Chief Medical Officer Dr. Steven Brown leaving UTHCT

Monday, August 21, 2006

Steven D. Brown, MD, chief medical officer at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, will be leaving UTHSCT this fall to join Navigant Consulting as medical director, said Dr. Kirk A. Calhoun, UTHSCT president.

Navigant Consulting, based in Chicago, has provided consulting services to numerous academic medical centers across America, including several health components in The University of Texas System. Navigant provided services to UTHSCT earlier this year.

“Whenever our faculty and staff can expand their professional horizons beyond UTHSCT, they serve as ambassadors for the Health Center. Although we will miss Dr. Brown’s skills, I am pleased and proud that he was offered this prestigious position,” Dr. Calhoun said. Dr. Brown’s current duties will be reassigned to other UTHSCT administrators.

Dr. Brown has been chief medical officer at UTHSCT since 2003. As chief medical officer, he has been responsible for the clinical and business operation of the university’s practice plan and has provided clinical leadership, Dr. Calhoun said.

Dr. Brown said, “I’m delighted to join this excellent firm and look forward to working with other academic medical centers across the nation.” While Dr. Brown will be leaving the full-time faculty of UTHSCT, he will retain a volunteer faculty status with the Health Center. Dr. Brown and his family will remain active in the Tyler community.

Before coming to the Health Center, Dr. Brown was the regional vice president for medical affairs for Catholic Healthcare West, Kern Service area that includes five hospitals in and around Bakersfield, Calif. Dr. Brown held several academic positions during his 11 years at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

He directed the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at UTHSC at Houston for five years. Additionally, Dr. Brown served as vice chief of staff and chief of internal medicine at the UTHSC at Houston teaching hospital, Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, and medical director of the Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit and the Respiratory Therapy Department at that hospital.

Dr. Brown received his medical degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 1983. He completed his internal medicine residency and served as chief resident at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. Dr. Brown completed a pulmonary and critical care fellowship in the Division of Allergy, Critical Care, and Respiratory Medicine at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. Dr. Brown is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and critical care medicine.

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