Dr. Edward Jauch is professor and director, division of emergency medicine, Department of Medicine; associate vice chair for research in the Department of Medicine; professor in the Department of Neurosciences; faculty on the MUSC Comprehensive Stroke Program; and director of acute stroke trials at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He is also adjunct professor of Bioengineering at Clemson University.
Prior to medicine, Dr. Jauch completed graduate training in bioengineering at Cornell University and was a faculty member in the Orthopedic Surgery Departments at the University of Kansas and the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Jauch completed medical school and emergency medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati, after which he joined the faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky stroke team at the University of Cincinnati in 1997. Dr. Jauch was recruited to MUSC in 2008 to help develop the residency program in emergency medicine, assist in the creation of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at MUSC, help establish MUSC's REACH Telemedicine Program (a state-wide acute stroke telemedicine network to improve rapid diagnosis and treatment), and co-direct the development of a state-wide stroke system of care through the South Carolina Department of Health.
Dr. Jauch is well known in the field of acute stroke research, leading or participating in numerous Phase II and III clinical stroke trials over the past 16 years. These studies have led to new approaches to managing patients with acute ischemic stroke and other forms of neurologic emergencies. He has over 140 publications, mostly in the area of neurologic emergencies. More recently, Dr. Jauch was awarded a pilot grant from MUSC’s NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award to explore barriers, facilitators, and recommended intervention strategies to improve access to stroke care in a southern rural community, using a community-based participatory research approach. Dr. Jauch also serves as the PI for the SC-CoAST network hub of the new NIH StrokeNet network. He has served on numerous NIH committees related to developing research in emergency medicine and developing research networks for neurologic emergencies.
Dr. Jauch is active in numerous national organizations. He serves as the immediate past chair of stroke council for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) and primary author for the new acute ischemic stroke guidelines. He is a coauthor on the flagship AHA/ASA guidelines for telemedicine use in stroke, primary prevention of stroke, pre-hospital care of stroke, and stroke systems of care. Dr. Jauch has guided the creation of numerous educational programs for the AHA/ASA and works nationally and regionally in advocating for improved stroke care and access to stroke care for all Americans. He has served in several leadership roles for the American College of Emergency Physicians, the South Carolina College of Emergency Physicians, and the Emergency Medicine Foundation. Dr. Jauch also serves on several national committees related to stroke care, including the Joint Commission technical advisory committees on comprehensive stroke centers and primary stroke centers. Collectively these efforts have striven to improve access to care, increasing the quality of acute stroke care, and educating both the general public and healthcare professionals on developing delivery systems for optimal stroke management.