Executive Medical Director & eEmergency Medical Director
Brian S. Skow currently serves as the Avera eCARE Executive Medical Director and the Medical Director of eEmergency for Avera Health. Avera Health, a 31-hospital integrated medical system based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, provides telehealth services through an entity called Avera eCARE, partnering with more than 245 facilities across a geography covering nearly 600,000 square miles and impacting some 900,000 patients since inception. In this role, he serves as the Medical Director for one of the most diversified and robust telehealth programs in the nation, Avera eCARE. At eCARE, Dr. Skow directs multiple telehealth service lines, including eICU, ePharmacy, eCorrectional Health, eLongTermCare, eSchool Nurse, eConsult, AveraNow (direct to consumer) and eEmergency. In addition, he has served as the Medical Director of eEmergency and in this role he has logged over 10,000 hours of direct patient telehealth experiences. Dr. Skow attended medical school at the University of North Dakota. He completed his emergency medicine residency at St. Vincent’s Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. He is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.