Haywood Brown, MD

Senior Associate Vice President of Academic and Faculty Affairs, USF Health; Vice Dean of Faculty Affairs, Morsani College of Medicine; Former President, ACOG

Dr. Haywood Brown is the Senior Associate Vice President for Academic and Faculty Affairs for USF Health and Vice Dean of Faculty Affairs for the Morsani College of Medicine at the University South Florida.

Dr. Brown completed his Medical Degree at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in Knoxville, Tennessee, followed by subspecialty fellowship training in Maternal and Fetal Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine/Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Brown has had a distinguished career as an academic leader in education, clinical care and research for more than three decades. Dr. Brown served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina from 2002-2016, a position that he held for nearly 14 years.

Dr. Brown has served in numerous local and national leadership positions including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). In 2017-2018, Dr. Brown served as the 68th President of ACOG.

Dr. Brown has previously held leadership positions as Chair of Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG), the Board of Directors for the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine and Past President of SMFM. He is past President of the American Gynecological Obstetrical Society (AGOS) and Past Obstetrics and Gynecology Section Chair for the National Medical Association. He has also served as a Director of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Brown’s leadership extends further and includes the NIH DC Initiative on Infant Mortality and the HSRA Perinatal and Patient Safety Collaboration as well as the FDA Advisory Council.

Dr. Brown is especially committed to the care of women at high risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes, particularly those marginalized and the impact on racial and economic disparity in maternal and infant morbidity and mortality. His ACOG Presidency focused on disparity and women’s health equity and re-defining the postpartum period as the beginning of lifelong health. He is currently the Co-PI for the HRSA Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health Postpartum Community Care Initiative.

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