SMA/ASH Faculty for SMA's 2018 Annual Meeting: Brent M. Egan, MD - Southern Medical Association

September 5, 2018

SMA/ASH Faculty for SMA’s 2018 Annual Meeting: Brent M. Egan, MD

Brent M. Egan, MD

Brent M. Egan, MD is Professor of Medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville and serves as the Vice-President, Research in the Care Coordination Institute.  He received his medical degree and training in medicine and hypertension at the University of Michigan. His research interests have centered on population health around metabolic syndrome, mechanisms of obesity-associated hypertension and vascular disease, and medical and social determinant drivers of cardiometabolic outcomes in populations. The work led to more than 300 original papers and reviews, positions on 7 editorial boards, and selection on the Best Doctors list for 1998–2013.  

Dr. Egan started the Outpatient Quality Improvement Network (OQUIN) Hypertension Initiative at the Medical University of South Carolina in 1999 to collaborate with primary care physicians in South Carolina and beyond to optimize control of modifiable cardiovascular risk factors, reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, and improve health equity.  OQUIN transitioned to the Care Coordination Institute (CCI) in Greenville, South Carolina and is presently collaborating with ~1100 practices sites with more than 2.5 million patients. Many of these practices met 2017 standards of the Centers for Disease Control’s Million Hearts Program and 122 sites were recently recognized by the AHA/AMA Target:BP Program for BP control >70%.  

Dr. Egan’s current professional efforts center on improving cardiometabolic health and health equity and the care of adults with multiple chronic conditions. He remains committed to working with a broad range of colleagues translate the evidence-base into better population health.