Dee W. Ford, MD, MSCR
Project Director, Medical University of South Carolina
Dr. Ford is a Professor of Medicine; the Division Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep, and Allergy Medicine; and the Medical Director of the Tele-ICU and ICU Innovations Critical Care Outreach Program at MUSC. As Project Director, Dr. Ford oversees technical, administrative, and financial aspects at all levels of the Telehealth Center for Excellence. She contributes in a coordinated fashion to all teams and uses her skills in quality improvement, health services research, health disparities, and implementation science to jointly lead the cross-cutting team responsible for evaluation and resource center collaboration. Dr. Ford is facile with team science and, over the past 10 years, has served as both PI and collaborator with the COE multi-disciplinary research team including the tele-ICU and ICU-Innovations programs. She has a history of leading successful projects funded through the NIH and Department of Defense, among others. In addition, Dr. Ford has contributed at a national level to telehealth literature through a series of peer-reviewed publications and presentations. At local and state levels she has been singled out as a leader in the field as a member of the MUSC 2010-2015 Strategic Planning Group, Technology/Innovation, and Chair of the South Carolina Clinical and Translational Institute Planning Committee for Scientific Retreat on Telemedicine.