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Professional Profile: Patrick J. Cawley, M.D., MHM, FACHE

Patrick J. Cawley, M.D., MHM, FACHE, is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Medical Center and Vice President for Clinical Operations of the Medical University of South Carolina. Previously, he served as the chief medical officer of MUSC Medical Center. In that role he was responsible for the quality and safety of all patient care programs as well as direct oversight of clinical service lines. He has led MUSC’s improvement transformation in quality and patient safety, which was recognized by the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) in 2007 and 2012 when UHC awarded the coveted Rising Star honor to MUSC.

Dr. Cawley is a certified physician executive through the American College of Physician Executives and a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is a Fellow in the Liberty Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He has been named one of America’s Best Doctors®. He has also been awarded the Master of Hospital Medicine from the Society of Hospital Medicine.

Dr. Cawley is a Past-President of the Society of Hospital Medicine. He is active in the American Hospital Association, serving as a previous chairman of the Committee on Clinical Leadership.

Dr. Cawley earned his medical degree from Georgetown University before completing an internal medicine residency at Duke University. He holds a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He is board certified in internal medicine.

Read the announcement of Dr. Cawley's appointment.