Carol Brown, MD, FACOG, FACS
Senior VP and Chief Health Equity Officer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Dr. Carol Brown is a board-certified gynecologic oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering. She is a Senior Vice President, Chief Health Equity Officer, and the incumbent of the Nicholls-Biondi Chair for Health Equity. Dr. Brown also serves as Vice Chair of Health Equity in the Department of Surgery.
Dr. Brown’s career is focused in three areas: providing high-quality and compassionate surgical care to women with gynecologic cancer; wiping out cancer health disparities; and promoting public policy to increase awareness, improve care, and increase research funding for gynecologic and other cancers.
As MSK’s Chief Health Equity Officer, Dr. Brown works to address cancer disparities that exist due to racial, ethnic, cultural, or socioeconomic barriers. She is responsible for center-wide initiatives focused on the reduction and elimination of cancer disparities experienced by medically underserved populations. This includes efforts to increase participation in clinical trials by collaborating with MSK investigators in increase diversity on clinical trials and through a unique partnership between MSK investigators and community oncologists to bring MSK clinical trials to underserved patients at their local institutions.
Dr. Brown’s national leadership positions include serving as the 50th President of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO), former Co-Chair of the NRG Oncology Health Disparities Committee, and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Biden Cancer Initiative. She was the first African American female to lead the SGO, an organization whose 2,000 members are dedicated to caring for women with gynecologic cancers and advancing research in the field.