Julie C. Brown, MD

Julie C. Brown, MD

Emergency Medicine

On staff since September 2001

Children's Title: Co-Director, Emergency Medicine Research

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

Julie C. Brown, MDCM, MPH, is an emergency medicine attending physician at Seattle Children's Hospital and associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from McGill University, Montreal, and her MPH from the University of Washington.

She completed her first two years of pediatrics residency at Rainbow Babies and Childrens in Cleveland. She completed her third year of pediatrics residency and pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Seattle Children's. She has also completed one-year fellowships in pediatric biomedical diseases and evidence-based medicine. She is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is co-Director of research for the Division of Emergency Medicine. Her research interests include foreign bodies, minor procedures, emergency management of respiratory diseases, and the use of technology in medicine. She is ATLS and PALS certified.


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Medical/Professional School

McGill University, Montreal


Pediatrics, University Hospitals of Cleveland Attn: Faculty Affairs, Cleveland
Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle


Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
Pediatrics, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle

Research Description

My research interests include minor procedures, ear and nose foreign bodies, aerodigestive foreign bodies, emergent management of respiratory diseases, and electronic decision support. My current research projects include a number of studies evaluating magnet ingestions in children, as well as devices for use in minor procedures, such as lumbar puncture and ear foreign body removal. I recently completed a role as the site principal investigator on three industry-sponsored multi-center studies: a randomized clinical trial evaluating a new therapy for pediatric asthma; validation of a clinical score for asthma; and a study of the epidemiology of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), an important cause of wheezing illness in infants. I have authored two chapters on the management of croup, and numerous peer-reviewed publications involving the care of the febrile infant, electronic decision support, and the management of foreign bodies.

Research Focus Area

Chronic Conditions / Special Health Care Needs, Therapeutic Trials, Quality Improvement

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
Young Faculty Award, Center for Clinical and Translational Research Science Day Seattle Children’s Research Institute 2011
Elected to the Society for Pediatric Research 2011
Ambulatory Pediatric Association Fellows Award 2000
Shirley Riva Fisher Prize in Palliative Care McGill University 1991


  • Julie C. Brown, MD, Klein EJ, Brown JC, Kobayashi A, Osincup D, Seidel K
    A Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Oral, Aerosolized Intranasal, and Aerosolized Buccal Midazolam
    Ann Emerg Med , 2011 : 58:323-329
  • Julie C. Brown, MD, Brown JC, Klein EJ
    The “Superhero Cape Burrito”: A Simple and Comfortable Method of Short-Term Procedural Restraint
    Journal of Emergency Medicine , 2011 : 41(1):74-76
  • Julie C. Brown, MD, Brown JC, Rizvi S, Klein EJ, Bittner R
    Hydroscopic Properties of Organic Objects That May Present as Aural Foreign Bodies
    Journal of Clinical Medicine Research , 2010 Aug. : 2(4)
  • Caglar D, Brown JC, Klein EJ
    Illustrative presentations of the failing heart in the acutely ill child: two case reports.
    20062587 Cases journal , 2009 Dec. : 2:9326
  • Hills RW, Brown JC, Brownstein D
    Barotrauma: a complication of positive pressure for nasal foreign body removal in a pediatric patient.
    18926596 Annals of emergency medicine , 2008 Dec. : 52(6):623-5
  • Davis RL, Wright J, Chalmers F, Levenson L, Brown JC, Lozano P, Christakis DA
    A cluster randomized clinical trial to improve prescribing patterns in ambulatory pediatrics.
    17525793 PLoS clinical trials , 2007 May : 2(5):e25
  • Brown JC, Del Beccaro MA, Clausen CR
    A comparison of time to positive culture and time to clinical identification of serious bacterial infection in infants.
    14686551 Clinical pediatrics , 2003 Nov. : 42(2): 797-805
  • Brown JC, Klein EJ, Lewis CW, Johnston BD, Cummings P
    Emergency department analgesia for fracture pain.
    12883507 Annals of emergency medicine , 2003 Aug. : 42(2):197-205
  • Brown JC
    The management of croup.
    11997306 British medical bulletin, Vol 61, Childhood respiratory Infections (Oxford University Press) , 2002 : 189-202
  • Julie C. Brown, MD, Brown JC and Klassen TP
    Evidence-Based Paediatrics and Child Health (Virginia Moyer ed) , 2000
  • Brown JC, Burns JL, Cummings P
    Ampicillin use in infant fever: a systematic review.
    11772187 Archives of pediatrics and adolescent medicine : 156:27-32


Presentations Title Event Location Date
The Utility of Adding Expiratory or Decubitus Radiographs to the Radiographic Evaluation of Pediatric Lower Airway Foreign Bodies 26. Pacific Northwest Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consortium, The Portland, OR Jan. 2011
Pediatric Oropharyngeal and Laryngotracheal Infections, Ear and Nose Foreign Bodies; Pediatric Intraosseous Lines; Pediatric Laceration Repair; The Pediatric Lumbar Puncture: Position, Pressure and Pearls Pediatrics Resident and Faculty Didactics Hopital Universite d’Etat d’Haiti, Port-au-Prince, Haiti Oct. 2010
An Experiment in Pursuing a Passion: Re-engaging in International Health Work-Life Balance Symposium Seattle, WA Oct. 2010
The Pediatric Lumbar Puncture: Position, Pressure and Pearls UW/Madigan Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds Seattle, WA May 2010
Cardiac Arrhythmias Pediatric Advanced Life Support Seattle, WA April 2010

Research Funding

Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
A Controlled Trial of Pediatric Lumbar Puncture Success using The Compass, a Compact Quantitative Pressure Transducer. Center for Clinical and Translational Research $20,000 2010
A Randomized Clinical Trial of Pediatric Lumbar Puncture Success using The Compass, a Compact Quantitative Pressure Transducer. Life Sciences Discovery Fund $150,000 2010