Hello! My name is Dr. William Morris Brown and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Medical College of Georgia in 1985. To date, I have performed approximately 7,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 1,800 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is being able to deliver cutting edge surgical techniques to patients in a warm, friendly, personalized environment. I am blessed to work in a place that allows me to care for my patients as individuals and have a supporting staff of mid-level professionals, nurses, and many other supporting staff who share this philosophy.
Each patient that comes to us gets the same care that I would want provided for my own family. I have a great team of partners as well so we can provide this level of care any time of the day or night, every week, every year. This is both our commitment and our collective strength.
"Dr. Brown and the Piedmont Heart Institute saved my life."
-- Jimbo Walker, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 01/11/2011
"I had seen Dr. William Blincoe at Piedmont Heart Institute for over 20 years to watch over my bicuspid aortic valve, and in recent years a ballooning aortic root.
Dr. W Morris Brown did the surgery to replace the valve (with a pig's valve) and the aortic root. I was completely satisfied with Dr. Brown and the several members f his team that I met before and after surgery. He and his team and the Piedmont hospital staff were uniformly great, and very competent from what I observed.
I also have several acquaintances in the cardiac surgeon community in Atlanta; these folks know Dr. Brown and all have high respect for his ability.
I am not prone to effusive compliments. But Dr. Brown did a great job; I enjoyed interacting with him; and based on my 20+ years of experience with them, Piedmont Heart Institute is the best place to fix your heart problems."
-- John Koon, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 05/14/2014
Dr. Brown reassured me that things would be alright and that my faith in God would help bring me through the surgery.
So, I recommend Dr. Brown for anyone's surgery and to him, I say, "Thank you!""
-- Carol Cooper, Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, 03/20/2013
-- Lou Melancon, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 04/07/2011
I had open heart surgery at Piedmont in January 2011 due to major problems with my heart valve and dissected aorta, both ascending and descending. It’s really hard to put into words the feeling that I had both times I had surgery at Piedmont Heart. When something like this occurs you feel pretty helpless and scared for yourself and your family that you are not going to make it through it. They were able to put both me and my wife at ease.
My cardiologist in Macon, Ga. recommended Dr. Brown to do any aortic surgeries that I was going to have. He told me that Dr. Brown and his team are the best of the best when it comes to aortic problems, dissections, valve replacement and any other related problems that I was currently having.
So I went to the hospital to have my triple CT scan of the chest, abdomen and pelvis to see what surgery I would need. Once I got these results Dr. Brown said it was very serious and I needed to have a open heart surgery to replace my aortic valve, and replace other parts of my aorta that were seriously damaged from the dissection.
My wife and I were very scared and concerned because 2 years before I had had an emergency surgery in Macon because of an aortic dissection in my chest. I had a slow recovery from that, and if that wasn’t bad enough, a month after I went home I collapsed at a function because fluid had built up around my heart. Because of this the blood gathered around my heart and constricted it from beating and I collapsed and was basically dead for 10-12 minutes before I was revived. I recovered from this, but was then told that my valve was leaky and the dissected aorta had grown to a dangerous size. I was told I would need yet more surgery. Needless to say, I was scared.
So when we went to see Dr. Brown and my wife was asking him many questions about the details of my procedure and he was answering each and every question she had in layman’s terms and with drawings so we could completely understand what he was going to do. After about an hour of this Lisa said she was still not convinced that he could do the things he was saying he could with success. Finally Dr. Brown put his hands on my wife’s shoulders and looked her straight in the eyes and said, ‘Lisa I got this’. It was the most incredible feeling of confidence in this man that we both felt at the exact same instant that there was no possible way we would go anywhere else and let any other doctor do this but Morris Brown and Piedmont Heart.
I needed a very complex replacement of all portions of my aorta from the aortic valve all the way down to my stomach. It had to be done in two stages. We did both parts and now I feel great and am exercising 5 days a week.
The entire experience was the best I have ever had medically in my entire life. And I have had had more than 10 surgeries - from rotator cuff to hernia repair in the past decade at different hospitals, so I know what medical care is out there. You would have to get inside my head to truly know how I feel about Dr. Brown and Piedmont Heart. I mean whatever and whenever if he thinks I need anything else, I would let Dr, Brown do it without a second thought. Dr. Brown and Piedmont Heart saved my life and I really mean saved my life. Piedmont Heart and Dr. Brown are the most wonderful hospital and physician team in this entire country and maybe the world as far as I am concerned."
-- Jimbo Walker, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 01/11/2011
-- John Marshall, Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, 06/25/2010
Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
Dr. William Morris Brown, heart surgeon, graduated from Medical College of Georgia in 1985.
After medical school, Dr. Brown completed a General Surgery Residency (1990), a Fellowship in Cardiac Surgery (1992) and a Residency in Cardaic Surgrery (1994) at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Today, Dr. Brown is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery through 2025. Dr. Brown has been named a "Top Doctor" by Atlanta Magazine for the past two years.