Dr. Coby Brown is a Southern Utah native and was born and raised in Cedar City. He graduated from Cedar High School. He then served a 2 year LDS mission in Washington state. After returning home, he attended Southern Utah University graduating Summa Cum Laud. He then attended medical school at the University of Utah. He completed his internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ and then went on to complete his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Virginia Health System. He is married to Stephani Brown who is also from Cedar City. They are the proud parents of four children.
If you could have dinner with anyone from history who would you chose as your guest?
While living in Virginia we visited the homes of several of the founding Fathers – It made me think of what it would be like to meet George Washington in person.
Tell us something most people don’t know about you?
I can’t stand eyeballs! It makes my eyes water just watching someone put a contact lens in their eye. Most women dread going to the gynecologist – for me it is the eye doctor!
Who are some of the most influential people that have been in your life?
My Parents – I have amazing parents who have always pushed me to be my best and have taught me the value of hard work. Secondly, my wife I have known my wife Stephani since high school – she has been my #1 supporter and manages to put up with me through it all.
What is your favorite sweet treat?
Homemade brownies and Diet Coke 🙂
Tell us, do you have any hidden talents?
I have a good memory and memorize things easily – I am full of useless trivia facts… my wife always tells me I need to be on a game show.
Do you have a favorite song?
This is a tough one because I have a lot of favorites – however my wife teases me because when I am stressed or angry I always listen to classical piano music.
If you have 30 min spare time, how would you be spending it?
I love being outdoors, even if I am just sitting and relaxing. I also love to read – I usually have a few books I am reading at the same time.
Do you have a favorite family recipe?
My grandmothers pork chops with mashed potatoes and homemade gravy.
Are you a routine person? Tell us about your daily routine.
This one is actually quite funny, I am teased about how routine and obsessive I am about things. When I get home from work – I can’t relax until the house is straightened up (sometimes it drives my wife crazy)
If you had to give up one sense, which would you pick?
I would have to say smell – my sense of smell isn’t very good to begin with so I would probably miss it the least.
Do you play any musical instruments?
I played the trumpet (not well) in band through high school. I also dabble with the piano but wish I was better.
Why did you chose your profession?
Ever since I was a kid I always wanted to be a doctor and I stuck with it. I chose OBGYN because I love the variety of things I get to do – delivering babies, surgery, preventative care, etc. my days are never boring!
What do you like most about career?
I love that I get to spend my days interacting with and meeting new people – I would probably die if I was stuck in a cubicle all day.