About Dr. Brown
Haydée C. Brown, MD is a nationally recognized orthopaedic surgeon and social justice advocate delivering world-class musculoskeletal care to the greater New York Metropolitan Area. Her approach places strong emphasis on minimally invasive treatments that help patients quickly get back to doing what they love. Fluent in Spanish and English, Dr. Brown has cared for members of the NY Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, NY Giants, American Ballet Theater (ABT), New York City Ballet (NYCB) and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT), among many others from all walks of life and professions.
One of few Afro-Latina professionals in her field, Dr. Brown lives by the motto: Live. Love. Serve. Through her work, volunteerism, speaking engagements, collaborations, and mentoring, she promotes equality, diversity, education and inclusion in healthcare. In 2020, Dr. Brown served as a New York Medical Reserve Corps volunteer in a South Bronx Emergency Room, assisting with Covid-19 patients. That same year, Dr. Brown founded Black Women Orthopaedic Surgeons to help address glaring healthcare inequities within underserved communities. Today, the organization empowers Black women in the field through networking mentoring, activism and education.
A native Harlemite and former dancer who performed in Alvin Ailey’s “Memoria” with AAADT, Dr. Brown was inspired by her own injury and recovery to enter orthopaedic surgery. Her own experiences inform an intimate understanding of the importance of movement—one that motivates her to help people get back to dancing, competing, playing and working sooner. Dr. Brown is a graduate of Wellesley College and the NYU School of Medicine. She completed residency and advanced foot and ankle fellowship training at top ranked Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Brown currently serves as an Associate Clinical Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital/Icahn Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Proud mom to a young son, Dr. Brown resides in Harlem. When she’s not caring for patients or working to make the world a better place, she enjoys dancing, riding her Peloton, and spending time with family.
- B.A., Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
- M.D., New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
- Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
- Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
- Foot and Ankle Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
- Board Eligible
- New York, New Jersey
- Top 40 Under 40 Achiever, The Network Journal
- Featured on Bronx News 12 for Women’s History Month
- Joseph M. Lane Resident Research Grant, Hospital for Special Surgery
- Institute for Sports Medicine Research Grant, Hospital for Special Surgery
- Gabriela Mistral Award in Spanish, Wellesley College
Assistant Clinical Professor
Icahn-Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY, 2012-present
Senior Clinical Associate
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY, 2009-2011
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY 2008-2011
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY, 2007-2009
Local and National Service
Panelist, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society Book Club
Webinar, January 2021
Founder & President, Black Women Orthopaedic Surgeons
New York, NY, July 2020
Panelist,”Courageous Conversations,” The Pinnacle Group
Webinar June 2020
Medical Volunteer, New York Medical Reserve Corps
Bronx, NY, April 2020
Health Committee, Tau Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
New York, NY, 2016 – present
Guest Speaker, Career Day , Girls Inc. (Central Park East High School)
New York, NY, June 2015
Guest speaker, Career Day, P.S. 463
Bronx, New York, May 2015
Women’s Health Issues Advisory Board
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons,
Rosemont, IL, 2011-2013
Keynote Speaker, Health Disparities Summer Internship Program
Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health
Brooklyn, NY, 2012
Volunteer, Perry Outreach Program at Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY, 2011-2012
Dr. Brown is a current or former member of
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
- American Medical Association
- J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society
- National Association of Professional Women
- New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- National Medical Association
- Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
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Reviews & Testimonials
I have been her patient for over four years. I wouldn’t go to any other orthopedic surgeon. She’s great!!!
Excellent and kind doctor. She took my pain to heart and helped me back on my feet in no time.
She listened very carefully to all of my concerns, and honestly just made me feel comfortable in taking the next steps.
Dr Brown is warm and knowledgeable. I trusted her to give me a feedback about what was best for me and to heal my injury.
Doctor was very professional, gave me good explanation of my condition, recommendation, and asked if I had questions.
Gramercy Surgery Center
Mount Sinai Hospital
Montefiore Medical Center
Hospital for Special Surgery Alumni Association
NYU School of Medicine Alumni Association
Wellesley College Alumni Association
Hunter College High School Alumni Association
Black Women Orthopaedic Surgeons