Dr Jeff Brown
Dr Jeff Brown is a provincial paediatrician at Palmerston North Hospital and Clinical Executive of Te Uru Pā Harakeke – Healthy Women Children and Youth – for MidCentral District Health Board. Trying to make things better at the cotside, in the clinic, in the community, and through the country, has found him thrust into various leadership positions locally and nationally, inside and outside of the hospital, within and without medicine.
Dr Brown was President of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) for 10 years, Chair of Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) NZ for 10 years, and on the National Health Board for its six years. He is the RACP Aotearoa New Zealand President, a Director of paediatric education, an examiner, and has served on various committees including the RACP Board.
After 38 years as a doctor and 28 as a specialist, Dr Brown still has the best job ever, keen on clinical excellence, improving training and education, and addressing the challenges to our health system as a whole.