Scott Syverud, MD, of Charlottesville, VA, is a professor of emergency medicine and president of the clinical staff at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and earned his medical degree from SUNY Syracuse. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Cincinnati. He has worked in rural, suburban, and urban emergency departments throughout his career, including the Culpeper Medical Center (CMC) emergency department from 2009 to 2012.
Dr. Syverud helped lead the UVA forensic nurse examiner program for the last 15 years, providing expert care to rape and child abuse victims. He has served for many years on the quality committees of the UVA and CMC medical center boards, assisting in efforts to make these institutions the safest hospitals in Virginia to receive health care. He also serves as a clinical faculty member for the UVA School of Nursing. He helped develop the University’s aging practitioner screening program and is currently serving on the Hospice of Piedmont Board of Directors. Dr. Syverud founded the UVA Medical Scribe program, which has exposed future health care providers to various clinical environments. He was selected by UVA medical students as the recipient of the 2010 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine award in recognition of his compassionate approach to patient care. Dr. Syverud has led community outreach teams from UVA and CMC over the last decade, providing free health care in far southwest Virginia at RAM clinics, after Hurricane Katrina, and in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.