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Dr. Kevin Sherin Appointed as Orange County Director

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications

May 22, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2015

Contact: Communications Office
(850) 245-4111

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH APPOINTS DR. KEVIN SHERIN AS DIRECTOR IN ORANGE COUNTY

TALLAHASSEE—The Florida Department of Health has announced Dr. Kevin Sherin, M.D., as the new director for the Florida Department of Health in Orange County. Dr. Sherin returns as director after serving as deputy director for the California Department of Public Health, Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Dr. Sherin’s first day is May 22.

“Dr. Sherin is a distinguished medical professional and we are pleased to have him return as director in Orange County,” said Kim Barnhill, deputy secretary for County Health Systems. “His extensive medical, academic and professional experience makes him a tremendous asset to the department and the people of Florida.”

Prior to his service with the California Department of Health, Dr. Sherin served as director and health officer for the Florida Department of Health in Orange County from 2004 to 2014. In Florida, he has also worked as the interim director for the Division of Disease Control and Health Protection for the Florida Department of Health from January to April in 2013 and as director and health officer for Polk County and Highlands County from 1988 to 1993.

Dr. Sherin was the program director for UIC-Christ Family Medicine Residency from 1994 to 2004. He is currently a clinical professor for the Florida State University College of Medicine Department of Family and Rural Health and is a professor of family medicine at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine Orlando. 

Dr. Sherin earned his medical degree from Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine in 1977 and has a Master of Business Administration from UMass Amherst, which he earned in 2011. Dr. Sherin is also a published author and an active community servant.

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