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David McSwain

Chief Medical Information Officer

Medical University of South Carolina

S. David McSwain, MD, MPH, FAAP, is the Chief Medical Information Officer for the MUSC Health system and an Associate Professor of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at MUSC Children’s Hospital. He is the Co-Founder of the SPROUT (Supporting Pediatric Research on Outcomes and Utilization of Telehealth) National Telehealth Research Collaborative, Main Principal Investigator for the NIH-funded (NCATS) SPROUT-CTSA Collaborative Telehealth Research Network, and the Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Telehealth Care (SOTC).

Dr. McSwain is a dynamic speaker on a wide range of topics: health IT, digital and connected health, clinician wellness, patient and family engagement, quality and safety, leadership, and critical care. He is passionate about building collaborations of patient, family, and clinician-focused innovators to solve complex national and global healthcare problems.

Dr. McSwain is the recipient of the 2018 ATA Champion Award, awarded to one individual in the country who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and innovation in the advancement of quality telehealth practice, policies, and adoption at the local, state, national, or international level.

Dr. McSwain earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology from Duke University, including a concentration in Neuroscience. He completed his MD and MPH in Health Policy and Administration as well as a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at UNC Chapel Hill and his fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Duke University.

The Medical University of South Carolina is the state’s only academic health science center, with nearly 13,000 employees, 3000 students and 700 residents across six colleges, and approximately 1,500 faculty members. The MUSC Health system operates approximately 1700 beds in five hospitals across the state and over 100 outreach locations.


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