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Local doctor returns home to join hospital team

| 10/04/2015 | 0 Comments
Cayman News Service

Dr Carl Brown

(CNS): Dr Carl Brown, a specialist in anaesthesia and intensive care, has returned home to the Cayman Islands and joined the local hospital in George Town after attending medical school at the University of the West Indies. Dr Brown began his medical career as a high school student doing work experience at the Health Services Authority in the forensics lab and operating theatre. During his first five years of medical school he returned to Cayman during summer vacations to get more hands-on experience and learn additional skills.

Dr Brown joins a team of 75 fulltime physicians currently employed at the HSA, with 61% being Caymanian, a 25% increase in Caymanian doctors over the previous five years.

Brown said that after he completed his medical programme he began a year-long internship, where he worked as a junior doctor in surgery, internal medicine, paediatrics and obstetrics and gynaecology, followed by a year as senior house officer in the department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the University of the West Indies.

“It was there where I fell in love with this specialty and subsequently applied to the UWI DM Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Residency Programme,” he explained. “I then returned home to Cayman for six months, where I apprenticed under Dr John Lee, HSA Pain Specialist.

“My relationship with the HSA has grown over the past ten years and I’m honoured to be back caring for my people and reconnecting with the HSA family. It gives me great pride to be working in such a friendly, innovative and progressive institution. I am also looking forward to playing an active role in the further development of the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and the development of the country’s health service as a whole.”

HSA Medical Director Dr Delroy Jefferson said he was grateful to have Dr Brown return home to join the HSA team.

“We have worked very hard to become an accredited hospital to train interns and to groom these individuals to come back to Cayman after completing their specialised training overseas,” Dr Jefferson said.  “It is a major objective to recruit and train qualified Caymanian physicians to fill vacant posts at the HSA.”

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