Kathryn King, MD, MHS
Co-Project Director, Medical University of South Carolina
Dr. King is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and the Chief Medical Information Officer at MUSC. Previously serving as the Associate Executive Medical Director of the Center for Telehealth, she lends her public health training and practical experience implementing a rapidly expanding telehealth program to all teams, co-leads the cross-cutting team, oversees day-to-day activities, and assists Dr. Ford in coordinating their efforts to meet the mission of the Telehealth Center of Excellence. Dr. King led the growth of the school-based telehealth program from 13 schools to over 80 and was responsible for ensuring that this growth was systematically directed at medically underserved areas of the state with a large chronic disease burden. She has done this by applying her skills in precision public health methods and unifying teams at historically competing health systems, the Department of Education, FQHCs, private practices, school districts, and non-profits to bring care to children in the most rural areas of the state. She has solidified these alliances by founding the South Carolina School-Based Health Collaborative and the SCTA School-based Telehealth Workgroup. She has contributed to state legislation as a content expert and worked alongside the SC Medical Board to implement safe protocols for prescribing controlled substances via telehealth. Dr. King is recognized as a national leader in telehealth contributing to the Pediatric Academic Society Committee as the representative from the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Telehealth Care.