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Francis Rushton, M.D.

Francis Rushton, M.D., provided clinical care for 32 years at Beaufort (SC) Pediatrics, PA and as a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of South Carolina. He helped found and for ten years was the Medical Director for South Carolina QTIP, a statewide ambulatory pediatric quality improvement collaborative. In 1998 he authored the book “Family Support in Community Pediatrics: Confronting the Challenge.” He has served in a variety of positions with the American Academy of Pediatrics and was a member of its Board of Directors. He served on the AAP’s Early Brain Development Work Group

Dr. Rushton currently serves on the Boards of Voices for Alabama’s Children and the Jefferson County (AL) Child Development Council and is past Chairman of the Alliance (Voices) for South Carolina’s Children. Francis attended Georgetown University and is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Medicine. His pediatric residency was at UAB in Birmingham. Francis is a recipient of the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest honor. Dr. Rushton currently lives in Birmingham and is married to Margaret.