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Randy G. Brown, M.D., FACS


Dr. Brown has worked intermittently at Lake Regional for 25 years. He has served as a locum surgeon since the 1997 inception of Lake Regional’s cardiovascular surgery program. A locum is a medical provider who covers while another provider takes time off. He joined full time in 2021.

“With the growth of the region and expansion of service lines at Lake Regional, it is a natural transition and opportunity for me to join the hospital on a full-time basis,” Dr. Brown said. “I look forward to being part of Lake Regional’s continued growth while providing excellent health care to the people of the lake region.”

Before joining Lake Regional full-time, Dr. Brown was a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon at Mercy Clinic in Joplin, Missouri. He also served as assistant professor of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at the Joplin branch of Kansas City University of Medicine. Previously, he served as chief of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Learn more about heart care at Lake Regional.

Facilities Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery
Medical Degree University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine, 1988
Internship University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center -Tulsa, July 1988 – July 1989
General Surgery
Residency University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center -Tulsa, , July 1989 – July 1993
General Surgery
Residency University of Southern California, July 1993 – July 1996
Cardiothoracic Surgery

Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Society of Graduate Surgeons, University of Southern California

Board certification

Board Certified, American Board of Thoracic Surgery – Certification Number: 6056
Certified: 1998 – Recertified: 2006, 2016 – Valid through: 12/31/2028

Board Certified, American Board of Surgery – Certification Number: 40275
Certified: 1995 – Recertified: 2003, 2014 – Valid through: 12/31/2025

Guide to Patient Experience Surveys and Ratings

Lake Regional Health System values the relationships we have with our patients and their loved ones. As part of our commitment to you, we now post our physicians’ patient experience ratings online.

This guide explains how we capture and report patient experience ratings. We hope this information helps you as you consider appointments with our physicians and providers.

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