Dan Drawbaugh (Old)

Dan Drawbaugh (Old)


Dan Drawbaugh is Chief Executive Officer of The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. As CEO, Drawbaugh presides over a strong team of talented physicians, researchers, scientists, administrators, board members and partners that compose The Steadman Clinic (TSC) and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI).

Under Drawbaugh’s leadership, TSC and SPRI have embarked on a strategic growth initiative. This initiative is leveraging more than two decades of pioneering regenerative sports medicine research at TSC and SPRI to establish a new, state-of-the-art regenerative and translational medicine program in Vail, Colorado. It is operating in partnership with internationally recognized scientists and research institutions. By establishing this new program, SPRI is exponentially expanding the capabilities of its research programs to create valuable and life-changing clinical innovations in sports medicine.

Drawbaugh is a proven leader and innovator in healthcare IT with over 30 years of experience in the areas of Information and Biomedical Technologies. Utilizing his entrepreneurial know-how, Drawbaugh has cultivated an outstanding track record of building lasting, revenue-generating partnerships. He has served on a number of boards including Oracle Advisory Board, IBM Advisory Board, IBM Health Care & Life Systems and Verizon Wireless.

Drawbaugh joins us from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he held the position of Chief Information Officer and other positions for 31 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical and electrical engineering technology from Temple University and an MBA from Duquesne University.

Other information technology honors to his credit include:

  • InformationWeek500 – UPMC was named No.1 Innovator of the Year in 2013 recognized for its innovations in technologies across all industries.
  • Hospital & Health Networks Most Wired - UPMC is the only organization nationwide to make the list for 14 consecutive years, which recognizes "technically savvy" hospitals. (2013)
  • HIMSS - UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Mercy, Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC, UPMC St. Margaret, UPMC Shadyside, UPMC McKeesport, and ISMETT have been recognized by the leading health care technology industry organization for advanced use of a comprehensive electronic medical record (EMR), achieving Stage 6 EMR adoption. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has reached Stage 7 EMR Adoption with a completely paperless EMR. (2012)
  • Computerworld Honors Program - UPMC was honored as a "Laureate”, which recognizes companies and organizations from around the world whose use of information technology has been especially noteworthy for the originality of its conception, the breadth of its vision and the significance of its benefit to society. (2006, 2008, 2011)
  • InformationWeek 500 – UPMC received national recognition for the 10th consecutive year in 2011 byInformationWeek magazine’s annual Top 500 listing of the most innovative users of information technology. UPMC also received the “Healthcare Innovator” award in 2010.
  • Best Practices in Imaging & IT - UPMC was declared one of the “Top 25 Connected Healthcare Facilities” by Health Imaging & IT magazine. (2008, 2010).
  • InformationWeek: Innovator of the Year – Mr. Drawbaugh along with his colleague Rasu Shrestha, MD was named Innovator of the Year for the development of UPMC’s SingleView radiology imaging solution.
  • InformationWeek: Global CIO 50 - Mr. Drawbaugh was named among the 50 global information technology leaders, touted not only as one of the top CIOs within health care, but also as one the most innovative business technology executives in any field. (2009)
  • CIO Magazine - Mr. Drawbaugh was named one of 100 CIOs to achieve excellence. (2000, 2003, 2005, 2008)
  • InformationWeek Magazine selected Mr. Drawbaugh as the “Chief of the Year”. InformationWeek, which considers CIOs from all industries, selected Dan because of his aggressive development and unparalleled use of innovation technology to transform health care. (2006)
  • Health Imaging & IT Magazine in 2004 named UPMC as a winner as one of the “Top 15 Connected Healthcare Facilities” for advancing healthcare through excellence in implementing digital image and information management strategies.
  • Health Imaging & IT Magazine in 2003 recognized UPMC as one of the “Top 10 Hospitals for Innovation in Digital Image and Information Management”.
  • UPMC received national recognition as the First-Place award recipient in the 1999 Innovation in Healthcare Information Technology Awards sponsored by Cisco Systems and Modern Healthcare.

Dan is a graduate of Temple University with a bachelor's degree in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering Technology. He also holds a master's degree in business administration from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

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