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Dr. William John Langley Receives the William Weston Distinguished Service Award

Dr. William John Langley of Charleston, SC recently received the 2016 William Weston Distinguished Service Award for Excellence in Pediatrics from the Department of Pediatrics at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

The award has been given annually since 1980 by the Department of Pediatrics. It was named for Dr. William Weston, who was the first pediatrician in the Southeast. It recognizes those who best exemplify the ideals of professional excellence, dedication and service to the children of South Carolina.

Langley has been actively engaged in the practice of pediatrics for over thirty years. During his outstanding career, he has made major contributions to the welfare of children not only locally, but statewide and nationally. He received his BA from Princeton University in 1971, and attended medical school at the University of Virginia where he received his M.D. in 1975. He pursued his pediatrics internship and residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Following completion of his residency, Langley did an ambulatory pediatrics fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He remained on faculty at MUSC as an instructor of general pediatrics for three years.

Leaving MUSC, he began private practice in Mt. Pleasant, SC where he practiced medicine for 23 years. He left private practice in 2005, becoming the chief medical officer of the East Cooper Regional Medical Center where he served until 2008. Since 2009, he has served as vice president and chief medical officer of Maxim Health Care Services, Inc.

Langley has not only been a clinician and educator, but also served at East Cooper Regional Medical center as chief of staff, chairman of the Bylaws Committee, chairman of the Governing Board.

He served as secretary-treasurer and later vice president of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Langley was chairman of the Chapter Forum Management Committee of the national AAP as well as a member of the Annual Leadership Forum Executive Committee. Since 2014 he has been a member of the Committee on Development as well as an Executive Committee member for the Section on Home Care.

Langley has also been involved in his community as the founder of the Christian Medical Clinic in Mt. Pleasant, a vestryman and warden at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Mt. Pleasant, director of Host of Directors’ Circle and a member of the Charleston County Medical Society. Throughout his career he has been supported by his wife, Hibernia “Mac” Cuthbert Langley, and together they have three children: William John Langley III, Hibernia McIlwaine Langley and Robert McKenney Cuthbert Langley. Langley and his wife reside in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

June 14th, 2016