Brad S. Lerner, M.D.
Dr. Brad Lerner is originally from New Rochelle, New York. He completed his undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University
with a B.A. degree in Biological Chemistry in 1975 where he was elected
to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He then attended The University of
Florida College of Medicine, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega
Alpha Honor Medical Society, receiving his M.D. degree in 1979. He then
completed his Internal Medicine internship and residency at The
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and came to Sarasota
in 1982 to join William DesPortes, Burt Veazey, and Duncan Finlay in
their well respected medical practice. He became Certified by the
American Board of Internal Medicine in September, 1982.
In 1994 Dr. Lerner was responsible for the creation of Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s
only primary care group, later to be named First Physicians Group. Dr.
Lerner served as Chief Medical Administrative Officer (CMAO) of
First Physicians Group from its inception in 1994 until September 30,
2005. As CMAO of First Physicians Group, Dr Lerner led a group of
close to 50 physicians and 250 employees, while working closely
with the administration and board of Sarasota Memorial Healthcare
System, while maintaining his practice of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Lerner left First Physicians Group October 1, 2005 to join his long term friend and colleague, Dr. Louis Cohen
in the creation of LernerCohen Healthcare, a Concierge Medical
Practice. He has given up all of his hospital and administrative duties
to devote his full time to the medical care of the patients in his new
practice, with a strong emphasis on Wellness, Prevention, and providing
a level of access and care that is unsurpassed anywhere.
Dr. Lerner has served as Chief of the Medical Section at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and was a member of the Medical Executive Committee for many years. He is widely respected by his peers and the Sarasota community as both an outstanding clinician and a leader in the local healthcare market.
Dr. Lerner has lived full time in Sarasota
since 1982. Together with his wife of thirty years, Joan, they have
three children - Emily, Michelle, and Scott. Emily is a pharmaceutical
sales representative for Merck and is married to Robert Stroud, a local
healthcare and business attorney. Michelle lives in New York City and is the Fabric Coordinator for Lafayette 148 New York, a womenswear company in New York City. Scott is a Junior at Emory University
with an interest in sports and entertainment management. In his spare
time Dr. Lerner enjoys golf, tennis, fishing and jogging and relaxing
with his friends and family.
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