Billy Brown enthusiastically practiced Internal Medicine in the African-American community for over 35 years before retiring. He chose to maintain a practice in East Cleveland while serving as a member of the medical staff at Huron Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital. Dr. Brown was elected by his peers to serve as Chief of Staff of Huron Hospital from 2000- 2002.
As an internist, Dr. Brown had special interests in the care of patients with diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and HIV infections, diseases that have disproportionately affected African-American and other minorities.
As Chief of Staff, Dr. Billy Brown felt that the mission of a community hospital was to take care of social and healthcare issues facing families and communities. Assuming a leadership position allowed him the opportunity to be an advocate for programs that impact those who had the least.
Dr. Brown has been an active member of Health Legacy of Cleveland Inc. for many years, (which is a mentoring/scholarship program for minority students wishing to become a doctor or allied healthcare professional). He is a founding member of Health Legacy of Cleveland and is the first President of Health Legacy of Cleveland. He has also worked with the Membership Committee of Health legacy for years. Dr. Brown has been known for his humor and wit, which has always been a valuable asset for Health Legacy of Cleveland Inc.
He served as Medical Director for Fairfax Place and Candlewood Park Nursing Homes, which care for our elderly citizens. He has served as Clinical Instructor of Medicine at Case Western University School of Medicine and has been included in the teaching of medical students and continuing education of doctors, nursing and other health care providers.
Dr. Billy Brown received his Bachelor of Science Degree with Honors from Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He holds a Master of Arts Degree from Harvard University and was awarded his Doctor of Medicine Degree from Case Western Reserve University. He completed his residency at Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland. Dr. Brown has served as Pasts President for the Cleveland Medical Association (Local Chapter of the National Medical Association). He is also a Member of the Association of Black Cardiologists.
Dr. Brown is highly respected by the Cleveland Medical Community and his former patience. He now resides in East Cleveland as a widower. He is proud of his adult children. One is a Medical Doctor, one has a Law degree and one is in the business world with an MBA degree.