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Banner Good Samaritan physician receives appointment


PHOENIX (Oct. 18, 2013) – Steven R. Brown, MD, program director of Banner Good Samaritan Family Medicine Residency, has been named the 2014 chairman of the Commission on Health of the Public and Science by the Board of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

AAFP commissions help carry out activities on behalf of the academy and family medicine. The Commission on Health of the Public and Science’s scope of work includes: public health, evidence-based clinical recommendations and care, generation of new knowledge with dissemination and implementation and health disparities and underserved populations. The AAFP represents more than 110,600 physicians and medical students nation-wide.

Dr. Brown graduated from Albany Medical College and completed his residency at University of California, San Francisco at San Francisco General Hospital. Before joining the faculty at Banner Good Samaritan, Dr. Brown worked as a full-spectrum family physician for four years at the rural Whiteriver Indian Health Service in northern Arizona. He was recognized as the 2010 “Clinical Sciences Educator of the Year” by the medical students of the University of Arizona-Phoenix, where he is also the Family Medicine Interest Group advisor.

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix is a large teaching hospital that has provided medical care to Arizona and the Southwest since 1911. The hospital, recently ranked Arizona’s best hospital and one of the best in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, specializes in heart care, cancer care, high-risk obstetrics, neurosciences and stroke care, organ transplants and emergency care including a Level 1 trauma center. Banner Good Samaritan is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit healthcare system with 24 hospitals in seven states.

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