Steven North, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Dr. North is a practicing Family Physician and Adolescent Medicine specialist at a rural health center in Mitchell County, NC.
In 2011, he founded the Health-e-Schools school-based telemedicine program that currently provides access to acute care, primary care, adolescent medicine, and comprehensive asthma services to over 25,000 students at 70 schools in six school districts across North Carolina. In 2014 the Health-e-Schools program was awarded the American Telemedicine Association’s President’s Award for Health, Quality and Innovation.
Additionally, he serves as the Medical Director for Mission Virtual Care working with a team to integrate inpatient, outpatient, virtual visits, and remote home monitoring into Mission Health, North Carolina’s sixth largest health system that serves the state’s 18 western most counties.
Dr. North is the Rural Telehealth Research Fellow at the University of North Carolina’s Sheps Center for Health Services Research, a member of the HRSA Rural Telehealth Research Center, leads the SPROUT school-based research interest group, and was a member of the National Quality Forum’s Telehealth Committee. He currently serves on the boards of the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center and the Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation, and is a co-author of the American Telemedicine Association’s Operating Procedures for Pediatric Telehealth and the Practice Guidelines for Telemental Health with Children and Adolescents.
Dr. North received his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his medical doctorate from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He completed his Family Medicine Residency, Adolescent Medicine Fellowship, and Master’s in Public Health at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
He lives in Spruce Pine, NC with his sons Eli and Oscar where they spend their free time building Legos, chasing their dogs, and reading.