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Joshua D. Lenchus, DO, RPh, FACP, SFHM


Joshua Lenchus, DO, RPh, FACP, SFHM, holds a pharmacy degree from the University of Florida, and graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Subsequently, he worked as a hospitalist for the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where he held the rank of associate professor of medicine, anesthesiology, and radiology. From 2007-16, he served as an associate program director for the internal medicine residency program. Dr. Lenchus joined Broward Health in 2018 as chief medical officer for the health system’s flagship hospital, Broward Health Medical Center. Currently, he is the chief medical officer for Broward Health in Ft. Lauderdale.  He is a notable expert in several medical fields. He has presented on opioids and controlled substances locally, regionally, and nationally for several years. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he has been a frequent presence in the media, having been interviewed by the major local new stations in the Southeast Florida market, for local and national print, and on radio, including NPR. Outside the hospital, Dr. Lenchus is incredibly involved, serving as a leader in organized medicine at multiple levels, including past president of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, past Regent and current Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and Senior Fellow of the Society of Hospital Medicine. In August 2022, Dr. Lenchus was installed as the 146th President of the Florida Medical Association, which is the first time a DO has led the state medical association.