Department: Pediatric Cardiology
Years active at Yale: 1950s-early 1990s
Dr. Brown is being recognized as one of the earliest pediatric cardiologists. She worked with Dr. Ruth Whittemore, and together they set up and ran the first EKG laboratory for children. They traveled throughout Connecticut to set up clinics so that sick children didn’t have to travel to New Haven for care.
Dr. Brown was one of the first people to catalog the children of people who had congenital heart disease and to establish that there was a higher risk for offspring who had been born to parents with congenital heart disease. Even before cardiac catheterization, Dr. Brown worked with early pioneering pediatric heart surgeons for children.
Dr. Brown was also known for her teaching and mentoring of medical students.