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Patrick Springhart, Chief, Division of Urology, Greenville Health System, Greenville, SC. W. Patrick Springhart, MD, is chief of the division of urology at the Greenville Health System and clinical 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, Patrick has published numerous peer reviewed journal articles and presented at US and international conferences on robotic prostatectomy. Patrick 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. Patrick 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. Patrick received the John D. Silbar award for outstanding clinical acumen, moral standards, and bedside manner; and in 2014, the American Urologic Association selected him to participate in an academic exchange program in Brazil. Patrick has 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 endurology fellowship at Duke University, where he helped to develop the university’s robotic surgery program. Patrick is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.