Karen S. Rheuban, M.D. serves as Professor of Pediatrics (Pediatric Cardiology), Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education and Medical Director of the University of Virginia Office of Telemedicine.
In addition to providing direct clinical services to patients, she is playing a key role in 21st-century medicine, using telemedicine to provide the best health care has to offer to rural communities. In essence, she can electronically transport key personnel to a remote operating room or bedside, so that a specialist surgeon can consult from afar during an operation, a dermatologist can offer a second opinion to a local hospital, or a cardiologist can use tele-echocardiography to help determine a diagnosis.
Dr. Rheuban oversees a large continuing medical education program, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. This program takes advantage of traditional and cutting-edge technology, offering on-site lectures,videoconferencing, computer-assisted instructional materials, and interactive web-based multimedia programs.
Karen will be speaking at Health Beyond the Hospital.