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Meet the South Carolina Governor-elect

Congratulations to the South Carolina Chapter Governor-elect, Steve P. Saunders, MBBS, FACP. He will complete a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2022. As Governor, Dr. Saunders will serve 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. In the meantime, Dr. Saunders will be working closely with Dr. Poston (the current governor) and College staff to learn about the College and his duties as Governor. To learn more about the new GED, read his bio below.


Steve P. Saunders, MBBS, FACP

Medical School Education: University of the West Indies

Post-Doctoral Training: Morehouse School of Medicine

Board Certifications: ABIM 1998, 2008, 2019

Present Employment Position: Hospitalist, Prisma Health

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Planning Committee, Chapter Meeting; Co-Chair, Hospitalist Committee

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2006; Attendee, Internal Medicine Meeting 2006

Other Appointments/Activities: Lead Hospitalist, Hillcrest Memorial Hospital; Co-Chair, Quality and Patient Safety, Hillcrest Memorial Hospital; Associate Professor of Medicine, USCSOM-Upstate, Prisma Health; Member, Stroke Advisory Team, Hillcrest Memorial Hospital; P&T Committee, Prisma Health; Antibiotic Stewardship Committee, Hillcrest Memorial Hospital; Member, Levi S. Kirkland Society, Prisma Health; Board Member, The Mentoring and Leadership Development Institute, Mauldin, SC

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Patient Safety and Quality; Hypertension Management