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In this episode S. David McSwain, MD, MPH, FAAP, explains how telehealth has evolved during the pandemic and what to expect next. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk to Janey S.A. Pratt, MD, FACS, FASMBS, about her article in the journal Pediatrics focusing on success rates of bariatric surgery in different adolescent age groups. Then they share a “Giving Voice” from Khadijia Tribié Reid, MD, MPH, FAAP, about medical and behavioral health care integration.



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S. David McSwain, MD, MPH, FAAP


S. David McSwain, MD, MPH, FAAP, is a Pediatric Intensivist, board-certified Clinical Informaticist, and the Chief Medical Information Officer for MUSC Health in Charleston South Carolina, leading the integration of health IT into clinical practice for the health system. With more than a decade of experience in digital health innovation and virtual care, he is an established national leader in telehealth development, research, and policy. He is the Co-founder of the SPROUT (Supporting Pediatric Research on Outcomes and Utilization of Telehealth) national telehealth research network, the Main Principal Investigator for the NIH/NCATS-funded SPROUT-CTSA National Telehealth Research Collaborative, and the Chair of the Section on Telehealth Care at the American Academy of Pediatrics. He played a central role in the establishment of the MUSC Center for Telehealth and was the inaugural recipient of the American Telemedicine Association Champion Award in 2018.

Janey S.A. Pratt, MD, FACS, FASMBS


 Janey S.A. Pratt, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is a general surgeon who specializes in Robotic Hernia repair and Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (MBS). She began her career in general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she was a founding member of the MGH Weight Center. As surgical director she introduced minimally invasive MBS and adolescent MBS to MGH. In 2016 Dr. Pratt moved to California, where she began her work at Stanford University, splitting her time between the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital and the Palo Alto VA. As a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Dr. Pratt is involved in training Stanford medical students and residents in the OR, in the clinic, in the simulation labs and in the classroom. Dr. Pratt is the associate program director of the VA MIS fellowship program and Chair of the Pediatric Committee of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Khadijia Tribié Reid, MD, MPH, FAAP


Khadijia Tribié Reid, MD, MPH, FAAP, is a wife, mother, pediatrician and public health advocate. She is the Pediatric Medical Director of MedNorth Community Health Center in North Carolina. She also serves as the Vice Chair of her regional hospital’s Department of Pediatrics. She is an advocate for high quality early childhood education and serves as the Governor’s appointee on the North Carolina Partnership for Children’s Board of Directors. Dr. Tribié Reid enjoys writing, swimming, long walks and movie nights with her husband and children.


This resource is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,000,000 with no percentage financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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