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Deputy Secretary for Children's Medical Services

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Jeffrey P. Brosco, MD, PhD, serves as Deputy Secretary for Children’s Medical Services (CMS). As Deputy Secretary, Dr. Brosco provides oversight for the Division of Children’s Medical Services, the Office of the CMS Managed Care Plan and Specialty Programs, and CMS area offices.

Dr. Brosco currently serves as the Title V (Maternal and Child Health) statewide consultant for CMS, is professor of clinical pediatrics at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine (UM) and served as a regional medical director for CMS from 2012-2015.  For the past 21 years he has been served at UM’s School Of Medicine in several capacities, most recently as the associate director of UM’s Mailman Center for Child Development, director of faculty education development in the Department of Pediatrics and director of the Leadership Education Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program. He is also the chair of the Pediatric Bioethics Committee at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

From 1998-2003 Dr. Brosco was the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Generalist Faculty Scholar; from 1998-2016, member of the Health Care Task Force on the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council; from 2001-present, director of Population Health Ethics at UM’s Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy and has been co-chair and a member of several newborn screening committees and workgroups throughout his career.

Dr. Brosco graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in history and sociology of science in 1985. In 1992 he earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine, completing his residency in pediatrics at Jackson Memorial Hospital. He returned to the University of Pennsylvania in 1994, receiving his PhD in history and sociology of science.

A CMS provider since 1997, Dr. Brosco continues to teach and practice both general and developmental pediatrics. He has been active in national health policy groups including the Newborn Screening Translational Research Network, the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children and the National Workgroup on Standards for Systems of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs. He has published over one hundred articles in scholarly journals and periodicals, has received millions of dollars in research grants, and has given countless lectures, presentations and talks on topics from the history of 20th century health care for Philadelphia’s children to pediatric bioethics.