Colin Nathan Brown, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Colin Nathan Brown, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Radiology

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Diagnostic Radiology



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4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Brown believes that medical imaging is a powerful tool to aid in the diagnosis and management of disease. He strives to provide excellent and thoughtful care to all patients.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Brown is a diagnostic radiologist working primarily in the section of pediatric radiology. In addition to practicing general pediatric radiology, Dr. Brown has special interest and experience in pediatric musculoskeletal imaging including orthopedics and sports medicine, pediatric musculoskeletal ultrasound, juvenile idiopathic arthritis and related conditions, and vascular malformations. He is a regular participant in the monthly pediatric vascular lesions conference.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Brown's academic interests include medical student and resident education in pediatric radiology. He is interested in clinical research that provides useful answers to practicing physicians.


Pediatric Radiology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Undergraduate School

B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana IL 2000

Medical School

M.D., University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City IA 2004


Internal Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta GA 2004-2005


Internal Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta GA 2005-2007


Diagnostic Radiology, University of Chicago, Chicago IL 2008-2012


Musculoskeletal MRI, NorthShore University Health System / University of Chicago, Evanston IL 2012-2013

University of Chicago/Weiss Hospital Emergency Radiology Award, 2011

RSNA 2011- Educational Exhibit Certificate of Merit, 2011

Brown C, Stein-Wexler R. Imaging of Pediatric Musculoskeletal Emergencies. Book chapter in Atlas of Emergency Imaging from Head-to-Toe, SpringerNature, London, England (in press).

Kang LH, Brown CN. Pediatric Biliary Interventions in the Native Liver. Semin Intervent Radiol. 2016 Dec;33(4):313-323. doi:10.1055/s-0036-1592323. PMID:27904251.

Brown C, Kang L, Kim ST. Percutaneous drainage of abdominal and pelvic abscesses in children. Semin Intervent Radiol. 2012 Dec;29(4):286-94. doi:10.1055/s-0032-1330062. PMID:24293801.

Brown C, Lazarus M, Haddad SL, Ward E, Dubois D. Postoperative Imaging of Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction. Educational poster presented at the 97th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Chicago IL. 2011 Nov-Dec.

Brown C, Gasparitis AG. Epiphrenic Diverticulum. ACR Case In Point. 2010 Nov. Published online at