Nicholas Kent Brown, MD

Nicholas Kent Brown, MD

Cardiology, Cardiac MRI Program, Echocardiography Imaging

On staff since July 2022

Children's Title: Attending Physician

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

"I completed categorical fellowship and a 4th year in advanced imaging in Pediatric Cardiology at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago before arriving at Seattle Children's Hospital. While interested in all areas of imaging, I have been especially focused on cardiac MRI and procedural echocardiography, including 3D imaging. My research has centered on assessing for early changes in myocardial structure/function in Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy using cardiac MRI and leveraging procedural echocardiography to reduce infant exposure to radiation/contrast during transcatheter pulmonary valvuloplasty. I also have a special interest in medical education and completed the McGaw Medical Education Clinical Scholars program while in Chicago to enhance my clinical teaching skills. In addition to my work in non-invasive imaging, I spend time taking care of inpatients at our main campus and see general cardiology and fetal patients at our Bellevue site."

  • Patient Testimonials

  • Publications

    Other Publications

    • Brown NK, Berhane H, Gambetta K, Markl M, Rigsby CK, Robinson JD, Husain N
      Right Ventricular Remodeling Assessed by MRI in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
      36354274 Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI, 2023 Aug. : 58(2)486-495 PMCID:PMC10169546
    • Brown NK, Husain N, Arzu J, Ramlogan SR, Nugent AW, Tannous P
      Combined Echo and Fluoroscopy-Guided Pulmonary Valvuloplasty in Neonates and Infants: Efficacy and Safety.
      34839381 Pediatric cardiology, 2022 March : 43(3)665-673 PMCID:PMC8933310
    • Burkhardt BEU, Brown NK, Carberry JE, Velasco Forte MN, Byrne N, Greil G, Hussain T, Tandon A
      Creating three dimensional models of the right ventricular outflow tract: influence of contrast, sequence, operator, and threshold.
      31203535 The international journal of cardiovascular imaging, 2019 Nov. : 35(11)2067-2076


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Cardiology

Medical/Professional School

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Clinical Interests

Advanced Non-Invasive Imaging (particularly cardiac MRI and CT as well as transesophageal and fetal echocardiography, 3D imaging); Congenital and acquired heart disease, cardiac MRI, echocardiography

Research Description

Have used cardiac MRI to assess for early changes in right ventricular function associated with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and utilized echocardiography to reduce radiation/contrast exposure during pulmonary valvuloplasty in the catheterization lab

Research Focus Area

Cardiac MRI, duchenne muscular dystrophy, procedural echocardiography (echo-guided procedures and 3D imaging)