FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA -- Broward Health named Joshua Lenchus, D.O., as its new chief medical officer. Dr. Lenchus most recently served as the healthcare system's interim chief medical officer and will continue providing clinical leadership, direction and cooperation between physicians and Broward Health's hospitals and ambulatory sites.
“I am honored to lead such a talented and dedicated team as we seek opportunities to continuously elevate the way we deliver care,” said Dr. Lenchus. “The trust that patients put in us and the impact that we have on their lives is profound and humbling. It inspires us to stay at the forefront of medical advances and provide the best possible healthcare.”
Dr. Lenchus joined the system as chief medical officer of Broward Health Medical Center in September 2018 before being named the system's interim chief medical officer in July 2021.
“Dr. Lenchus served Broward Health Medical Center well the past four years,” said Shane Strum, President & CEO of Broward Health. “I am confident that under his direction we will find innovative solutions for today’s challenges within the healthcare space as we continue providing the highest quality of care to our patients and their families.”
Before joining Broward Health, Dr. Lenchus served as chief of staff and an internal medicine/hospitalist at Jackson Memorial Hospital. He was also an associate program director for the UM/Jackson Internal Medicine Residency Program. In addition, Dr. Lenchus provided clinical services at the Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Miami Health System, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Jackson Memorial Hospital.
With more than 15 years of experience, Dr. Lenchus serves as a leader for several state and national medical organizations. Earlier this month, he was installed as the 146th president of the Florida Medical Association, making him the first osteopathic physician to lead the organization in its history. He has authored dozens of medical publications and books, and served as the principal investigator on research studies, earning him national acclaim. He is also a sought-after speaker on various topics, most recently, monkeypox, the COVID-19 pandemic, and other public health topics.
Dr. Lenchus earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale.
Broward Health, providing service for more than 80 years, is a nationally recognized system in South Florida that offers world-class healthcare to all. The Broward Health system includes the statutory teaching hospital Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services, Broward Health Physician Group, Broward Health Urgent Care, Broward Health International, and Broward Health Foundation. For more information, visit BrowardHealth.org.