Dr. John Brown, MD

Dr. John Brown, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 73
Dr. John Brown, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Indianapolis, IN and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine in 1970 and specializes in thoracic surgery and congenital cardiac surgery.

545 Barnhill Dr Ste EH215

Indianapolis, IN 46202

Contact Information

(317) 274-7728

Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Top Care Areas

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Heart Disease
more than 28% of peers
Aortic Valve Disease
more than 18% of peers
Heart Surgery
more than 14% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

24  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

22  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Indiana.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1970
  • University Mich Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1971
  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1972
  • National Heart Lung Blood Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1974

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Brown has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Brown's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Brown to family and friends
4 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
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  • 1

Dr. Brown's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr.Brown...You performed an open heart surgery for my mother,Cynthia,in 1999 and saved her life.You just performed another open heart surgery just a week ago,and saved her life again!!!You are an angel,and from Cynthia's family,A million thank you's are not enough.I will be,and our family will...more
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I cannot even begin to express the gratitude we have for Dr. John Brown. He has done 5 open heart surgeries on our son beginning at 4 months old. I know many Dr.s both personally and professionally and have yet to meet a more talented or compassionate Doctor. He sets the bar so incredibly high....more
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Dr. Brown is a wonderful surgeon. He did my now wifes heart surgery when she was 4, and now 21 years later he has saved her life again. Dr. Brown is very knowledgeable and explains procedures and the way the heart works very well. I would not have wanted to trust my wifes life with anyone else.
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