Erin Brown, M.D.

Erin Brown, M.D.


Pediatric Surgery

Surgery - Pediatric

Fetal Intervention




  • Assistant Professor


To see if Erin Brown is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

UC Davis Children's Hospital

2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Shriners Hospital for Children

2425 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Primary Phone:
800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-734-7844
Clinic Phone: 916-453-2000
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Brown is a pediatric surgeon at UC Davis Children's Hospital and the adjoining Shriners Hospital for Children - Northern California, where she treats neonates, infants, children and adolescents with a wide range of conditions and congenital malformations. 

She specializes in minimally invasive surgery, thoracic surgery, oncology, fetal intervention, and trauma.  

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Brown's current research interests include developing better systems for improving quality and value of care for pediatric patients, both in terms of better metrics for assessment of quality as well as developing processes to improve outcomes. 

She is also participating in research to improve outcomes in fetal and neonatal surgery.


Pediatric Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

Trauma Program
UC Davis Children's Hospital


M.D., UC Davis School of Medicine, 2009

B.S., Human Biology, Stanford University, 2005


General Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, 2009-2016


Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2016-2018

Fetal Research, UC Davis Medical Center, 2012-2014

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery - General Surgery,

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics

American College of Surgeons

American Pediatric Surgical Association

Honors and Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (2008), 2008

Select Recent Publications

Brown EG, Saadai P, Pivetti CD, et al. "In utero repair of myelomeningocele with autologous amniotic membrane in the fetal lamb model." JPS. 2014; 49: 133-138.

Brown EG, Galante JM, Keller BA, et al. “Pregnancy-related attrition in a general surgery residency: fact or fiction?” JAMA Surg. 2014; 149: 893-7.

Brown EG, Burgess D, Li CS, et al. “Hospital readmissions: necessary evil or preventable target for quality improvement.” Ann Surg. 2014; 260: 583-9.

Brown EG, Keller BA, Pivetti CD, et al. “Development of a Locomotor Rating Scale for Testing Motor Function in Sheep.” J Pediatr Surg. 2015; 50: 617-21.

Wang A, Brown EG, Lankford L, et al. “Placental mesenchymal stromal cells rescue ambulation in ovine myelomeningocele.” Stem Cell Trans. 2015; 4: 1-11.

Brown EG, Keller BA, Pivetti CD, et al. “"Innate Healing In The Fetal Sheep Model of Myelomeningocele: A Standardized Defect Grading System.” J Pediatr Surg. 2015; 50: 1134-6.

Brown EG, Keller BK, Pivetti, CD, et al. “Age does matter: a comparison of placenta-derived stem cells for in utero repair of fetal myelomeningocele in the fetal lamb model.” Fetal Diagn Ther. 2016; 39: 179-85.

Brown EG and Bold RJ. “Hospital Readmissions: are they preventable?” Adv Surg. 2015; 49:15-29.

Brown EG, Anderson JE, Burgess D, Bold RJ. “Examining the “Halo Effect” of Surgical Care Within Health Systems.” JAMA Surg. 2016; 151: 983-984.

Brown EG, Burgess D, Bold RJ, Farmer DL. “Pediatric Surgical Readmissions: Are They Truly Preventable?” J Pediatr Surg. 2017; 52: 161-165.