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MUSC board names CEO of Medical University Hospital Authority


The Medical University of South Carolina named Dr. Patrick Cawley as its new CEO and vice president of clinical operations for the Medical University Hospital Authority. (Photo/Provided)
The Medical University of South Carolina named Dr. Patrick Cawley as its new vice president of clinical operations and CEO of the Medical University Hospital Authority. (Photo/Provided)

By Lauren Ratcliffe
lratcliffe@scbiznews.com
Published Jan. 24, 2013

The Medical University of South Carolina has hired Dr. Patrick Cawley as vice president of clinical operations and CEO of the Medical University Hospital Authority.

Cawley will replace Stuart Smith, who retired at the end of 2012.

Cawley previously served as chief medical officer of the hospital authority. An interim medical director will be appointed, according to a news release.

Prior to serving as medical director, Cawley was section chief of hospital medicine and vice chairman of clinical affairs in the Department of Medicine at MUSC. He will continue his position as associate professor of medicine at MUSC while serving as CEO.

Cawley is a graduate of the University of Scranton. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University and has a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He completed an internal medicine residency at Duke University.

He is a certified physician executive through the American College of Physician Executives and a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Cawley co-founded the first hospital medicine program at Duke University and later managed a private practice hospital medicine group in Conway. He is also a past-president of The Society of Hospital Medicine.


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