James T McElligott, MD, MSCR
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I serve as the Executive Medical Director for Telehealth at MUSC and an Associate Professor in the Division of General Pediatrics at MUSC Children’s Hospital.  I oversee the Center for Telehealth, which has the responsibility of managing over $100 million in South Carolina state appropriated funds for the application of telehealth and has been designated as a National Center of Excellence of Telehealth. My career has been driven by a passion for helping the vulnerable. and the conviction that the way to do so is through population-level change. Given the magnitude of the health care disparities in these areas, I came to believe that real progress in this generation could only be made through the radical innovation offered by telehealth. I currently serve as the Chair of the Advisory Council of the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance.   I have received my education from University of North Carolina, Wake Forest School of Medicine and the Medical University of South Carolina.