CHDR Investigators

William P. Moran, M.D., MSWilliam Moran, M.D., MPH
Dr. Moran graduated medical school and completed residency training in internal medicine at Georgetown University. He practiced full time at a community health center affiliated with Boston City Hospital/Boston Medical Center while serving four years with the National Health Service Corp. Dr. Moran then completed a geriatrics fellowship and received an MS in clinical epidemiology from Wake Forest University in 1992. After joining the faculty at Wake Forest, Dr. Moran was a Robert Wood Johnson faculty scholar and became residency program associate director for primary care. Dr. Moran subsequently became chief of general internal medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine and co-director of the center for health services research & quality. While at Wake Forest, Dr. Moran also served as the clinical director for the North Carolina Medicaid Program, northwest region, Central Piedmont Access II.

Dr. Moran came to MUSC in 2005 as professor of medicine and director of the Division of General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics. Nationally, Dr. Moran is past president of the Association of Chiefs of General Internal Medicine (ACGIM), has served on the ACGIM and SGIM Councils, and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Moran’s clinical and research focus is geriatrics, preventive care in aging, and chronic illness management. His recent work has centered on local health system changes, which support physician decision making in clinical practice, facilitate interdisciplinary care, and improve quality of care. This work includes analysis of existing system characteristics, systematic application of clinical evidence to care processes, and evaluation of impact on process and clinical outcome measures. Focus areas include analysis of the clinical environment, coordination of the clinical team, and informatics infrastructure, sparked by work under the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Building Health Systems project.

Dr. Chelsey PetzChelsey Petz, M.D.
Dr. Petz joined the Division of General Internal Medicine as an assistant professor in 2020 and currently serves as Associate Program Director for the Department of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Petz currently leads the Technology Assisted Case Management (TACM-2) Telehealth project which originated in the Center for Health Disparities Research and targets health disparities in rural South Carolina. She received her medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency training at MUSC where she served as chief resident from 2012-2013.