Born in Harlem, New York, Dr. Haydée C. Brown attended the elite Hunter College High School and was simultaneously a merit fellowship student at The Ailey School. She went on to graduate with honors in Latin American Studies from Wellesley College, and complete her medical degree at New York University School of Medicine. As a medical student, Dr. Brown interned at the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at the NYU Langone Medical Center, who serve as the orthopaedic consultants to The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and The Ailey School. Dr. Brown is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Icahn Mount Sinai Medical Center. She completed her orthopaedic surgery training at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York, ranked the #1 hospital for orthopaedic surgery by US News and World Report.

To further concentrate on treating dancers and foot and ankle injuries, Dr. Haydée Brown remained at HSS for sub-specialty fellowship training in Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgery. As a fellow, she worked with Dr. William G. Hamilton, the orthopaedic consultant to both the New York City Ballet and the American Ballet Theater. Dr. Brown also assisted with the care of members of the NY Knicks, the former NJ Nets, NY Red Bulls, NY Giants and several Broadway performers during her fellowship.

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Dr. Haydée C. Brown

Dr. Haydée C. Brown is fluent in Spanish, as her family hails from Colon, Panama. Her work has been presented at regional and national orthopaedic surgery meetings. She is a former member of the Women’s Health Issues Advisory Board for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Brown partners with her patients to provide individualized care and help them achieve personal and professional goals. Her patients range from individuals who simply want to walk without pain, train for their first 5K race, or run their 20th marathon. She is proud to have several patients currently performing on the Broadway stage, and stages throughout the world.

Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics of New York – Services

Bespoke, Cutting-Edge Patient Care

Dr. Haydée C. Brown founded Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics of New York, partnering with patients to provide bespoke, cutting-edge care.

Conservative Care:

Bone Health Evaluation
Ultrasound-Guided Treatments
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (EPAT)
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Physical Therapy
Shoe Modifications
Viscosupplementation Injections
Surgical Management:
Ankle Arthritis
Ankle Impingement
Ankle Instability
Ankle Fractures
Achilles Tendon Diseases
Big Toe Arthritis (Hallux Rigidus)
Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
Flatfoot Deformity
Fractures (Broken Bones of the Foot and Ankle)
Midfoot Arthritis
Tendon Tears
Painful Hardware
Sesamoid Conditions


She knew exactly what I had, and very efficient.

Carine S.

Fantastic doctor! Made me feel right and ease about my knee problems and had great bedside manner. Would definitely recommend.

Austin J.

I went to Dr. Brown after I crushed my toe on Easter Sunday. She reassured me that it was a good thing I came in, and was immediately able to diagnose and help me with my problem. She has excellent bedside manor and her office staff is wonderful. I won’t be going anywhere else for any future ortho problems.

Mckenna M.

Dr. Brown was easy to talk to and made sure she understood my symptoms. She explained everything clearly and answered all my questions. Her bedside manner is excellent. I will be using her for my upcoming surgery!

Kelly A.

Utah Hiking Vacation

I just came back from a 2 week hiking trip in southern Utah and my foot, thanks to you, did great!!!! We did strenuous hiking and I was thrilled to be able to keep up easily with everyone. You did such a great job!

Betsy G.