Steven R. Brown, MD, a Health Sciences faculty member in the College of Medicine – Phoenix, is the newest president of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors, the national organization of family medicine program directors.
Dr. Brown is the Family Medicine Residency program director and a professor in the Department of Family Community and Preventative Medicine. He was installed as president of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AMFRD) in April, and will serve in his role through 2021.
“My program director colleagues have played a huge role in supporting me in my nine years as a program director,” he said. “It’s an honor to give back to this organization and our incredible community supporting each other to build and maintain excellence in family medicine residencies.”
Dr. Brown is co-host and editor of the award-winning American Family Physician Podcast which he and residents co-founded in 2015. His areas of scholarly interest and leadership include: improving primary care practice, high value care, evidence-based patient centered care, and physician well-being.
The Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors was founded in 1990 to represent family medicine program directors. The board of directors is actively involved in health policy and academic issues and works with members and other family medicine organizations, regulatory organizations, and government agencies to advance its mission.