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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Heidi Brown is a member of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Gynecology, and is board-eligible and specializing in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. After graduating magna cum laude with a Liberal Medical Education (Community Health) degree from Brown University in 2000, Dr. Brown pursued her MD at Brown University’s Warren Alpert School of Medicine between 2001 and 2006. During medical school, she also completed a year-long fellowship in Applied Epidemiology with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Ga. Dr. Brown spent 2006 to 2010 as a resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Magee-Women's Hospital. She completed her Fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California, San Diego, in June 2013 and received her Masters in Advanced Studies (Clinical Research) degree in March 2013 from the same institution. Her primary research focus is on barriers to care-seeking for pelvic floor disorders.


Dr. Brown is a member of the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) Publications Committee, among other professional associations, and a recipient of numerous academic awards, scholarships, and research and training grants in the areas of Community and Women's Health and Gynecologic Surgery. Among many other honors, Dr. Brown was selected as the Berlex Best Second Year Resident Teacher by first year residents in her program, and received the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS) President's Award for Outstanding Research in Gynecologic Surgery.


Dr. Brown volunteers as a visiting faculty member at Georgetown Public Hospital in Georgetown, Guyana, where she teaches urogynecology to Ob-Gyn residents. She looks forward to taking part in similar work in Ethiopia through the UW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.




UW Health Clinics

University Hospital
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Digestive Health Center
(608) 263-8264 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
UnityPoint Health - Meriter (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Obstetrics & Gynecology

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, University of California - San Diego, LaJolla, CA

Residency Magee-Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Medical School Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

PubMed Articles
Brown HW Rogers RG Wise ME . Barriers to seeking care for accidental bowel leakage: a qualitative study. Int Urogynecol J. 2017 Apr;28(4):543-551
[PubMed ID: 27844123]
Brown HW Wise ME Westenberg D Schmuhl NB Brezoczky KL Rogers RG Constantine ML . Validation of an instrument to assess barriers to care-seeking for accidental bowel leakage in women: the BCABL questionnaire. Int Urogynecol J. 2017 Feb 24;
[PubMed ID: 28236039]
Oakley SH Brown HW Yurteri-Kaplan L Greer JA Richardson ML Adelowo A Lindo FM Greene KA Fok CS Book NM Saiz CM Plowright LN Harvie HS Pauls RN . Practice patterns regarding management of rectovaginal fistulae: a multicenter review from the Fellows' Pelvic Research Network. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2015 May-Jun;21(3):123-8
[PubMed ID: 25730438]
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 May;26(5):649-56
[PubMed ID: 25421934]
Oakley SH Brown HW Greer JA Richardson ML Adelowo A Yurteri-Kaplan L Lindo FM Greene KA Fok CS Book NM Saiz CM Plowright LN Harvie HS Pauls RN . Management of vesicovaginal fistulae: a multicenter analysis from the Fellows' Pelvic Research Network. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2014 Jan-Feb;20(1):7-13
[PubMed ID: 24368481]
Brown HW Wexner SD Lukacz ES . Factors associated with care seeking among women with accidental bowel leakage. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2013 Mar-Apr;19(2):66-71
[PubMed ID: 23442502]
Ehsani N Ghafar MA Antosh DD Tan-Kim J Warner WB Mamik MM Brown HW Chung CP Segal S Abed H Murphy M Stolzfus JC Molden SM . Risk factors for mesh extrusion after prolapse surgery: a case-control study. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2012 Nov-Dec;18(6):357-61
[PubMed ID: 23143431]
Brown HW Wexner SD Segall MM Brezoczky KL Lukacz ES . Quality of life impact in women with accidental bowel leakage. Int J Clin Pract. 2012 Nov;66(11):1109-16
[PubMed ID: 23067035]
Brown HW Wexner SD Segall MM Brezoczky KL Lukacz ES . Accidental bowel leakage in the mature women's health study: prevalence and predictors. Int J Clin Pract. 2012 Nov;66(11):1101-8
[PubMed ID: 23067034]
Brown HW Wang L Bunker CH Lowder JL . Lower reproductive tract fistula repairs in inpatient US women, 1979-2006. Int Urogynecol J. 2012 Apr;23(4):403-10
[PubMed ID: 22278712]
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 Oct 18;28(44):7155-60
[PubMed ID: 20817014]
Steinauer J Landy U Filippone H Laube D Darney PD Jackson RA . Predictors of abortion provision among practicing obstetrician-gynecologists: a national survey. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Jan;198(1):39.e1-6
[PubMed ID: 17981252]
Natividad-Villanueva GU Santiago E Manalastas RM Jr Brown HW Ingersoll J Caliendo AM Mayer KH Cu-Uvin S . Human immunodeficiency virus in plasma and cervicovaginal secretions in Filipino women. Int J STD AIDS. 2003 Dec;14(12):826-9
[PubMed ID: 14678591]
Brown H Vallabhaneni S Solomon S Mothi S McGarvey S Jackson T Putcha M Brenner S Mate K Cu-Uvin S . Attitudes towards prenatal HIV testing and treatment among pregnant women in southern India. Int J STD AIDS. 2001 Jun;12(6):390-4
[PubMed ID: 11368821]
D'Costa J Brown H Kundra P Davis-Warren A Arya S . Human immunodeficiency virus type 2 lentiviral vectors: packaging signal and splice donor in expression and encapsidation. J Gen Virol. 2001 Feb;82(Pt 2):425-34
[PubMed ID: 11161282]