Ford Brewer, M.D., MPH
Chief Medical Officer
CHS Health Services, Inc.
Dr. Brewer has 20 years of experience developing health care solutions for many government agencies and private sector employers. Examples include Bethlehem Steel, Goldman – Sachs, Mercury Marine, GE, NASA and others. As the medical director for Toyota North America, he developed an on-site medical and pharmacy delivery system for Team Members and their dependants. In his previous job as the medical director for Meridian, a national on-site health services company, he was licensed in 13 states and supervised a team of over 200 doctors nation-wide providing occupational and primary care within corporate settings.
Dr. Brewer received his MD from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1981, Interned at Charity Hospital in New Orleans in 1982, and finished the residency in Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins in 1986. He went on to be full time faculty at Hopkins, teaching Health Policy and Management through and running the post-graduate preventive medicine programs through 1989. As faculty, he published 22 medical articles, most of them in scientific peer-reviewed journals such as JAMA, the New England Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of AIDS. He has been a nationally recognized speaker and consultant. Client/audience groups include the National Governor's Association and the Brookings Institute.