Lindsie Cone, M.D., named assistant dean for information technology and chief information officer

Lindsie Cone, MDLindsie Cone, M.D., chief information officer for the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, has been promoted to assistant dean for information technology and chief information officer at the School of Medicine.  Dr. Cone is also an associate professor of family and preventive medicine and serves as director of Palmetto Health Richland Hospital’s Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine program.

In recognizing the promotion, Richard Hoppmann, M.D., dean of the USC School of Medicine, noted Dr. Cone’s excellent leadership of the Office of Information Technology — a position Dr. Cone has held since 2004.

“Dr. Cone’s strong oversight has resulted in a robust information technology infrastructure for the school’s educational, clinical and research programs,” Hoppmann said. “During the past year, he served as the project director for the implementation of the Cerner electronic health record system at University Specialty Clinics.”

Since joining the School of Medicine in 1988, Dr. Cone has held various positions in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, including director of undergraduate medical education, director of inpatient services and director of computer services and medical information systems.  He was recognized in 2012 at the international level for his outstanding contributions in hyperbaric medicine teaching and education when the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society presented him with the Craig Hoffmann Memorial/Charles W. Shilling Award. 

His teaching skills have been recognized as a six-time recipient of the Family Practice Residency Program Outstanding Teacher honor.  He is a member of the American Academy of Family Practitioners, the South Carolina Academy of Family Practitioners, and the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.  Dr. Cone earned his bachelor of science degree in Chemistry from Clemson University and his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his family medicine residency at Palmetto Health Richland and the School of Medicine.

January 7, 2013