Florida Cancer Specialists Press Release

Florida Cancer Specialists’ Physician Named Chief of Staff at Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Sarasota, FL – December 21, 2012. . . . . . . . . Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Richard Brown has been named Chief of Staff at Sarasota Memorial Hospital (SMH). Dr. Brown took the helm in early November at Sarasota Memorial, where he has been a staff member since 1991. As Chief of Staff, Dr. Brown will represent the hospital’s more than 800 medical staff members.

Dr. Brown practices with Florida Cancer Specialists in Sarasota and also serves as an Executive Board Director for the organization. He has been an investigator in multiple clinical trials and is published in several national publications. 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.

At an impromptu ceremony on December 20, Dr. Brown, who is an avid Bucs’ fan, was presented with an autographed Tampa Bay Buccaneers jersey to commemorate his appointment as Chief of Staff for SMH. Dignitaries who made the presentation were: Gwen MacKenzie, CEO at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Jon Albert, Founder of Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation, Shelly Glenn, FCS VP Marketing & Sales, and Debra Betterly, FCS Foundation Manager.

About Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute:
Founded in 1984, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is the largest independent medical oncology/hematology practice in the United States. With over 170 physicians, 120 nurse practitioners and physician assistants and over 80 locations in our network, we are committed to providing world-class cancer care in community-based settings close to home. Recognized by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) with a national Clinical Trials Participation Award, FCS offers patients access to more clinical trials than any private oncology practice in Florida.

Our physicians are consistently ranked nationally as Top Doctors by U.S. News & World Report. Trained in such prestigious medical schools and research institutes as Duke, Stanford, Harvard, Emory, M.D. Anderson, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering, the physicians of Florida Cancer Specialists provide leadership and consultation in the state's leading hospitals.

FCS serves patients on the Gulf Coast from Naples to the greater Tampa Bay area, north as far as Tallahassee, in Orlando and surrounding Central Florida communities, and on the East Coast in Daytona/Palm Coast, Vero Beach/Sebastian and in Palm Beach County.

At Florida Cancer Specialists, our primary purpose – and our passion – is to provide the most advanced cancer treatment, using cutting-edge technologies, in a setting where patients can be close to home and surrounded by family and friends.

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