Kirt Caton, MD
Kirt Caton, MD, was named Select Health of South Carolina’s Market Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in April 2018. As Market CMO, he is responsible for market-based clinical leadership and execution of all healthcare affordability and clinical quality initiatives. Since joining Select Health in March 2013, Dr. Caton has served as its Medical Director for Utilization Management (UM). During this time, Dr. Caton has provided leadership for key initiatives including UM physician and staff training, standardization and enhancement of the review process, and implementation of interdisciplinary team rounds to help reduce preventable hospital readmissions. Prior to coming to Select Health, Dr. Caton spent the entirety of his career practicing medicine in South Carolina. He worked for more than 15 years as a private practice physician with Palmetto Primary Care Physicians (PPCP), a large medical group in the Lowcountry. He was instrumental in developing a Patient-Centered Medical Home practice for PPCP and also served on its board and quality committee. While at PPCP, Dr. Caton was an active member of Select Health’s Quality Assurance Performance Improvement Committee. He also served as an adjunct professor of family medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Caton completed an undergraduate degree in biology with a minor in chemistry at Charleston Southern University, his medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina, and an internship and residency in family medicine with Trident Family Medicine. He is board-certified in family medicine. Dr. Caton and his wife Rhonda are originally from Trinidad and Tobago and reside in North Charleston with their sons, Michael and Nicolas.