School of Medicine graduate elected president of South Carolina Medical Association
Andrew J. Pate, MD, is the first graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine elected President of the South Carolina Medical Association (SCMA). He was installed as the 151st President of SCMA during the organization’s annual meeting in Myrtle Beach on Saturday, April 28.
As president, Pate will help formulate SCMA’s legislative priorities and agendas. He will appoint physicians to various committees and preside over all general meetings. He will travel the state advancing the work of SCMA and serve as the organization’s spokesperson.
Prior to his election as president, Pate served SCMA as president-elect, speaker of the house and a board member for the past 12 years.
After graduating medical school in 1986, Pate completed an internal medicine internship at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institution and an anesthesia residency at The George Washington University Medical Center. He also received a B.S. degree in biology from the USC College of Arts and Sciences in 1981.
Pate specializes in anesthesiology. He is currently affiliated with the Charleston Anesthesia Group. He and his family reside in Mount Pleasant, S.C.
May 3, 2012