W. Patrick Springhart, MD
SC Launch Board of Directors
Dr. Springhart is the Vice President for Institutional Innovation at the Greenville Health System, Greenville, SC.
Dr. Springhart, is the former Chief of Urology at the Greenville Health System and Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of South Carolina at Greenville School of Medicine. A national expert in robotic laparoscopic surgery and the management of complex kidney stones, he has published numerous peer reviewed journal articles and presented at US and international conferences. Dr. Springhart also serves on the board of MyHealth First Network, a clinically integrated network of more than 2,000 physicians and healthcare institutions in a nine-county region of South Carolina who work together to improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs.
Dr. Springhart has a deep commitment to improving health care at the community level. To that end, he established a physician extender fellowship program in urology that trains non-physician practitioners alongside urologists to ensure community residents have better access to health care professionals trained in urology. During his training, he received the John D. Silbar award for outstanding clinical acumen, moral standards, and bedside manner. In 2014, the American Urologic Association selected him to participate in an academic exchange program in Brazil. This unique opportunity helped provide a different perspective on how to approach health care challenges in the United States.
Dr. Springhart holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Dayton and a doctor of medicine degree from Wright State University School of Medicine. He completed a urologic residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago followed by a robotics and endourology fellowship at Duke University, where he helped to develop the university’s robotic surgery program. Patrick is a Fellow in the inaugural class of the Health Innovators Fellowship at the Aspen Institute.
Dr. Springhart resides in Greenville with his wife and children.