James F. Brown, MD, FACEP

Assistant Vice President, Orlando Health South Central Region; Chief Quality Officer, Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital and Orlando Health Horizon West Hospital


James F. Brown, MD, FACEP

James F. Brown, MD, FACEP, oversees the quality and safety of all programs and services offered at Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital and Orlando Health Horizon West Hospital. As a physician leader, James has extensive experience in clinical quality review and collaborates with leadership and medical staff to support activities, processes and policies that align with system-wide clinical practices and standards and result in high-quality patient care and safety.

Since joining Orlando Health, James has held positions as the department chair of emergency medicine and as the emergency department quality officer at Orlando Health – Health Central. He also has participated on several executive committees, including credentials, peer review and mortality. In addition, he serves as an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, James earned his medical degree at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed a residency in emergency medicine at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center. He is currently a master’s in healthcare management candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

James is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and a member of the Florida College of Emergency Physicians. He serves on the board of directors for the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and is himself an accomplished classical pianist.

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