Dr. Arturo Brito, MD, MPH
Arturo Brito, MD, MPH, became Deputy Commissioner of Public Health Services on November 22, 2011. As Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Brito plays a key leadership role and is responsible for 900 employees as well as policy implementation and budgeting for four key divisions: Family Health Services; Epidemiology, Environmental and Occupational Health; HIV, STD and TB Services; and Public Health Infrastructure and Emergency Response. He oversees a $600 million budget.
A pediatrician with a public health background, Dr. Brito joined the Department after having served as the Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of the Children's Health Fund in New York City, a national nonprofit organization serving and advocating for medically underserved children.
Under Dr. Brito’s leadership, the Fund’s National Network grew from 17 to 25 programs and affiliates serving 72,000 homeless and low-income children. He also oversaw an increase in health care encounters from 141,000 to 245,000 clients annually. Dr. Brito instituted uniform data collection and reporting systems that improved service and evaluations efforts, and produced and designed a comprehensive community pediatric content set for an electronic health record.
Prior to his time at the Fund, Dr. Brito was Attending Physician, Pediatrics at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, the Medical Director at South Florida Children’s Health Project and Attending Physician of Pediatrics with the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Regional Hospital, Bethal, Alaska.
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