"Ambulance drone" creator and Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Professor of Clinical Sciences William Carey University College Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Italo Subbarao is the Dean at William Carey University
College of Osteopathic Medicine and co-founder of HiRO Telemedical Systems,
LLC, a telemedical drone system.
He is a visionary leader in disaster response and mobile
telemedicine technology who has received accolades from the United Nations for
his research on the use of Twitter for disaster response. He is passionate
about digital health and the use of advanced technologies such as artificial
intelligence for improving patient care in emergencies and disasters. Dr.
Subbarao has provided field and technical support to the Haiti Earthquake, the
Mumbai Shootings, Hurricanes Gustave and Ike, Hurricane Katrina, the Pakistan
Earthquake, and other large-scale events.
His most recent work with HiRO has received significant
national media attention from a variety of media outlets such as CNN, Forbes
Magazine, Wire Magazine, and the Washington Post.
He has published and edited over 60 books and articles and
has been an invited speaker to numerous conferences, which include events
hosted by the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organizations.
Dr. Subbarao was previously the Senior Associate Dean and
Chief Operating Officer at William Carey University College of Osteopathic
Medicine. As a result of his work at WCUCOM, he was named a 2017 Mississippi
Healthcare Hero. Prior to that, he was Director of the Public Health Readiness
Office at the American Medical Association Center for Public Health
Preparedness and Disaster Response, the Deputy Editor of the Journal of
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, an official AMA
publication, and the Medical Director for the National Disaster Life
Support Program Office.
Trained as an osteopathic emergency medicine physician, he
completed additional fellowship training in Disaster Medicine at Johns Hopkins
University. His emergency medicine residency training was conducted at
Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he won
three national resident research awards. He is a graduate of the Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medical School joint DO/MBA program in Health Care
Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Dr. Italo.