Kara M. Brown, MD


Dr. Brown is a psychiatrist and the owner of NOLA Reproductive Psychiatry, LLC, a private practice focusing on providing perinatal mental health care to birthing individuals in Louisiana. She is also an adjunct Instructor for the psychiatry department at Tulane University’s School of Medicine.

Dr. Brown completed her medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and went on to graduate from psychiatry residency at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She completed a women’s mental health fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and stayed on as faculty at Harvard Medical School where she gained additional experience as a consulting psychiatrist for the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Program (MCPAP) for Moms.

Since 2018, Dr. Brown, has resided in New Orleans, Louisiana, and she served as the women’s mental health co-Champion for the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System for three years until moving into private practice full-time. She is an active member of the Marcé of North America (MONA), the American Psychiatric Association, and the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry. Her areas of particular interest and expertise are recovery from traumatic births and perinatal health disparities in minority women.