Dr. Italo Subbarao

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Subbarao is the Dean, and Chief Academic Officer at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Hattiesburg MS.  He is passionate about the intersection of big data and mobile technology for improving patient care.  He is the co-developer of Project HiRO, a telemedical drone, emergency response system and has received accolades from the UN regarding his work studying the use of Twitter for disaster response.  He is an emergency medicine physician and a leading authority for disaster medicine and has responded to major events throughout the world. He was formerly Director of the Public Health Readiness Office at the American Medical Association Center for Public Health Preparedness and Disaster Response and the Deputy Editor of the Journal of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness an official AMA publication. Dr. Subbarao has over 60 peer reviewed publications. 

He has provided field and technical support to the Haiti Earthquake, the Mumbai Shootings, Hurricanes Gustave and Ike, Hurricane Katrina, the Pakistan Earthquake, and other large scale events. He has published and edited over 60 books and articles and has been an invited speaker to many domestic and international sponsored conferences which include US Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organizations. Dr. Subbarao is an emergency medicine physician and has completed additional fellowship training in Disaster Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Subbarao completed his emergency medicine residency training at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he won three national resident research awards. He is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medical School joint DO/MBA program in Health Care Administration.

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