Dr. Lisa Saladin, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA, is the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). In this capacity, she serves as the chief academic officer of the university with administrative oversight and leadership over all six colleges (Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy), the Hollings Cancer Center, the MUSC Libraries, and the Offices of Education Innovation and Student Life, Educational Planning and Effectiveness, Global Health, Humanities, Innovation and Research. She directs a total budget of approximately 40 million dollars, including the university strategic investment fund, which is used to finance strategic priorities for the university. Prior to serving in this role, Dr. Saladin was dean of the College of Health Professions at MUSC where she has been a faculty member for the last 32 years. Dr. Saladin earned a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (Physical Therapy) and a Master of Science in Anatomy (Neuroscience) from the University of Manitoba in Canada and a Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Florida.
Previously Dr. Saladin served as Vice president of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and chair of the APTA Public Policy and Advocacy Committee. In these roles, she was engaged in payment reform, new health care delivery models, telehealth and legislative advocacy. She met regularly with legislators and policymakers in Washington, D.C., and has been invited to make national presentations on health care reform and the future of health care. One of her passions is leadership development, and she has made many local, regional and national presentations on leadership.