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DOH-Orange Health Officer's Biography

Florida Department of Health in Orange County

Dr. Sherin

Kevin M. Sherin, MD, MPH, MBA, FACPM, FAAFP

Health Officer & Director

Florida Department of Health in Orange County

Kevin Sherin, MD, MPH, MBA, serves as Director & Local Health Officer for Florida Department of Health in Orange County starting May 22, 2015 to present. He was the Deputy Director of the Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CCDPHP) from October 2, 2014 to May 15, 2015 for the California Department of Public Health; and was Health Officer at the Florida Department of Health in Orange County since 2004. Dr. Sherin also served in 2013 as Interim Director of Division of Disease Control for the Florida Department of Health in Tallahassee. He was family medicine residency director at the Advocate Christ University of Illinois Medical Center from 1994 to 2004. He is board certified in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health and Family Medicine.

Dr. Sherin is the current treasurer of the American College of Prevention Medicine and the immediate past chair of the ACPM Prevention Practice Committee 2012-2016. He is the Past President of the Orange County Medical Society, and the American Association of Public Health Physicians. 

During his time in Orlando Dr. Sherin led DOH-Orange to National recognition in numerous quality awards and Federal grants including a 6.6 million award for Tobacco control.  Dr. Sherin is engaged with the community via partnerships, events, speaking engagements, and volunteering, to spread the message on important health issues.

Sherin has been honored with the Ruth M. McKeffery Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service, from Shepherd’s Hope Clinic, the Guardian of the Mission Award from FSU College of Medicine, Class of 2014. He also received the Gold Humanism Honor Society Award March-2016 from Florida State University College of Medicine, where he is also a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine. 

Most recently he presented a Primary Meningoencephalitis (PAM) webinar to the Seminole and Orange County Medical Societies (2016) and authored successful resolutions on Naegleria to the American Medical Association (AMA) and Florida Medical Association (FMA). He co-authored a letter to the editor of the American Family Physician on Naegleria (April 2016) with a circulation of 186,000 family physicians.