Erlanger Health System welcomes Doug Brewer, MD, FASCRS, MSc, CPE, as senior vice president and Erlanger Medical Group chief medical officer, as well as a physician with Erlanger Gastroenterology.
As CMO of Erlanger Medical Group, Dr. Brewer will work in partnership with leadership, to advance the interests of employed physicians, advanced practice providers, specialty services and outpatient clinics.
“We’re excited to welcome Dr. Brewer to the team as he has extensive provider leadership experience that I believe will serve Erlanger Medical Group well,” said Erlanger President and CEO Dr. William Jackson. “I look forward to his contributions furthering our success.”
Dr. Brewer graduated with honors from the Medical College of Georgia in 1987, after which he completed a general surgery residency at the University of Louisville. He then served a one-year research and clinical senior registrar fellowship at the University of Sydney with a dual role of clinical colorectal work and molecular genetic colorectal cancer research. In 1994, Dr. Brewer completed his clinical education with a colorectal surgery residency at the Lahey Clinic in Boston, and in the same year, he established central Georgia’s first and only surgical subspecialty practice: Colorectal Surgery Associates in Macon, Ga.
After 24 years of group private practice, Dr. Brewer remained in Macon and joined Navicent Health Medical Center in 2018 as a colorectal surgeon and physician leader, as well as Medical Informantics Officer for the department of surgery. Before his appointment to Erlanger, Dr. Brewer most recently served as Chief Medical Officer of Atrium Health Baldwin Hospital in Milledgeville, Ga.
Dr. Brewer's academic appointments include clinical professor of surgery and chief of colorectal surgery at Mercer University School of Medicine. He also has considerable medical staff leadership experience, including the roles of chief of staff, chair of peer review and chair of credentials committee. Dr. Brewer completed a master’s degree in healthcare leadership and management from the University of Texas at Dallas in April 2018 and received the Certified Physician Executive accreditation from the American Association for Physician Leadership in June 2019.