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SMH Installs New Physician Leaders

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Richard Brown, MD

Sarasota Memorial’s medical staff recently installed its new leaders for 2012–2013, with hematologist/oncologist Richard H. Brown, MD, becoming Sarasota Memorial’s chief of staff. He succeeds outgoing chief of staff John Collins, MD, whose term ends Nov. 1.

As the new chief of staff, Dr. Brown, who practices with Florida Cancer Specialists, will serve as the top representative of Sarasota Memorial’s more than 800 medical staff members. A member of SMH’s medical staff since 1991, Dr. Brown has served as director of Cancer Care Services since 1998. He has been an investigator in multiple clinical  trials and published in several national publications. A previous SMH physician of the year award recipient, he also has won the Stephen H. Goldman, MD, Keystone Award from the Center for Building Hope (formerly The Wellness Community) for his commitment to the fight against cancer.

 Dr. Brown received his medical degree from the University of Vermont and his master’s in business administration from Boston University. He completed his residency and internship at the University of Minnesota and his fellowship in oncology and hematology at New York University. 

 Other medical staff officers for 2012-2013 include:

  • Chief of staff elect Cindy von Waldner, MD, anesthesiologist
  • Secretary/treasurer Gregory Hanes, MD, neurologist
  • Members-at-large Andrew Krinsky, MD, an infectious diseases specialist, and Bruce Fleegler, MD, pulmonologist


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