The University of Alabama Alumni Association has honored Cynthia Brown, MD with the 2019 Hettie Butler Terry Community Service Award.
Brown practices obstetrics and gynecology with Sparks & Favor. After earning her medical degree from the University of Alabama, she performed her residency at John Hopkins Hospital. She is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and has been chosen Birmingham's Best Doctors in America® continuously since 2006. Her patients have chosen her to receive Alabama Baby and Child Magazine and AL.com's annual Parents' Choice honors many times.
She has been involved in community service throughout her life. During medical school, she staffed a hotline for the United Way Suicide Prevention Program. She also implemented a program called kNOw AIDS in which medical students provided AIDS education to more than 2,000 students in community schools. She spent a pivotal three months in Nigeria, with her OBGYN father, providing gynecologic care to the local community. She and her family are regular volunteers at the Center for Concern, an organization that serves those in crisis, and Firehouse Shelter for homeless men.
Brown recently led a medical team to provide cervical cancer prevention, sonogram and women's health education at the Siloe Medical Clinic in Petit Goave, Haiti.