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University of South Florida

USF Health Leadership

Haywood L. Brown, MD

Senior Associate Vice President of Faculty and Academic Affairs for USF Health
Vice Dean of Faculty Affairs for the Morsani College of Medicine
Associate Dean of Diversity for the Morsani College of Medicine
Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Haywood L. Brown, MD, joined USF and USF Health in 2018, when he was named vice president for Institutional Equity at USF and associate dean in the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, where he also serves as professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine. In April 2021, he was named senior associate vice president of Academic Affairs for USF Health and the vice dean of Faculty Affairs for the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine.

Prior to joining USF Health, Dr. Brown was at the Duke University Medical Center, where he was the F. Bayard Carter Professor and Chairman from 2014 to 2016, and the Roy T. Parker Professor and Chairman from 2002 to 2014.

Dr. Haywood Brown received his undergraduate degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and his medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences Knoxville, followed by subspecialty fellowship training in Maternal and Fetal Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine/Grady Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Brown has served in numerous local and national leadership positions including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. From 2017 to 2018, Dr. Brown served as the 68th President of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He was also the Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University from 2002 to 2016.

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. Dr. Brown leadership includes the NIH DC Initiative on Infant Mortality and the HSRA Perinatal and Patient Safety Collaboration.