Clarence H. Brown III, MD

Clarence H. (Buck) Brown III, M.D. served as President and CEO of MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando from 1997 to 2012. He was the founding medical director of MD Anderson – Orlando which became the first affiliate of the renowned cancer center in Houston in 1991. In 2012, Dr. Brown joined the Orlando Health Foundation as Vice President of Development for Oncology. He also has the title of President Emeritus of MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando.

Dr. Brown was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and grew up in Orlando, then attended Emory University in Atlanta where he graduated with a BA degree in chemistry in 1962 and an MD, summa cum laude, in 1966. Dr. Brown trained in internal medicine and hematology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and in medical oncology at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. Following the completion of his training, he became a member of the faculty of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he was a Howard Hughes Research Fellow.

In 1975, Dr. Brown returned to Central Florida to practice hematology and medical oncology.  He has served as medical director of the Hemophilia Association of Orlando and the Hospice of Central Florida.  In 1988, Dr. Brown served as President of the Orange County Medical Society.  He has served on numerous boards in Orlando and is past-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Orlando Health Foundation.  He has served on the Florida Division Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society and as a delegate to the National Assembly of the ACS.  From 2001 through 2003, Dr. Brown was chairman of the Cancer Research and Advisory Council for the state of Florida, appointed by then-governor Jeb Bush. He was named one of the “Best Doctors in America” from 1996 to 2011 and in 1998 was named one of the 25 most influential leaders in health care in Central Florida.  He has been identified by Orlando Magazine as one of the “Best Doctors in Orlando” and by Orlando Business Journal as a “Who’s Who in Health Care.”  In 2002, he was inducted into the William R. Boone High School (Orlando) Athletic Hall of Fame.

Dr. Brown currently is a Professor of Medicine within the University of Central Florida College of Medicine.

In July 2013 he was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the University of Central Florida Board of Trustees.