Lee H. Schwamm, MD, FAHA, FANA

August 2, 2021 / Share:

Vice President, Virtual Care | Mass General Brigham
Director, Center for TeleHealth | Mass General Hospital
C Miller Fisher Chair in Vascular Neurology and
Professor of Neurology | Harvard Medical School

Dr. Schwamm is Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and holds the C. Miller Fisher Chair in Vascular Neurology at MGH, where he serves as the Senior Clinical and Strategic Advisor to the Dept of Neurology and Director of the Center for TeleHealth. He leads all systemwide virtual care (telehealth) activities for the Mass General Brigham Health System as Vice President of Digital Health Virtual Care (synchronous and synchronous virtual visits and consults, remote patient monitoring, virtual urgent care and online second opinions).

During COVID, he led adoption efforts for 10,000 providers and 1.38 M visits, and introduced a suite of inpatient virtual solutions. He has spent 2 decades in telehealth, pioneering telestroke and leading advocacy efforts (e.g., FAST Act in Congress). He is a an internationally recognized expert in stroke diagnosis, treatment and prevention and a Fellow of the American Heart Association and American Neurological Association. He is the author of >450 peer-reviewed articles and has chaired many of the current practice guidelines for stroke and telehealth-enabled care delivery. He has received numerous awards for innovation, leadership and advocacy in the field of stroke and digital health. He serves as the section editor for digital health for Stroke, and on the international advisory board for Lancet Digital Health. His research has been funded by NIH, PCORI, AHRQ, HRSA, CDC, and others. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association.

 

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