I SAID YES TO THE MIDWEST
Sherry-Ann Brown, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA
It gives me immense pleasure to announce that I have accepted an offer for the position of Assistant Professor and Director of Cardio-Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee; I will also care for patients in person and via TeleMedicine at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center (Zablocki). Additionally, I plan to maintain a formal appointment at Mayo Clinic
as a Research Collaborator.
WHY MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN
MCW is a good fit for my strengths, skills, and career goals. For more than a decade, I have been pursuing and developing a career in the prevention of cardiovascular disease particularly in individuals with a current or prior history of cancer, especially in women. That includes primordial, primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention in Cardio-Oncology. A career that integrates patient care, research, education, mentorship, program building, administration, and innovation. I am blessed that MCW and I share a similar vision for the potential Cardio-Oncology has to impact our local, national, and global community. A vision which involves mutual growth, knowledge-sharing, and building great initiatives!
MCW is the largest private research institution in Wisconsin, and the 2nd largest NIH-funded institution in the state. The institution is among the top 1/3 of all US medical schools in NIH research support. MCW is the 3rd largest private medical school in the USA, providing excellent training for numerous medical students, residents, and fellows. The medical school and partner hospitals boast a high percentage of strong women partners and leaders. MCW has a tradition of hosting national society leaders, such as the immediate past presidents of the American Heart Association and the American Society for Hematology, the current president of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, and the chair of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Medical Colleges.
According to the Milwaukee Magazine, missionaries, mapmakers, newspaper printers, and many other townspeople attempted to write down the name of the city based on native tribe dialects. Steeped in mystery and debate, the current spelling has prevailed, and appears to mean “good land”, “rich and beautiful land”, or “gather place by the waters”. I am a personal fan of all of these options.
From the way I say it, I will be joining an esteemed practice in patient care, research, education, and community engagement in a good, rich, and beautiful land of Milwaukee residents. We will invite folks from all around the city, state, nation, and world to come gather with us by Lake Michigan. Together, we will all continue to blaze trails forward into the future frontiers of Prevention, Precision, Digital Health, and Innovation in Cardio-Oncology. No stone will be left unturned as we till the soil that will bear fruit for decades and even centuries to come.
According to Wikipedia, Milwaukee is the birthplace or hometown of a myriad of nationally and internationally renowned actors, filmmakers, producers, singers, musicians, writers, poets, artists, fashion designers, athletes, olympians, lawyers, judges, legislators, diplomats, doctors, innovators, race car drivers, astronauts, architects, ministers, and other people of honor and valor. Milwaukee was also home to Oprah Winfrey. I have the feeling that I will fit right in!
Milwaukee is the biggest city in Wisconsin and the 5th biggest city in the Midwest USA. The city sits on the shore of Lake Michigan, and lends itself to sailing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing. The city is known for museums, art, music, and cultural festivals and dining, and was voted by Vogue as “The Coolest City in the Midwest” in 2018.
ONGOING NATIONAL & GLOBAL COLLABORATIONS
Milwaukee is very close to the up-and-coming innovation city of Chicago, about an hour and a half by car. In addition to close collaborations in Chicago, nationwide and worldwide collaborations will continue to be nurtured, as we can do so much more linked arm-in-arm. Particularly, please join me in the national and international Cardiology Oncology Informatics Network (COIN) initially formed as a group on LinkedIn. The group already has more than 130 members, and this is only the beginning of what we can do with all of our expertise combined.
Most of all, I appreciate your ongoing friendship, mentorship, and sponsorship. Your support and partnership are very much appreciated.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me for speaker invitations, as our fields continue to blossom in patient care, research, and education related to Cardiology, Cardio-Oncology, and especially Preventive Cardio-Oncology, and the role that these play in Heart Disease in Women, Precision Cardiovascular Medicine, Innovation, Digital Health, and Social Media. I enjoy talking about these topic areas and I am always open to give grand rounds.
THOUGHT FOR YOU
To all of you I would say:
Find your niche, pursue your passion, and continuously change the world,
in persistent and equitable fashion!
Give your best always,
Sherry-Ann Brown, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA
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Incoming Director of Cardio-Oncology |
Emphases on Prevention, Precision, Digital Health & Innovation |
Assistant Professor |
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee