During the HCMA Membership Dinner on September 19, 2023, Dr. Haywood Brown was awarded the Frederick A. Reddy M.D. Memorial Award. The Frederick A. Reddy M.D. Memorial Award was established in 2006 in honor of Dr. Reddy who exemplified the belief of giving back to society. His dedication to medicine, community service, social justice, and the youth of Tampa Bay was recognized and admired by all those who had the privilege of knowing him.
After serving as the F. Bayard Carter Professor and Chairman at Duke University Medical Center for many years, Dr. Haywood Brown joined USF and the Morsani College of Medicine in 2018. He serves as vice president for institutional equity at USF and associate dean for diversity for the Morsani College of Medicine. Dr. Brown has served in numerous local and national leadership positions including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, serving as President in 2017. He is past president of the American Gynecological Obstetrical Society and past Obstetrics and Gynecology Section Chair for the National Medical Association. Dr. Brown’s leadership also includes the NIH DC Initiative on Infant Mortality and the HSRA Perinatal and Patient Safety Collaboration.
A significant portion of his career’s work has addressed health inequities by focusing on infant mortality and perinatal maternal safety and mortality, particularly among traditionally underserved populations. Similarly, throughout his career, he has served as mentor and advisor to countless students across the education continuum from children and teens to medical students, residents, and fellows.
Dr. Brown’s influence on those underrepresented in the medical field and the socioeconomically disadvantaged is significant. He continues to work with several pathway programs specifically targeting these groups with hopes of increasing the applicant pool - not only to medical school but all health professions schools. As an accomplished clinician, administrator, and educator whose contributions span over three decades, Dr. Haywood Brown has impacted countless lives.
Congratulations, Dr. Brown!