurs, Krisa P; Calkins, Kara L; Sokol, Gregory M; Sanchez, Pablo J; Wyckoff, Myra H; Patel, Ravi M; Frantz, Ivan D; Shankaran, Seetha; D'Angio, Carl T; Yoder, Bradley A; Bell, Edward F; Watterberg, Kristi L; Martin, Colin A; Harmon, Carroll M; Rice, Henry; Kurkchubasche, Arlet G; Sylvester, Karl; Dunn, James C Y; Markel, Troy A; Diesen, Diana L; Bhatia, Amina M; Flake, Alan; Chwals, Walter J; Brown, Rebeccah; Bass, Kathryn D; St Peter, Shawn D; Shanti, Christina M; Pegoli, Walter; Skarda, David; Shilyansky, Joel; Lemon, David G; Mosquera, Ricardo A; Peralta-Carcelen, Myriam; Goldstein, Ricki F; Vohr, Betty R; Purdy, Isabell B; Hines, Abbey C; Maitre, Nathalie L; Heyne, Roy J; DeMauro, Sara B; McGowan, Elisabeth C; Yolton, Kimberly; Kilbride, Howard W; Natarajan, Girija; Yost, Kelley; Winter, Sarah; Colaizy, Tarah T; Laughon, Matthew M; Lakshminrusimha, Satyanarayana; Higgins, Rosemary D 2021. Initial Laparotomy Versus Peritoneal Drainage in Extremely Low Birthweight Infants With Surgical Necrotizing Enterocolitis or Isolated Intestinal Perforation: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial. Annals of surgery, 274 4, e370-e380

Hardie, William; Powell, Adam W; Jenkins, Todd M; Foster, Karla; Tretter, Justin T; Fleck, Robert J; Garcia, Victor F; Brown, Rebeccah L 2021. Ventilatory limitations are not associated with dyspnea on exertion or reduced aerobic fitness in pectus excavatum. Pediatric pulmonology, 56 9, 2911-2917

Casar Berazaluce, Alejandra M; Jenkins, Todd M; Garrison, Aaron P; Hardie, William D; Foster, Karla E; Alsaied, Tarek; Tretter, Justin; Moore, Ryan A; Fleck, Robert J; Garcia, Victor F; Brown, Rebeccah L 2020. The chest wall gender divide: females have better cardiopulmonary function and exercise tolerance despite worse deformity in pectus excavatum. Pediatric surgery international, 36 11, 1281-1286

Gurria, Juan P; Simpson, Blair; Tuncel-Kara, Setenay; Bates, Christina; McKenna, Emily; Rogers, Tracy; Kraemer, Aimee; Platt, Michael; Mecoli, Marc; Garcia, Victor F; Brown, Rebeccah L 2020. Standardization of clinical care pathway leads to sustained decreased length of stay following Nuss pectus repair: A multidisciplinary quality improvement initiative. Journal of pediatric surgery, 55 12, 2690-2698

Scorletti, Federico; Bove, Kevin; Brown, Rebeccah L 2019. Small bowel-small bowel intussusception with high grade obstruction due to intramural submucosal ileal hamartoma in a 5-year-old child: A case report. International journal of surgery case reports, 61 , 33-37

Apelt, Nadja; Schaffzin, Joshua; Bates, Christina; Brown, Rebeccah L; Mecoli, Marc; Sadhasivam, Senthilkumar; Garcia, Victor 2017. Surgical site infection related to use of elastomeric pumps in pectus excavatum repair. Lessons learned from root cause analysis. Journal of pediatric surgery, ,

Englum, Brian R; Rothman, Jennifer; Leonard, Sarah; Reiter, Audra; Thornburg, Courtney; Brindle, Mary; Wright, Nicola; Heeney, Matthew M; Jason Smithers, C; Brown, Rebeccah L; Kalfa, Theodosia; Langer, Jacob C; Cada, Michaela; Oldham, Keith T; Scott, J Paul; St Peter, Shawn D; Sharma, Mukta; Davidoff, Andrew M; Nottage, Kerri; Bernabe, Kathryn; Wilson, David B; Dutta, Sanjeev; Glader, Bertil; Crary, Shelley E; Dassinger, Melvin S; Dunbar, Levette; Islam, Saleem; Kumar, Manjusha; Rescorla, Fred; Bruch, Steve; Campbell, Andrew; Austin, Mary; Sidonio, Robert; Blakely, Martin L; Rice, Henry E 2016. Hematologic outcomes after total splenectomy and partial splenectomy for congenital hemolytic anemia. Journal of pediatric surgery, 51 1, 122-7

Beaudin, Marianne; Daugherty, Margot; Geis, Gary; Moody, Suzanne; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F; Falcone, Richard A 2012. Assessment of factors associated with the delayed transfer of pediatric trauma patients: an emergency physician survey. Pediatric emergency care, 28 8, 758-63

Chatoorgoon, Kaveer; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F; Falcone, Richard A 2012. Role of computed tomography and clinical findings in pediatric blunt intestinal injury: a multicenter study. Pediatric emergency care, 28 12, 1338-42

Goldberg, Jillian; McClaine, Rebecca J; Cook, Becky; Garcia, Victor F; Brown, Rebeccah L; Crone, Kerry; Falcone, Richard A 2011. Use of a mild traumatic brain injury guideline to reduce inpatient hospital imaging and charges. Journal of pediatric surgery, 46 9, 1777-83

Brown, Rebeccah L 2010. Epidemiology of injury and the impact of health disparities. Current opinion in pediatrics, 22 3, 321-5

Chatoorgoon, Kaveer; Huezo, Karen; Rangel, Erika; Fran├žois, Nathaly; Schweer, Lynn; Daugherty, Margot; Koehn, Margie; Ricketts, Crystal; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F; Falcone, Richard A 2010. Unnecessary imaging, not hospital distance, or transportation mode impacts delays in the transfer of injured children. Pediatric emergency care, 26 7, 481-6

Martin, Colin A; Care, Marguerite; Rangel, Erika L; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F; Falcone, Richard A 2010. Severity of head computed tomography scan findings fail to explain racial differences in mortality following child abuse. American journal of surgery, 199 2, 210-5

Pieretti-Vanmarcke, Rafael; Velmahos, George C; Nance, Michael L; Islam, Saleem; Falcone, Richard A; Wales, Paul W; Brown, Rebeccah L; Gaines, Barbara A; McKenna, Christine; Moore, Forrest O; Goslar, Pamela W; Inaba, Kenji; Barmparas, Galinos; Scaife, Eric R; Metzger, Ryan R; Brockmeyer, Douglas L; Upperman, Jeffrey S; Estrada, Joaquin; Lanning, David A; Rasmussen, Sara K; Danielson, Paul D; Hirsh, Michael P; Consani, Heitor F X; Stylianos, Steven; Pineda, Candace; Norwood, Scott H; Bruch, Steven W; Drongowski, Robert; Barraco, Robert D; Pasquale, Michael D; Hussain, Farheen; Hirsch, Erwin F; McNeely, P Daniel; Fallat, Mary E; Foley, David S; Iocono, Joseph A; Bennett, Heather M; Waxman, Kenneth; Kam, Kelly; Bakhos, Lisa; Petrovick, Laurie; Chang, Yuchiao; Masiakos, Peter T 2009. Clinical clearance of the cervical spine in blunt trauma patients younger than 3 years: a multi-center study of the american association for the surgery of trauma. The Journal of trauma, 67 3, 543-9; discussion 54

Falcone, Richard A; Daugherty, Margot; Schweer, Lynn; Patterson, Mary; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F 2008. Multidisciplinary pediatric trauma team training using high-fidelity trauma simulation. Journal of pediatric surgery, 43 6, 1065-71

Falcone, Richard A; Martin, Colin; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F 2008. Despite overall low pediatric head injury mortality, disparities exist between races. Journal of pediatric surgery, 43 10, 1858-64

Jafri, Mubeen; Alonso, Maria; Kaul, Ajay; Dierig, Jackie; Racadio, John; Inge, Thomas; Brown, Rebeccah; Ryckman, Frederick; Tiao, Greg 2008. Intraoperative manometry during laparoscopic Heller myotomy improves outcome in pediatric achalasia. Journal of pediatric surgery, 43 1, 66-70; discussion 70

Rangel, Shawn J; Martin, Colin A; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F; Falcone, Richard A 2008. Alarming trends in the improper use of motor vehicle restraints in children: implications for public policy and the development of race-based strategies for improving compliance. Journal of pediatric surgery, 43 1, 200-7

Richter, Gresham T; Ryckman, Frederick; Brown, Rebeccah L; Rutter, Michael J 2008. Endoscopic management of recurrent tracheoesophageal fistula. Journal of pediatric surgery, 43 1, 238-45

Falcone, Richard A; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F 2007. Disparities in child abuse mortality are not explained by injury severity. Journal of pediatric surgery, 42 6, 1031-6; discussion 1

Falcone, Richard A; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F 2007. The epidemiology of infant injuries and alarming health disparities. Journal of pediatric surgery, 42 1, 172-6; discussion 17

Tataria, Monika; Nance, Michael L; Holmes, James H; Miller, Charles C; Mattix, Kelly D; Brown, Rebeccah L; Mooney, David P; Scherer, L R Tres; Groner, Jon I; Scaife, Eric R; Spain, David A; Brundage, Susan I 2007. Pediatric blunt abdominal injury: age is irrelevant and delayed operation is not detrimental. The Journal of trauma, 63 3, 608-14

Allen, Steven R; Ignacio, Romeo; Falcone, Richard A; Alonso, Maria H; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F; Inge, Thomas H; Ryckman, Frederick C; Warner, Brad W; Azizkhan, Richard G; Tiao, Gregory M 2006. The effect of a right-sided aortic arch on outcome in children with esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula. Journal of pediatric surgery, 41 3, 479-83

Fanta, Kaaren; Cook, Becky; Falcone, Richard A; Rickets, Crystal; Schweer, Lynn; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F 2006. Pediatric trauma nurse practitioners provide excellent care with superior patient satisfaction for injured children. Journal of pediatric surgery, 41 1, 277-81

Frey, Ala Stanford; Garcia, Victor F; Brown, Rebeccah L; Inge, Thomas H; Ryckman, Frederick C; Cohen, Aliza P; Durrett, Greg; Azizkhan, Richard G 2006. Nonoperative management of pectus carinatum. Journal of pediatric surgery, 41 1, 40-5; discussion 40-

Giss, Steven R; Dobrilovic, Nick; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F 2006. Complications of nonoperative management of pediatric blunt hepatic injury: Diagnosis, management, and outcomes. The Journal of trauma, 61 2, 334-9

Ignacio, Romeo C; Falcone, Richard A; Brown, Rebeccah L 2006. A case report of severe tracheal obstruction requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Journal of pediatric surgery, 41 10, E1-4

Blakely, Martin L; Lally, Kevin P; McDonald, Scott; Brown, Rebeccah L; Barnhart, Douglas C; Ricketts, Richard R; Thompson, W Raleigh; Scherer, L R; Klein, Michael D; Letton, Robert W; Chwals, Walter J; Touloukian, Robert J; Kurkchubasche, Arlett G; Skinner, Michael A; Moss, R Lawrence; Hilfiker, Mary L 2005. Postoperative outcomes of extremely low birth-weight infants with necrotizing enterocolitis or isolated intestinal perforation: a prospective cohort study by the NICHD Neonatal Research Network. Annals of surgery, 241 6, 984-9; discussion 98

Holmes, James H; Wiebe, Douglas J; Tataria, Monica; Mattix, Kelly D; Mooney, David P; Scaife, Eric R; Brown, Rebeccah L; Groner, Jon I; Brundage, Susan I; Tres Scherer, L R; Nance, Michael L 2005. The failure of nonoperative management in pediatric solid organ injury: a multi-institutional experience. The Journal of trauma, 59 6, 1309-13

Garcia, Victor F; Brown, Rebeccah L 2003. Pediatric trauma: beyond the brain. Critical care clinics, 19 3, 551-61, x

Brown, Rebeccah L; Koepplinger, Matthew E; Mehlman, Charles T; Gittelman, Michael; Garcia, Victor F 2002. All-terrain vehicle and bicycle crashes in children: epidemiology and comparison of injury severity. Journal of pediatric surgery, 37 3, 375-80

Truong V.;Li C.;Brown R.;Moore R.;Garcia V.;Crotty E.;Taylor M.;Ngo T.;Mazur W. 12-01-2017. Occult RV systolic dysfunction detected by CMR derived RV circumferential strain in patients with pe PLoS ONE, 12 12,

Brown R.L.;Falcone R.A.;Garcia V.F. 12-01-2012. Genitourinary Tract Trauma Pediatric Surgery, , 311-325

Mattix K.;Tataria M.;Holmes J.;Kristoffersen K.;Brown R.;Groner J.;Scaife E.;Mooney D.;Nance M.;Scherer L. 02-01-2007. Pediatric pancreatic trauma: predictors of nonoperative management failure and associated outcomes Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 42 2, 340-344

Scorletti F.;Bove K.;Brown R.L. 01-01-2019. Small bowel-small bowel intussusception with high grade obstruction due to intramural submucosal ile International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, 61 , 33-37

Brown R.;Garcia V. 01-01-2006. Genitourinary Tract Trauma Pediatric Surgery: Sixth Edition, 1-2 , 317-336

Brown R.;Brunn M.;Garcia V. 01-01-2001. Cervical spine injuries in children: A review of 103 patients treated consecutively at a level 1 ped Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 36 8, 1107-1114

Rice H.;Acosta A.;Brown R.;Gutierrez C.;Alashari M.;Mintequi D.;Rodriguez A.;Chavarrfa O.;Azizkhan R. 01-01-2000. Juvenile papillomatosis of the breast in male infants: Two case reports Pediatric Surgery International, 16 1-2, 104-106

Brown R.;Azizkhan R. 01-01-1999. Gastrointestinal bleeding in infants and children: Meckel's diverticulum and intestinal duplication Seminars in Pediatric Surgery, 8 4, 202-209

Brown R.L.;Irish M.S.;McCabe A.J.;Glick P.L.;Caty M.G. 01-01-1999. Observation of splenic trauma: When is a little too much? Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 34 7, 1124-1126

Rice H.;Arbesman M.;Martin D.;Brown R.;Gollin G.;Gilbert J.;Caty M.;Glick P.;Azizkhan R. 01-01-1999. Does early ultrasonography affect management of pediatric appendicitis? A prospective analysis Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 34 5, 754-759

Brown R.;Azizkhan R. 01-01-1998. Pediatric head and neck lesions Pediatric Clinics of North America, 45 4, 889-905

Brown R.;Irish M.;Rice H.;Caty M.;Glick P. 01-01-1998. Care of the surgical intensive care nursery graduate: The primary care pediatrician's perspective Pediatric Clinics of North America, 45 6, 1327-1352

Cook, Becky S; Ricketts, Crystal D; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F; Falcone, Richard A . Effect of safety education on classmates of injured children: a prospective clinical trial. Journal of trauma nursing : the official journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses, 13 3, 96-101

Shebesta, Kaaren Fanta; Cook, Becky; Rickets, Crystal; Schweer, Lynn; Brown, Rebeccah L; Garcia, Victor F; Falcone, Richard A . Pediatric trauma nurse practitioners increase bedside nurses' satisfaction with pediatric trauma patient care. Journal of trauma nursing : the official journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses, 13 2, 66-9