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Professional Profile: Eric R. Powers, M. D.

Eric R. Powers, M.D., is Professor of Medicine and the Peter C. Gazes Professor in Clinical Cardiology in the Department of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He is Director of the Acute Coronary Syndrome Center and the Co-Medical Director of the Heart and Vascular Center at MUSC.  

He has authored or co-authored more than 300 articles, reviews, chapters, and abstracts.  He has served on multiple national committees, including the National Institutes of Health Study Sections, and on committees and research review committees with organizations, including the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. He has served as Chair of the Steering Committee for the South Carolina Mission: Lifeline Project, developing a state-wide program for delivery of care for ST-elevation myocardial infarction. He currently serves as Chair of the South Carolina Heart and Stoke Care Alliance. For his work in leading the South Carolina Mission: Lifeline Project he received the 2011 South Carolina Lewis W. Blackman Patient Safety Champion Caregiver Award.

He has a practice in the field of general and interventional cardiology. He has been recognized as one of “America’s Best Doctors.” He is active in the education of students, residents, and fellows, and leads a research group focused on innovations in interventional cardiology. As Co-Medical Director of the MUSC Heart and Vascular Center, he is a leader in the areas of operations, quality, strategy, and program development in the subspecialties of Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, and Vascular Surgery.

He holds a medical degree from Harvard Medical School and received training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital.