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Dan Drawbaugh

Dan Drawbaugh,


Chief Executive Officer

Dan Drawbaugh is Chief Executive Officer of The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado. As CEO, Drawbaugh leads a team of talented physicians, researchers and scientists who make TSC and SPRI one of the most sought after orthopaedic sports medicine destination centers globally where world class medicine and world class research strategically align.

Since becoming CEO in January 2015, Drawbaugh has presided over strategic growth initiatives that are delivering impressive results. Building upon more than two decades of pioneering sports medicine innovation and research, TSC has expanded into a new, state-of-the-art Sports Medicine Clinic. As well, SPRI has built a new, state-of-the-art Research Center comprised of a Regenerative and Translational Medicine Research Lab, Surgical Skills Lab, Biomechanical Lab and Biomotion Lab that operates in partnership with internationally recognized scientists and research institutions. By establishing this new Research Center, SPRI is exponentially expanding the capabilities of its research programs to create valuable and life-changing clinical innovations in sports medicine.

One of the key partnerships Drawbaugh has engineered is an alliance with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. SPRI and UT Health are facilitating landmark research into the growing study of stem cell based technologies and musculoskeletal conditions. Drawbaugh also expanded the organization’s partnership with the Vail Valley Medical Center (VVMC) as the two groundbreaking medical facilities entered into a $100 million, 10-year research partnership to continue to advance Steadman Philippon’s global prominence in sports and orthopaedic medicine through investments in research capabilities and new scientific research facilities.

Under Drawbaugh’s leadership, TSC continues to expand its acclaimed team of surgeons and physicians, including recent additions such as noted joint replacement specialists Dr. Raymond Kim and Dr. Joel Matta, former New England Patriots team physician Dr. Matthew Provencher and internist and perioperative medicine specialist Dr. David Kuppersmith.

Drawbaugh is a proven leader and innovator in healthcare information technology with over 30 years of experience in the areas of information and biomedical technologies. Drawbaugh joined TSC and SPRI 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.

Using 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 the Oracle Advisory Board, IBM Advisory Board and Verizon Wireless Advisory Board.

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 by InformationWeek 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.
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