Vanessa Diaz, MD, MSCR
Dr. Diaz received a Bachelor of Science and Medical Degree from the University of Miami, then completed residency at Memorial Hospital in Savannah, Georgia. She subsequently received an MSCR from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) during a two-year academic fellowship with the Department of Family Medicine. She then joined the faculty in the Department of Family Medicine at MUSC, and is now a tenured Professor. Dr. Diaz served as Director of Clinical Services from 2011 to 2018, and subsequently has served as MUSC’s Primary Care Integrated Centers of Clinical Excellence (ICCE) Medical Director for Care Coordination. She also serves as Fellowship Director for a HRSA-funded Population Health/Practice Transformation primary care training program, and Research Director for the Department of Family Medicine. She has experience leading quality improvement and telehealth initiatives in primary care, as well experience in education and curriculum development. Her interests include treatment of opioid use disorder, telehealth, health disparities and faculty development. She is currently funded through HRSA as part of MUSC’s Telehealth Center of Excellence, as well as leading research initiatives funded through NIH. She has more than a decade of experience presenting telehealth, quality improvement and research findings at national and international meetings. Dr. Diaz is originally from Panama and is fluent in Spanish.