Heidi Brown, MD, MAS

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Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology





Heidi Brown, MD, MAS is an Assistant Professor of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery with appointments in the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Urology. Her research focuses on improving access to effective treatments for pelvic floor disorders. Dr. Brown serves on the Healthcare Advisory Board for the Healthy Mature Living Foundation and is a contributing editor for the website Living Well with ABL (www.ABLinfo.org; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr_dKA8eErjV4NHhvkooQuA). She is a recipient of numerous academic awards, scholarships, and research and training grants related to Women's Health and Gynecologic Surgery. 

Research Funding

Transforming Community-Based Urinary Continence Promotion: The Bowel Movement
Wisconsin Multidisciplinary Urologic Research (NIDDK), K12DK100022, 8/1/2014-7/30/2018
Role: Scholar

Recent Publications (selected)

Oakley SH, Brown HW, Yurteri-Kaplan L, Greer JA, et al. "Practice Patterns Regarding Management of Rectovaginal Fistulae: A Multicenter Review from the Fellows' Pelvic Research Network." Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 2015;21(3):123-8.

Tan-Kim J, Nager CW, Grimes CL, Luber KM, Lukacz ES, Brown HW, Ferrante KL, Dyer KY, Kirby AC, Menefee SA. "A randomized trial of vaginal mesh attachment techniques for minimally invasive sacrocolpopexy." Int Urogynecol J 2015;26(5):649-56.

Oakley SH, Brown HW, Greer JA, Richardson ML, Adelowo A, Yurteri-Kaplan L, et al. "Management of vesicovaginal fistulae: a multicenter analysis from the fellows' pelvic research network." Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2014;20(1):7-13.

Brown HW, Wexner S, Lukacz ES. "Factors associated with care-seeking among women with accidental bowel leakage." Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2013;19(2):66-7.

Ehsani N, Ghafar MA, Antosh DD, Tan-Kim J, Warner WB, Mamik MM, Brown HW, et al. "Risk factors for mesh extrusion after prolapse surgery: a case-control study." Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2012;18(6):357-61.

Brown HW, Wexner SD, Segall MM, Brezoczky KL, Lukacz ES. "Accidental bowel leakage in the Mature Women's Health Study: Prevalence and predictors." International Journal of Clinical Practice 2012;66:1101-1108. 

Brown HW, Wexner SD, Segall MM, Brezoczky KL, Lukacz ES. "Quality of life impact in women with accidental bowel leakage." International Journal of Clinical Practice 2012;66:1109-1116. 

Brown HW, Wang L, Bunker CH, Lowder JL. "Lower reproductive tract fistula repairs in inpatient US women, 1979-2006." Int Urogynecol J. 2012;23(4):403-10.

Gerber MA, Brown HW, Lee G, Tanz RR, Temte JL, Van Beneden CA. "Physicians' opinions about critical attributes of a potential group A streptococcal vaccine." Vaccine. 2010;28(44):7155-60. 


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