CMS Annual Meeting on Dec. 12 will Feature Dr. Charles S. Bryan + USC Med Student Scholarship Awards

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Charles S. Bryan, M.D., MACP, FRCP(Edinburgh), FRCP(London) will Speak at the December 12 CMS Annual Meeting that will begin at 6:00 pm with dinner at the Palmetto Club in downtown Columbia.

Heyward Gibbes Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine Emeritus at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, Dr. Bryan was born in Columbia in 1942 and received his higher education at Harvard College, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In 1974, he returned to Columbia as the first infectious diseases specialist in central South Carolina, where he practiced until his retirement 44 years later (2018). He was a charter faculty member at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, serving successively as director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, and director of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities. He retired from the university in 2008 and spent the remainder of his career at Providence Hospitals, Columbia.

Dr. Bryan’s publications include 14 books and monographs, more than 170 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and more than 300 editorials. His writings mainly concern infectious diseases, medical history, medical biography, and various aspects of the humanities as applied to medicine including the status of medicine as a profession and medical professionalism.

Dr. Bryan is a past president of numerous organizations including the American Osler Society and is an inductee into the Society of St. Luke and the Order of the Palmetto, which is South Carolina’s highest award for non-military-related service. He is a Master of the American College of Physicians and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians of London.

Dr. Bryan is recognized as a world authority on Sir William Osler (1849–1919). His publications related to William Osler include five books or monographs, including Osler: Inspirations from a Great Physician (Oxford University Press, 1997) and 33 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He recently edited Sir William Osler: An Encyclopedia, a comprehensive summary of Osler’s life, writings, and influence, with 138 contributors representing five continents.

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