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Dr. Jean-Philippe Austin, MD

Physician, 21st Century Oncology

Former Florida Finance Chair, Democratic National Committee

Executive Board Member, Haitian-Americans for Progress (HAP)

Jean-Philippe left Haiti at the age of 9 and moved to Queens, New York where he joined his politically exiled parents. A lifelong New Yorker, he attended New York University where he majored in Economics. Upon graduation he attended medical school at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. After an internship in Internal Medicine at Orlando Regional Medical Center, he returned to New York City for his residency in Radiation Oncology. He subsequently did a fellowship in Proton Beam Radiation at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

Jean-Philippe began his career in radiation Oncology as a Junior Faculty Member at Harvard Medical School, then went on to join the faculty at Tulane Medical Center and Louisiana State University Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana. He left academic medicine to become the Medical Director at Christie Clinic Association in Champaign, Illinois and has since moved to South Florida 14 years ago and is now affiliated with 21st Century Oncology.

During his time in South Florida Jean-Philippe’s main focus has been on the empowerment of the community. He was a member of President Obama’s National Finance Committee since 2007. He was the Florida Finance Chair for the Democratic National Committee. He has hosted both the First Lady and the President at his home in South Florida. Jean-Philippe and his wife Maggie live in Coconut Grove and are the proud parents of four adult daughters.