About the South Carolina Chapter


Steve P. Saunders, MBBS, FACP

Dr. Saunders serves as the official representative of the College for the South Carolina Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. To learn more about Dr. Saunders, read his bio.

Letter of Introduction from the Governor | Welcome Letter | Advisory Council | Past Governors

Chapter Vision Statement

To preserve the integrity of the practice of internal medicine, elevate our practices to historic delivery of excellent medical care, and lead our state in patient advocacy, collaboration among specialties, and continuing medical education.


Dr. Blase A. Carabello selected for ACP National Award

Dr. Carabello was officially recognized with the Harriet P. Dustan Award for Outstanding Work in Science as Related to Medicine during the 2021 Internal Medicine Meeting. Dr. Carabello is an internationally recognized expert in the field of valvular heart disease and currently serves as Chief and Professor of Cardiology, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. He specializes in the care of patients who have complex valvular heart disease, and in the practice of general internal medicine.

2023 Chapter Excellence Award

We are pleased to announce that our chapter is in receipt of the Silver Level of the 2023 Chapter Excellence Award! Only 11 chapters received the Silver Award. The award recognizes chapters that achieve excellence in chapter management. In order to achieve the Chapter Excellence Award, chapters must meet nineteen Bronze criteria and seventeen Silver criteria. Criteria include such activities as undertaking efforts to increase advocacy efforts, collaborating with stakeholders to increase visibility of the ACP, holding competitions for members, providing chapter financial reports to members, having Medical Student and Resident/Fellow members on the Governor's Advisory council, retaining transitional and unpaid members, giving awards to chapter members.

Chapter Excellence Award Silver

Award Archives

Chapter Awardees | Award Descriptions/Criteria | Chapter Centennial Legacy Award | South Carolina Chapter College Awards

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