2021 Excellence in Healthcare Honoree: Joshua D. Lenchus, DO

Joshua D. Lenchus, DO, RPh, FACP, SFHM holds a pharmacy degree from the University of Florida and graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. After completing an internal medicine residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital, he worked as a hospitalist for the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Favorite Quote: “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Confucious

Fun Fact: I applied and was rejected from NASA’s Astronaut Corps.

What challenges have you faced in your career, and how did you overcome them? There have always been obstructions, detractors, and detours along my path. Each of them was approached with dogged determination and the persistence to see through to the other side in an effort to affect positive change.

What has been the most monumental moment of your career thus far? Coming back to the place where I was once a student and seeing the pride in my mentors’ faces for having helped me achieve all that I have.

How is the healthcare industry important to you personally? Judaism teaches that to save a life is akin to saving a world. Each day, medicine affords us that ability – something for which I am profoundly grateful and humbled.

How did the pandemic disrupt your specific role in the healthcare industry, and how did you adapt? It has tested the very fabric of who we are as individuals and physicians. Crises frequently strip away one’s façade and expose the true person as leader, follower, or detractor. I hope that I have responsibly and honorably fulfilled that which was needed of me.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten? Actually, there are two – never, never, never quit and anything is possible if you are willing to sacrifice whatever it takes.

What do you love most about working in healthcare? The unfettered ability to interact with those in dire need, to help them navigate the unknown, and to be a force of positive change for them in reclaiming control over their own health.

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky



Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.