John Scott, MD, MSc is an Associate Professor of Medicine (Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) and the first Medical Director of Telehealth at the University of Washington. In this role, he forms strategy, creates training, and informs state and national policy regarding telehealth. He is the chairman of the Washington State Telehealth Collaborative.
In 2009, he launched Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) in Washington State, the first place to replicate the ECHO model outside of New Mexico. This innovative telehealth program helps clinicians serving in rural and underserved areas with the evaluation and treatment of common, complex, chronic diseases. In 2015, he won the Warren Reid Award for excellence in health care for the state of Washington, in recognition of his telehealth work.
He graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Human Biology, attended Georgetown University School of Medicine cum laude, completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Stanford University Hospitals, and then obtained sub-specialty training in Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington.
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