CCMS Annual Membership Meeting

Thursday, December 19, 2019, from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Country Club of Charleston 1 Country Club Drive Charleston, SC 29412 Keynote Speaker: United States Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH   Due to special requirements and limited seating, attendance will be limited to Ticket Holders. Note: CCMS Members in good standing are entitled to claim ONE FREE TICKET Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows entitled to ONE FREE TICKET by joining CCMS (Free) CLICK HERE TO GET TICKETS

December 16, 2019|Categories: 2019, General, Meeting, Membership, Public Health|Tags: , , |

Congratulations to James Henry Tolley, MD, MAT, Assistant Professor

James Henry Tolley, M.D., MAT, is a native of Charleston, SC, a graduate of Clemson University and received his Master’s Degree from The Citadel. He received his MD degree from The Medical University of South Carolina in 1985. Dr. Tolley completed his residency in Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice. Upon completing his residency in Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia in 1988, he was invited to be an attending there in the Emergency Department as Assistant Professor of Surgery. With his mother being [...]

August 8, 2019|Categories: 2019, Member Highlights, Retired Physician|Tags: |

Walter E. Limehouse, MD, MA, FACEP, Associate Professor Retires

Dr. Walter Limehouse retired June 30, 2019 after 22 years at MUSC. He graduated from MUSC in 1974 and completed his medicine internship at Hospital St. Raphael/Yale in New Haven, CT before serving in the US Public Health Service in Wilkesboro NC. His general medical practice with the National Health Service Corps sponsored among the first free-standing nurse practitioner offices in NC. In 1977 he returned to residency, this time in pathology, at Miriam Hospital/ Brown in Providence RI, serving as chief administrative resident for three years. During residency he developed a conference on environmental pathology co-sponsored by Brown [...]

August 8, 2019|Categories: 2019, Member Highlights, Retired Physician|Tags: |

Fletcher C. Derrick, Jr., MD, Retires

As of June 30, 2019, Dr. Fletcher C. Derrick, Jr. will be retiring from the practice of urology at Lowcountry Urology Clinics and from the staffs of Roper and St Francis Hospitals. Dr. Derrick was a junior intern at St. Francis in 1957 while in Medical School at MUSC and subsequently several rotations at both Roper and St. Francis. Derrick joined the US Army Medical Corps as a senior student at MUSC. Upon graduation, he completed his internship at Martin Army Hospital in Fort Benning, Ga., and shipped out to Germany to serve in the 8th Division Artillery as [...]

August 8, 2019|Categories: 2019, Member Highlights, Retired Physician|Tags: |

Dr. Hochman’s Letter to the Editor Wall Street Journal CVS/Aetna Merger

Read the full article on the Wall Street Journal here: Wall Street Journal - Dr. Hochman's letter to the editor [pdf]

June 13, 2019|Categories: 2019, General, Medico-Legal|Tags: , |

Congratulations to Dr. Richard Gross

We would like to recognize Dr. Richard Gross for his recent receipt of the Humanitarian Award from the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America.  This is a terrific and well-deserved honor for Dr. Gross.  Congratulations! Interesting Info about Dr. Gross: The son of a theologian/minister and schoolteacher, Richard Gross grew up in western New York and Pennsylvania. In 1961, he graduated from Alfred University, where he was a forgettable Division III athlete(football, wrestling), but compensated for that with an undistinguished academic record. He then went south to Duke for his MD degree, exposing him to the sun, if you can’t get [...]

Dr. Hochman Interview on Accad&Koka

On June 3, 2019, Dr. Hochman was interviewed by The Accad & Koka Report.  Listen here: https://accadandkoka.com/episode80/ For an automatic transcription, you can read and listen here: https://otter.ai/s/z6M3X_39TjOtZF_Jdgkhcw

June 3, 2019|Categories: 2019, General, Legislative Affairs, Medico-Legal|Tags: , , |

CCMS Members Volunteer at Free Skin Cancer Screen

Drs. Hampton, Pearon Lang, Fiona Rahbar, CCMS members volunteered at free skin cancer screening organized by Dr. Todd Schlesinger - May 2019

May 28, 2019|Categories: 2019, General, Healthcare Disparities, Indigent Care|Tags: , |

Forgotten in ‘America’s Forgotten Pandemic’: African Americans and the 1918 Influenza Epidemic

Waring’s Joseph I. Waring Jr. Lecture to focus on 1918 Influenza Epidemic Dr. Vanessa Northington Gamble internationally recognized scholar on the history of race and American medicine CHARLESTON, SC (March 28, 2019) – Dr. Vanessa Northington Gamble will present the 2019 Joseph I. Waring Jr. Lecture, entitled, "Forgotten in ‘America’s Forgotten Pandemic’: African Americans and the 1918 Influenza Epidemic". Her talk is timed to commemorate the centennial of the 1918 influenza, which was particularly virulent in Charleston from October to November 1918. The lecture, hosted by MUSC’s Waring Historical Library, will be held Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. [...]

March 14, 2019|Categories: 2019, General|Tags: , |
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