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Scott Sasser, M.D., FACEP

Clinical Professor
Clemson University School of Health Research


Chief Executive Officer
Prisma Health Medical Group

Contact: 864-455-7388 or

Who is Dr. Sasser?

Scott M. Sasser, M.D., FACEP, is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Prisma Health Medical Group in Greenville, South Carolina and Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville. He also recently served as incident commander for Prisma Health’s COVID-19 response. Dr. Sasser joined Prisma Health as the founding Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine in 2014, a position he held until early 2018 before serving as a regional Chief Clinical Officer, and then as President of the Prisma Health University Medical Group in the Upstate of South Carolina. Prior to his arrival at Prisma Health, Dr. Sasser spent twelve years in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he served in a variety of operational and academic leadership roles including Director of Global Health Programs, Global Health Fellowship Director, and Associate Medical Director.

In addition to his daily focus on healthcare system clinical operations and medical group leadership, Dr. Sasser has spent much of his career working nationally and internationally on clinical and public health issues related to the care of the acutely ill and injured with a focus on prehospital field triage, acute trauma care, preparedness and response, and emergency care system development in low and middle income countries. In addition to his time at Emory, he worked at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for twelve years, and has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the United States Agency for International Development. He is the author of multiple publications and
educational presentations and programs.
Dr. Sasser completed his emergency medicine residency training and emergency medical services fellowship at Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has lived and worked in Europe, the Middle East, and throughout Africa.

For more inforamtion, see his Curriculum Vitae.

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Key Health Research Interest Areas

Emergency Medical Services, Disaster Planning, Trauma Centers, Mass Casualty Incidents,Hospital Administration, World Health, Public Health, Wounds and Injuries