Rebeccah Brown

Rebeccah L. Brown

Professor of Surgery; Associate Director of Trauma Services at CCHMC

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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Division of Pediatric Surgery
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229


Bachelor's Degree, New Mexico State University 1986 (Biology and Chemistry)

Medical Degree, University of New Mexico 1990

Research Fellowship, University of Cincinnati Medical Center 1994

ECMO Fellowship, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center 1994

General Surgery Residency, University of Cincinnati 1997

Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Buffalo 1999

Research and Practice Interests

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


Peer Reviewed Publications

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

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

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

Chatoorgoon, Kaveer; Huezo, Karen; Rangel, Erika; François, 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

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

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; 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact Information

Academic - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Division of Pediatric Surgery
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45229
Phone: 513-636-9059