Kathryn King Cristaldi, MD, MHS, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Director for School Based Health in the Center for Telehealth at the Medical University of South Carolina, and the Associate Program Director for MUSC’s HRSA National Telehealth Center of Excellence. Dr. Cristaldi has led the development and growth of a state-wide school based telehealth program that now serves over 100 schools in South Carolina. Additionally, she works with the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance to support telehealth program development across the state. As the Associate Program Director for one of two federally designated Telehealth Centers of Excellence she helps to lead a rigorous, scientific evaluation of program development, implementation, and cost-efficiency for a variety of telehealth programs to inform federal policy. She has presented this work internationally and is often called upon as a telehealth consultant. Dr. Cristaldi has served as the representative from the AAP SOTC to the Pediatric Academic Society Planning Committee for the past three years, helping to steadily increase the quantity and quality of telehealth related programing at this large international conference. Dr. Cristaldi attended medical school at the Medical College of Virginia, completed her pediatric residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina and a general academic fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University, earning a Masters of Health Science at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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