Dr. Brown has always been a strong advocate for quality healthcare in the community and the state.
MEDIA CONTACTKatie Dagenais
Orlando, FL – July 30, 2013 – A founding member of MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando who has been recognized as one of the Best Doctors in America is joining the University of Central Florida Board of Trustees.
Governor Rick Scott has appointed Clarence H. Brown III, MD to a five-year term.
“It is an honor for me to receive this appointment by the governor,” Brown said. “I am delighted to work with the leaders at UCF, men and women I have known and respected for decades. It has been truly amazing to watch the growth of UCF over the years and I am looking forward to this opportunity to be a part of the future of this institution.”
Dr. Brown served as Medical Director, then President of MD Anderson – Orlando from its inception in 1991 until his retirement in 2012. Under his leadership and guidance MD Anderson – Orlando provided cancer care and hope to more than 75,000 patients and continues to grow using the most advanced cancer fighting technology and treatments to beat the disease. After his retirement, Dr. Brown took on a new role as Vice President of Development for Oncology for the Orlando Health Foundation and President Emeritus of MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando.
A Florida native, who once turned down a major league baseball contract to pursue a career in medicine, Dr. Brown has always been a strong advocate for quality healthcare in the community and the state. He has served as president of the Orange County Medical Society, and he is a former chairman of the Board of Directors of the Orlando Health Foundation. Dr. Brown also mentored one of UCF’s first medical students and is a professor of medicine at the college.
Dr. Brown was named one of the “Best Doctors in America” from 1996 to 2011, and in 1998 he was named one of the 25 most influential leaders in health care in Central Florida. He has been identified by Orlando Magazine as one of the “Best Doctors in Orlando.”
Dr. Brown earned his medical degree from Emory University in Atlanta and trained in internal medicine, hematology and oncology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Brown succeeds Micky Grindstaff, who served as chair of the UCF Board of Trustees for two years and as a member of the board for five years.
Brown’s appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.